Have you experienced painful ingrown hairs from shaving? Tired of razor bumps? Is your wallet a little too light because you’ve wasted money on creams and depilatories that don’t work?
If any of that sounds familiar it’s time you experience painless laser hair removal in Ellicott City!
I’ve Heard of Laser Hair Removal but Have No Idea How It Works! Is It Safe for All Skin Types?
Laser light energy is absorbed by the melanin (pigment) in hair. That energy converts to heat, which damages the follicles to inhibit the growth of hair.
You’ll hear many people say laser hair removal isn’t safe for everyone, but this is only a myth. While there was a time it wasn’t safe for dark skin, laser technology like that found in Diolaze makes painless laser hair removal in Ellicott City safe for everyone.
I’ve Got Hair I Want Removed From Several Places. Can Laser Hair Removal Treat Multiple Areas?
Yes, it can! Laser hair removal is safe and effective for use on the face, back, chest, underarms, legs, and bikini area, and you can have multiple areas treated on the same day. Have other areas of concern? Speak to your laser hair specialist about hair removal on those areas too.
Can I Get Laser Hair Removal if I Have Blonde Hair?
It’s true that laser hair removal works best on darker hair ,but that doesn’t mean you won’t have success if you’re blonde. If you’re unsure, it’s a good idea to ask during your consultation.
Is Laser Hair Removal Painful Like I’ve Heard?
When laser hair removal was first introduced, it was rather painful. That isn’t really the case now. Most patients describe the process as having a rubber band snapped on their skin, though any sensation felt is short lived. If you’re concerned about pain, speak to your laser hair specialist about a topical numbing cream.
Why Can’t I Do Laser Hair Removal at Home?
You can, but you won’t get the same results. Additionally, at-home devices are considered strictly cosmetic, so they don’t get near the scrutiny as the medical devices found at med spas.
More often than not, you’ll end up spending a fortune on a device that doesn’t even work. You’re also putting yourself at risk for damage to your skin. It’s safer to leave laser hair removal to the experts!
How Can I Be Sure Laser Hair Removal Is Right for Me?
Before any med spa treatment, you need to schedule a laser hair removal consultation. Not only do you need a medical evaluation beforehand, but you also need to discuss your concerns with your LHR specialist. It is only then a treatment plan can be created for you.
If you have questions, make sure to write them down and take them with you. Also, have handy important dates related to your medical history (surgeries, other med spa treatments, etc.) and a list of your current medications, vitamins, and supplements.
I Definitely Want the Best Results, So How Should I Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?
During your consultation, your laser hair specialist will provide you with pre- and post-treatment instructions. Be sure to follow them carefully! However, to get a head start you can begin preparing by doing the following:
- Stop waxing and plucking. Instead, stick to shaving for four to six weeks before your appointment. LHR only works on follicles that have hair roots.
- Limit your sun exposure. For two weeks before your appointment, you need to be mindful of how much time you spend in the sun, especially the area that you’ll be treating.
Sun exposure can lead to discoloration after LHR. If you’ve got a sunburn, skip your appointment until your skin as healed. You’ll risk burning and blistering your skin, and LHR will not be pleasant!
- Stop bleaching facial hair. Laser hair removal targets pigment, so if you bleach stop at least six weeks before your appointment.
- Stay hydrated. Water is not only necessary for cell function, but staying hydrated allows your body to flush out any toxins that might make LHR more painful.
What Should I Do on the Day of My Laser Hair Removal Appointment?
If you’ve done all you should do leading up to your appointment, getting ready will be a breeze!
The night before or the morning of your appointment, go ahead and shave the area or areas you’ll be treating with laser hair removal.
About thirty minutes before your treatment, it’s okay to take an OTC pain reliever to help eliminate any discomfort. You should also arrive with clean, dry skin. No makeup, lotions, or deodorant on any treatment areas.
Because your skin can get irritated by clothing rubbing up against it, it’s a good idea to wear something that is comfortable and fits loosely.
What Do I Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal Aftercare?
To get the best results, follow these laser hair removal aftercare tips. Most importantly, you do want to plan on continuing your treatment as most patients do require four to six for optimal results.
If you experience redness or swelling, use ice packs on the treated area. You can continue over-the-counter pain meds as instructed. Hold off on workouts for a few days after your appointment. Sweat isn’t good for skin that has just had LHR, so if you do need to exercise, keep it light so you don’t perspire too much.
I’m Excited About Painless Laser Hair Removal in Ellicott City! Who Should I Call for the Best Results?
At Bella Medical Aesthetics, you’ll find top-notch personalized service you simply won’t find anywhere else!
If you’re ready to experience beautifully smooth skin, it’s time to meet with Dr. Beena Nagpal. Contact us at 240-713-6587 today for hair-free and carefree results!