Protecting Your Hair From Heat

3 Tips For Getting The Best Laser Removal Results

If you are tired of shaving your legs, armpits, or anywhere else, you may want to consider using laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is a permanent solution to getting rid of hair. The laser destroys the follicle so no new hair will grow out of it. It may take a few treatments for you to get the results that you are looking for. If you have decided to get laser hair removal, there are some tips that you can use that will make it easier on you and make the process more successful. 

Avoid the Sun

For a few weeks before your treatment, you want to avoid the sun. That includes avoiding any tanning booths. If you have a sunburn you can't get the treatment. It won't work if you have a tan either. That's because the laser targets and attacks the pigment in the hair follicle. If your skin is tan, then the laser may not go for the correct target. This makes winter an excellent time to get your hair removal done since you tend to wear clothes that cover more of your skin and you aren't out in the sun as much. 

Shave the Affected Areas

It seems odd that you need to shave the areas of your body that you are getting permanent hair removal done on, but if you want the best results you need to shave everything the night before or the day of your treatment. However, you don't want to shave immediately before your appointment because you can leave the skin irritated and the laser treatment may irritate the skin even more than it would otherwise. The reason you want to shave is that any surface hair will absorb some of the laser's rays, which will mean that it isn't going where it's supposed to and isn't destroying the follicle. If you miss some hair, the techs may be able to help you with a touch-up. 

Avoid Caffeine

You may need to have your morning cup of coffee to keep you going, but you really should avoid caffeine the day of your treatment. That's because you need to be nice and relaxed to get the best results. Even if you drink a lot of coffee, the caffeine can still make you tense up or a little jittery, especially if you are nervous about your appointment. 

Laser hair removal means that you don't have to shave anymore. It will take a few treatments to kill the hair completely since only hairs that are in the active hair growth stage will be affected, but once you are completely done, you don't have to worry about that hair anymore. For more information, contact a business such as Phaze Laser Med Spa.