Laser hair removal methods offer a convenient and permanent reduction in hair growth. With the advances made in laser technology and introduction of newer and better equipment, it is possible to obtain significant results quickly and within few sessions.
Once you have decided to go for laser hair removal to rid yourself of unwanted hair, it is important to find a clinic that has the expertise to handle this job. While many centres offer laser treatments in Sydney, the quality of service depends on their professional expertise as well as efficiency of the equipment employed for the purpose. You should zero-in on a skin care clinic that is recommended and known to have trained estheticians who are experienced in providing treatment.
An initial consultation with the clinic is an absolute must. At this appointment, voice your concerns regarding the treatment and also try to understand the technique they employ. It is very important that you find the clinic staff approachable and capable. Treatment options would vary based on your skin type and hair texture. The equipment used may vary from person to person, as will the required number of sessions. You should discuss all these and the cost involved as well, before starting treatment.
Once you have completed all the groundwork and made a wise decision, you may still have to wait a little longer to begin your treatment. There are some important factors to be addressed before you start with your appointments,to ensure it is effective.
It is essential that you do not pluck, wax or employ any hair removal method that removes hair by the root for atleast 6 weeks prior to your session. This is because laser treatments focus on the “Root” cause of the problem, i.e, lasers target the hair by destroying the hair follicle. The hair removal procedures involve exposing the target areas to high energy laser beams. These beams are conducted to the hair root by the melanin that is present in the hair and the beams then destroy the root. In a couple of days following the treatment, the hair will fall out and will be unable to regrow.
So, it is important that there are plenty of hair roots available to act on, in order to maximize results from each session. At a time, not all hair are in the active growth phase that can be targetted by lasers. Since hair growth occurs in cycles, several sessions may be necessary to destroy all the hair follicles.
On the days leading up to the treatment, you can shave or use depilatory creams which remove the hair from above the skin, but leave the root intact. It isn’t a good idea to leave the hairs too long at the time of the treatment as this can impede the laser beam from reaching the hair follicle easily. The main requirement is that the roots should be visible as it is the hair color that the laser beam targets.Shaving on the day, or the day before is ideally recommended . You shouldn’t bleach the area prior to treatment either, or if you already have, it’s best to allow it to regain it’s original color before undergoing the treatment.
Another very important point to follow prior to a laser treatment is to avoid going out in the sun before your treatment. Laser treatment targets the melanin in your hair which is the same pigment that colors your skin, so the paler your skin, the more effectively the treatment will target only the hair. It goes without saying that this is not the right time to get yourself a tanning treatment or use self-tanning sprays for the same reason. On the day of your appointment, make sure to clean the area well and do not apply cosmetics or creams prior to your appointment.
With these few really simple steps taken care of, you will be ready and on your way to kiss your hairy woes GOODBYE!