Are you thinking of trying out a laser hair removal treatment? It’s one of the most effective ways of removing body hair and an alternative to traditional waxing. At ‘Simply Laser Hair Removal’, we use advanced medical-grade Cynosure Elite+ laser hair removal technology. Our techniques provide you with premature hair reduction to the face and body. If you’ve recently booked a treatment, or are considering one, there are a few things you need to know beforehand. We’ve rounded up the five things to know before you arrive for your treatment at ‘Simply Laser Hair Removal & Skin Clinic’.

1. Shave Before Your Treatment

The day before your hair removal treatment, you’ll want to shave the area in question. Shaving is one of the practical differences between laser treatments and traditional waxing. As the laser targets your hair follicle by using the pigment, you need to wax about 24 hours ahead of your appointment. If you turn up to your treatment without shaving, you can expect your technician to give you a razor and to be asked to do so before the treatment can start.

If you are having your face treated, then your skin needs to be makeup-free. Avoid wearing any deodorant or lotion on the areas you are treating. 

After your treatment, you can still have to touch-up between treatments but avoid using tweezers.

2. It’s Relatively Pain-Free

When people think of laser treatments, they usually expect there to be some pain involved. For most people, laser hair removal is a pain-free treatment. You may feel a sharp prickle against your skin, depending on the area being treated. Along with being pain-free, you can book in for your laser hair removal during your lunch breaks. Your treatment can take between 20 minutes to an hour depending on the area. Check out for more information.

3. You’ll Have to Hide from The Sun

You might think that you only have to hide from the sun after your treatment. Instead, you need to avoid the sun for at least four weeks before your appointment. If your skin is sunburnt or you have a tan, you won’t be able to avail of the laser treatment. If you are someone who lives for the sun, it might be best to book your treatments during the winter months, so you’re ready for the summer. 

Following your treatment, your skin will be vulnerable to sun damage. You will want to wear a strong sunscreen every day as your skin will be fairly sensitive. The area will be red, and you may feel bumps in your skin for the first 24 hours post-treatment. 

4. Trust the Process 

Laser hair removal is a long-term process. You can expect to see some results in the first few weeks after your initial treatment, but it may take six or more sessions to see optimum results. If you have lighter hair follicles, you may need additional treatments to see results as the laser targets the pigment in the hair. Once you start laser hair removal, you’ll want to keep up the treatment to continue seeing results. Try to book in for a treatment at least every six weeks.

5. Avoid Exercise After Your Treatment

Following your treatment, you want to avoid raising your body temperature. Skip your workout as sweat can cause bacteria to grow around the area. If you are going to shower, opt for a cold temperature setting and keep your body hydrated for the first week. As your skin is sensitive, avoid applying anything that might irritate your skin during the initial 48 hours post-treatment.

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