As the warmer months start, you may be considering a more permanent hair removal option. This is because making weekly wax appointments can be hectic. When you need a hair removal treatment that works, your best option should be laser hair removal. 

If you did not already know what this is, laser hair removal is a non-invasive hair removal and hair reduction treatment. It relies on concentrated light that is applied to remove unwanted hair. Some of the best non-invasive laser Etobicoke treatments combine the technology of wavelength energy with a cooling tip. This helps persons with all skin types benefit from laser hair removal. The experience when using this technology is also comfortable and offers a seamless transition to hair-free skin. 

Things You Must Know About Laser Hair Removal Treatment

People have contradicting information on laser hair removal. In this post, we will be discussing straight facts to help debunk most laser myths. 

1. The process only sounds painful, but it is not

Most people assume that laser hair removal is painful. This is an acceptable belief, more so if you have had waxing. The truth, however, is the treatment is not painful. During hair removal, the light of a laser will be sent through the pigment in the hair down to the hair follicle. The light is converted into heat. The heat is what damages the hair bulb and follicle. In some unique situations, some people experience a quick, sharp pain. This is common on thinner skin, especially near the chin, temples and nose. The best thing is the laser technology used has a cooling mechanism. This means it runs a cold blast of air to where the laser was pointed, thus relieving the discomfort instantly. In most cases, people experience pain if their body temperature was already raised prior to the laser hair removal treatment. Managing your time better to avoid last-minute runs across town will help avoid discomfort. 

2. It requires patience 

A single session will not be enough to get rid of unwanted hair. It usually takes about two to three weeks after the initial treatment to start noticing the difference. The number of laser treatments needed to get the full result is between 8 and 12. Each session takes between 20 and 30 minutes, and the sessions need to be spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart. The duration of a session depends on the size of the area being treated.

It is also important that you be regular with the appointments to get the best results. If you miss a session or stop the treatment prematurely, the hair will grow back. This is because the hair follicles are in different growth stages. If all the hair follicles are not destroyed, the results will not be as impressive. 

 Once the treatment is done, you will be placed on a maintenance schedule which requires a complete laser hair removal every 2 to 3 months. The frequency will depend on your hair regrowth. The frequency of regrowth is affected by hormonal imbalance, medication, genetics as well as consistency in getting laser hair removal treatment. 

3. You need to shave the hair before the treatment

It is good to note that the laser may react with the hairs on the skin surface. Long hair can cause irritation and a burnt hair smell. To improve laser hair removal safety, it is recommended to use a hair trimmer or shave the area before your appointment. You need to clean the treatment area within 24 hours before the treatment and trim the hair. Never wax, tweeze or pluck the hairs. You only need to shave. 

Needless to say, the treatment area should be free from lotion, makeup, sun cream and deodorant. Let the practitioner know if you need wipes to clean the skin before treatment starts. You should also keep in mind that the area will not be treated if it has been exposed to the sun within 4 weeks before the laser treatment. You should also not use fake tanning products 3 to 4 weeks before the treatment. 

4. Start with a consultation 

Although non-invasive laser Etobicoke is a cosmetic procedure, it is good to consider it a medical procedure. This means you should only get the treatment from qualified experts. Secondly, you need to get a consultation first. The purpose of a consultation is to allow the practitioner to assess your skin and the area of focus. The assessment helps determine the number of treatments you will need based on your hair density. Always ask lots of questions during the consultation. 

Are you looking for a hair removal service in Etobicoke? Urban Beauty Bar has you covered. The clinic offers the most innovative and reliable laser hair treatment. The team is qualified and committed to meeting the desires of clients. Get in touch to find out more about laser hair removal.