Hair on the body? That too on the places quite visible to others? I would not have heard something more miserable than this. As much as we appreciate and promote body positivity and accepting your body the way it is, there comes a time when women prefer getting their hair shaved off permanently. We, as women, go for the temporary solutions—the solutions that get us even more hair as a result. Today, due to the advancement in technology, women all over the world are moving towards more lasting solutions, and laser hair removal is one of them. Both men and women are going for this solution, as it is a painless treatment that reduces your hair growth to the highest level. Also, we would like to add that it does not remove your hair permanently.
Imagine wanting to flaunt your backless and sleeveless dress at your friend’s anniversary, and the moment you think of stepping out, you realise you forgot to shave your hands. That annoying realisation would just make you want to skip the party at all. In such instances, we highly recommend getting a laser hair removal treatment. The best thing about this treatment is that it’s painless (undoubtedly), and more than that, it minimises the growth of overall body hair too. WHAT A RELIEF!
However, there are a few facts that we want you to know about!
Works on Every Skin Type
Gone are the days when you had to be of a particular skin type in order to get the laser hair treatment. Today, there is no such thing anymore; whatever your skin type is, you can get the treatment. Thanks to the new technologies today, the expansion of the laser hair removal breath is now possible. However, you must know it is not perfect. If you have a darker skin tone, we would recommend you still consult your doctor before you move forward.
Does Not Cater to All Hair Types
Hair that is darker and brunette responds better to laser treatments as they are attracted better to pigmentation. Currently, we are still working on hair that has no pigmentation, such as white hair, light red hair, or even light blonde hair. The perfect hair type is coarse, rough, and bristly. The finest and smoothest hair often creates problems throughout the treatment, and the laser does not pick them well either. However, the technicians are still working on advancing their technology and bringing something that can deal with light hair as well.
Won’t Work If You Have Waxed/ Tweezed
If you have recently had a run to the parlour for waxing or maybe had a sudden tweezing session right at home, you might want to delay your laser hair removal appointment. One of the mistakes that most women and now men also make is that they remove their hair for any reason and then go for their laser treatment. It’s the last thing that you should be doing. You should have proper hair growth before you think of going for the treatment.
But the real catch here is that you can save before the session. That is surprising, right? I mean, why can’t we tweeze or wax if we can just shave? For us, shaving, tweezing, and waxing are all the same, but for the professionals and the practitioners, there is a difference in all three practises. Waxing and tweezing remove the hair follicles, whereas saving does not, and that is more feasible for the laser treatment. One of the reasons why shaving is preferred is because it does not take off the follicles, which makes it easier for the laser to target them.
Whereas waxing and tweezing take off the follicles as well, and that does not work well with the overall laser treatment. In case you are planning to get a wax before getting your laser hair treatment, we recommend you wax at least a week before the treatment. For perfect and better results, it is better that you shave the body and not wax or tweeze.
Different Patients Have Different Needs
One of the many things that we recommend people understand is that something that works for your friend does not necessarily work for you too. Every other person has different needs; it is not the one sit-up process; it needs sessions and a lot of sessions, and with every session, the growth of the hair would minimize. If your body needs five sessions, your friend might get done with it in just three sessions. However, you should know you would need some sessions, in order to get rid of the hair permanently. One of the reasons why hair laser treatments are frequently needed is because they often come in the growth stage and do not come out entirely and easily.
Moreover, if you are going through PCOS or other hormonal issues, there may be some fluctuations in your sessions. You might end up getting more sessions than your sister, who does not have PCOS. The primary goal of the laser hair removal treatment is to get rid of 80%–90% of the hair; 100% is not possible.
If Confused, Consult a Doctor
The best thing that you can do for yourself before getting treatment is get a consultation from a doctor, someone who is professional, knows about everything, and can guide you better. One of the many mistakes is that most people do not take the advice of professionals and make decisions on the basis of their own judgements and friends’ experiences, only to end up getting scammed or not making the right decision for their bodies.
The professionals who know their work can guide the customer better; they know how many sessions a person should go through and how they will be taken care of. When you are putting your body in the hands of professionals, it is extremely important to discuss all the details with the concerned person.