Are You Worried About Your First Laser Hair Removal? Don’t Be! This Is What to Expect

If you’re at all worried about getting laser hair removal it may be because you don’t know exactly what to expect when you first walk into the spa. Here is a brief overview of the treatment and what you can expect to have happen afterwards. It’s really a fast and simple procedure that can get rid of the unwanted hair anywhere in your body permanently. It’s time to put your shavers away for good with laser treatments!

The preparation steps

The first thing that’s going to happen is the hair in the area will be trimmed so that it is just above the skin. The technician will then have to make some quick adjustments to the laser according to the thickness and color of the hair that needs to be removed.

Depending on the area of the removal, you may be given a pair of glasses that will protect your eyes from the lights of the lasers. At this point the technician will apply either a device or gel to your skin to keep it cool.

The treatment begins

The person that is doing the laser hair removal will start slowly. Only a very small area will be worked on before the rest of the hair is removed. This allows the technician to check the results and make any necessary adjustments to the laser if needed. As well, if you’re going to have any type of adverse reaction to the procedure, it will show up then. Once everything looks good the rest of the hair will be removed.

If you are only having a small amount of hair removed, such as over your lip area, it will usually take about 15 to 20 minutes before the process is completed. If you are getting hair removed from a wider area such as your legs, it may take an hour or slightly longer to finish the treatment.

Following your laser hair removal

Once the treatment is done for the day you can expect your skin to be more sensitive than usual. The feeling will be similar to having a slight sunburn. There are lotions and creams available, however, that will help to reduce any discomfort that you may be feeling and you can also apply ice packs to the area to help reduce any swelling that may occur.

Your next appointment

In order to get optimum results from your laser hair removal you’ll want to schedule your next appointment right away. You’ll need approximately 4 – 6 weeks between appointments. This not only gives you time to heal but also allows any hair that has been resting underneath the skin to grow so that it can get removed with the next treatment.

We always have time to fit you in! Schedule your laser hair appointment in Tampa, Florida today.