Pre-treatment Must for Permanent Laser Hair Removal
If you’re looking into permanent hair removal, there are some precautionary and preparatory steps that you’re going to want to take beforehand. These pre-treatment treatments can help to ensure that your hair removal procedure goes off without a hitch and that the results are truly permanent: 1. Avoid the Sun For about four to six weeks before the treatment, you’ll want to limit your contact with direct sunlight. 2. Shave 12-24 Hours Prior Shave more than a day before your treatment and your stubble will start to grow back and interfere with the treatment. Shave less than 12 hours before the treatment, and your skin may be too sensitive. 3. No Tweezing, Plucking or Waxing For about four to six weeks before the treatment is to be administered, you’ll want to lay off of your usual beauty regimen. Too much stress on the skin or hair can reduce the effectiveness of the procedure. 4. Special Considerations Finally, those with existing skin conditions like cold sores will want to look into undergoing prophylactic antiviral therapy a day before the procedure, and for about a week afterward. Other than these points, there’s not a lot to worry about. Permanent hair removal is safe and effective. You may want to speak with P. Alexander Ataii M.D. and his staff about potential side effects if you have any serious skin conditions, and of course, you’ll want to make sure that you really do want to permanently get rid of your hair in a certain area, but beyond that, if you keep these facts in mind, the procedure should be well worth the cost.