How Do You Know if Laser Hair Removal is Best for You?
If you are unhappy with waxing, shaving and/or tweezing to remove unwanted body hair, laser hair removal may be the best option. The use of lasers is a common cosmetic procedure in San Diego that may help to permanently remove unwanted hair from the face, arms, legs, back, bikini area, underarms and other areas of the body where you have unwanted hair. Although most people are candidates for laser hair removal, there are a few things to consider that may cause you to be ineligible for this type of treatment.
If you have white, gray or blonde hair laser treatments may be ineffective. White hair has a pigment that is difficult to be detected by the laser, so if you have light hair in the bikini area, legs or underarms, laser treatments might not work. Although it is often difficult to completely remove hair that is naturally blonde, an aesthetics professional will be able to determine the extent of the benefits.
Pregnant women should not be treated with laser hair removal, because the laser may be harmful to the baby if treating the abdomen or bikini area. Although there have been no clinical studies performed on pregnant women, it is best to wait till after pregnancy to have the procedure. Laser treatments are usually painless, however, a pregnant woman may be more sensitive to pain so laser treatments may be extremely painful and there is an increase in hormones during pregnancy so the hair removed with lasers may grow back immediately. Unless there are other factors that may interfere with treatments, following pregnancy laser treatments can be beneficial.
If you are diabetic and insulin-dependent you may be at a risk of infection with a laser hair removal treatment. For most people, hair removal by laser is very safe and does not have side effects, however, if you insulin dependent it is important that you discuss this with your aesthetics professional before you begin treatment.
It is important that you are honest with your Aesthetic professional regarding your exposure to the sun. If you have recently had sunburn, you should wait at least 30 days before having a laser treatment, because the excess melanin produced by the sun may interfere with treatment. If you tan regularly, it is recommended that you avoid the sun for 30 days before a treatment to obtain the best results.
Laser hair removal typically does not produce any side effects and the costs are relatively inexpensive, however, the cost will vary depending on the area being treated. There are several excellent benefits with hair removal treatments; however, in order to obtain the best results, it is important to be open and honest with the aesthetic professional providing the treatment.