4 Things You Need To Know Before Getting Laser Based Hair Removal Treatment

10 January 2016
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If you are considering seeking out laser based hair removal treatment, you need to be informed about the process before you begin treatments. Here are four things you need to know before you get laser hair removal treatment. 

#1 Your Skin Tone & Hair Color Matter

If you want to undergo laser based hair removal treatment, you need to know that your skin tone and hair color may affect the outcome of your treatment. When laser hair removal machines were first created, they were calibrated for individuals with lighter skin tones whose hair was darker.   

The lasers are calibrated to pulsate light onto the melanin in your hair. Melanin is the pigments that makes your hair dark

If you have dark skin, you need to make sure that the treatment facility you are going to have invested in a modern hair laser removal machine that has been specifically calibrated to remove hair on individuals with dark skin. If they just use the general laser hair removal machine on you, it could cause discoloration to your skin because the laser will target the melanin pigments in your skin. 

#2 The Hair Does Not Fall Out Right Away

If you are planning on going in for laser treatments, do not expect the hair that was targeted to fall out on the spot. It generally takes multiple days for the hair that was targeted to fall out. The pulses the laser sent out broke down the pigments in your hair; it will take a while for that effect to become visible to you.

You can speed up the process by using a sugar scrub when you take a shower every day. This will help exfoliate your skin and will help remove the hair that was treated.

#3 It Takes More Than One Treatment

Laser based hair removal is a gradual process. It will take multiple treatments in the same area in order for there to be a long-term reduction your hair growth. 

After you go through your initial treatments, you will need to do maintenance every once in a while in order to treat all of your hair and reduce your hair growth as much as possible. 

#4 Results May Vary

Finally, you need to understand that your results may vary from other people you know. Each person's skin is different, and the laser will interact with your skin differently than it will with someone else's skin. For some people, it takes a number of treatments to achieve long-term hair growth, and for others, it is achieved more quickly. Do not try to compare your results or number of treatments to anyone else; your treatment is customized for your unique skin and hair situation.

Before you go in to get laser hair removal treatment, you need to understand that your hair and skin type will affect your treatment, and that the results are not immediate, take time and vary from person to person.