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Hair removal can feel like a chore and is a downright pain to upkeep. Dealing with painful ingrown hairs and unwanted breakouts can be extremely time-consuming and frustrating as you try to keep up with your hair regrowing. Next thing you know, you are stuck in a constant loop of shaving and waxing. And if you do keep up with the constant routine of waxing and shaving, you may end up with unpleasant razor bumps and skin irritation that prevent you from feeling confident in your bathing suit. 

However, all this waxing and shaving may be a thing of the past. Laser hair removal does everything that traditional waxing and shaving does but better. Continue reading to find out how you can get the most out of this innovative solution. 

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It’s Time To Part Ways With Your Razor

Permanent hair reduction has become one of the most popular and sought-after cosmetic procedures around the world. Technology has allowed for this light-based treatment to permanently remove hair so you do not have to deal with tedious and bothersome traditional methods like shaving and tweezing.
Here are a few benefits of laser hair removal:

  • Quick treatments
  • Prevents ingrown hairs
  • Less painful than other methods of hair removal, such as waxing
  • Long-term solution

At Glo Skin & Medspa, we understand how frustrating it can be to have to go through the never-ending process of waxing and shaving unwanted hair. Our Edmonton spa offers laser hair removal services to help you reach your aesthetic goals. To learn more about the amazing benefits of laser hair removal and how the treatment process works, contact us by calling (780) 481-9772 or fill out our online contact form.

3 Tips To Help You Maximize Your Laser Hair Removal Results

While it is exciting coming into your first laser hair removal session, it is important to take certain precautions to make sure you receive optimal results. Here are a few ways you can prepare to maximize your hair removal results:

Come Prepared

Your practitioner will recommend you arrive at your appointment with the area being treated fully shaven. The laser will be ineffective if the hair is too long because the light will not be able to reach the hair follicles. However, do not shave right before the treatment, as this can cause skin irritation once the light from the laser penetrates your skin. It is best to shave the night before or at least a few hours before your session. Do not wax before the treatment either, as waxing pulls out the hair follicles which need to be kept intact for the laser hair removal to work effectively. If there is no hair follicle, the laser will burn the skin instead of removing hair. 

What you will need to come prepared for your appointment will be discussed with you and your practitioner during a consultation before your first session. Any questions you may have will be addressed then.

Do Not Have Unrealistic Treatment Expectations

There is no such thing as total permanent hair removal. Laser hair removal will permanently reduce body hair, but there is no scientific proof that it can permanently remove all body hair. While laser hair removal is referred to as permanent hair reduction, clients should not expect to be 100% hairless after treatment—especially after the first session.

You will notice a significant reduction in the amount of body hair that grows back after a series of laser hair removal sessions. The hair that does grow back tends to be lighter in colour, very fine, and sparse. Laser hair removal will lower the number of times you will need to shave in the future while reducing the amount and thickness of the hair that grows back.

Timing Is Critical

The best time for you to receive laser hair removal treatments is when your skin is least exposed to the sun. Popular times to receive treatments are during the winter months or 2-4 weeks after having any direct sun exposure to the areas being treated.

The ideal time for your treatment will also be influenced by your lifestyle and how tanned your skin is. Do you spend a lot of time outdoors? Will you be able to avoid direct sunlight for 2 weeks post-treatment? As for skin tone, the darker the skin tone is, the less energy the laser will be able to use. If your practitioner has to reduce the laser’s energy, more sessions will be required to obtain desired results. 

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No matter how often you pluck or wax unwanted hair, the painful sensation never goes away. Razors get dull and can cause rashes and abrasions that can itch and become unsightly. The worst part of these traditional hair removal strategies is that they are only temporarily effective and can never achieve the results you desire.

Laser hair removal has given so many individuals higher self-esteem and confidence knowing that they will never have to stress about any pesky, unwanted hair growing back. Live freely and confidently by booking a laser hair removal session with one of our experienced practitioners by calling (780) 481-9772 or by filling out our online contact form.

FAQs

How many sessions does it take to achieve optimal results?
The number of sessions you will need will depend on the area being treated, your skin type, hormones, and how much hair you have. Larger areas such as your legs or abdominal/back will require 6 to 10 sessions, whereas smaller areas like the upper lip will require 4 to 8 sessions. During your consultation, your practitioner will discuss your skin type and how many sessions they believe you will need for optimal results.

How long do laser hair removal sessions take?
Each laser session will depend on how large the area is being treated. The upper lip can be done in one minute, both underarms can be done in 5-7 minutes, and both legs can be done in 30-45 minutes. Once again, this will also depend on your skin type and how much hair you have.

Does laser hair removal hurt?
Patients describe the feeling of a laser hair removal treatment like being slapped by a rubber band or being pricked by a warm pinprick. Laser hair removal treatments can be slightly uncomfortable, but the degree of discomfort depends on what area is being treated and how sensitive the skin is. Areas that will feel the most sensitive are the underarms and the bikini line, as the skin is very thin in those areas.

 

 


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