In today’s beauty obsessed world medical weight loss programs and coolsculpting procedures are becoming more and more common, but one of the other less invasive choices people are turning to are laser hair removal services. Today it is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S.
Laser hair removal technology works by using highly concentrated beams of light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light, which destroys the hair. Compared to other more expensive cosmetic procedures, such as Botox or plastic surgery, laser hair removal services are relatively inexpensive at about $273 for a treatment. Before you go spend that money though, here are three tips for laser hair removal services.
- Numbing Cream: Laser hair removal is hardly like a James Bond movie, but there will be a little bit of pain and discomfort involved. For those with a low pain tolerance investing in some sort of topical numbing cream is a good idea. Simply apply it a half hour or so before you go in for treatment if you’re a bit of a softy.
- Best Time of Year: This is more a matter of opinion/necessity to the individual, but ideally the best time to begin laser hair removal services is in the fall. It typically takes about four to six sessions spaced four weeks apart to see 70 to 80% reduction in hair growth, which will put you right about at summertime. Plus, you’re going to want to avoid direct sunlight as much as possible immediately following treatment or it could cause hypo and hyper-pigmentation of the skin.
- Light Hair Think Twice: The way in which laser hair removal services work is by targeting dark pigments in hair follicles. Unfortunately for blondies, it can be difficult for the treatment to work properly and may leave you wondering what you just spent all that money on.
Before you go in for laser hair treatment consider these pieces of advice.