The Facts About Laser Hair Removal: Start Now To Be Beach Ready By Summer.

The Facts About Laser Hair Removal: Start Now To Be Beach Ready By Summer.

Shaving, waxing, sugar scrubs: all effective ways to get the smooth skin you desire, but not permanently. These methods may create temporary sleek skin, but the hair will grow back, even if it grows at different rates. Laser hair removal is a great solution for those who are looking for permanent hair removal. Many people tend to consider laser hair removal in the summertime when more skin is visible, but it is better to receive laser hair removal before the summer so that all treatments are complete and you can be out in the summer heat, looking and feeling smooth and beautiful.

What To Know Before Laser Hair Removal

Give It Time. Laser hair removal takes several treatments before you start seeing results. You will likely need about 2 to 3 weeks before you see any difference at all, and your full results won’t show for about 8 to 12 weeks. Since it takes a while to see results, you should plan ahead of when you want your treatment to be completed in order to determine when the ideal starting time is. For example, if you’re going on holiday in June, you should start your treatment in March.

Shave And Prepare Beforehand. Before each laser hair removal treatment, you should shave the area to avoid any burning hair or skin irritation. It’s important that you only shave; do not pluck, wax, or tweeze the area. For the laser treatment to work, the hair root needs to be connected to the hair follicle. The skin also needs to be prepared by removing any product, including cream, makeup, lotion, or deodorant. 

Avoid The Sun. The treatment area should be protected from sun exposure for 4 weeks before treatment and 2 weeks after treatment. This makes having laser hair removal before the summertime even more important. Laser hair removal is more difficult if the skin is tanned or if the hair is sun-bleached. If you’ve been exposed to sunlight shortly before your treatment, you are more likely to suffer skin damage or irritation during the laser hair removal process.

Alter Your Routine. After receiving hair removal, you may need to change your skincare regime. While scrubs and retinols should be avoided for 2 days after your treatment, your skin may undergo some changes that might require other products, such as stronger moisturizers. Chemical peels and fake tanners should also be avoided for about 2 weeks after treatment. Other aspects of your routine may need to be altered as well, as the heat from the laser will stay in your skin for about 24 hours. Because of this, you’ll want to avoid gyms, saunas, hot showers, or any other warm environments that may encourage bacteria growth.

You May Need Additional Sessions. While laser hair removal is often a permanent hair removal solution, some people see a bit of regrowth and need more sessions, but these sessions are typically only required 2 times a year; still less frequently than shaving or waxing.

Laser Hair Removal From Glo Skin In Edmonton

If you want an easy, permanent hair removal solution, consider laser hair removal. When conducted by a professional, this treatment offers smooth skin with no need for shaving or waxing ever again! At Glo Skin & Medspa, we offer the latest technology in laser hair removal for men and women in Edmonton. Our skin care specialists will work with you to determine the best approach for your skin and they will explain the process to you in a clear, concise manner. To book a laser hair removal session in Edmonton, contact Glo Skin either by calling 1-780-481-9772 or by filling out the online contact form.


Q: What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?
A: Every area of your body can be treated. The most popular areas clients seek treatment for are the legs, bikini area, back, and armpits.

Q: Does laser hair removal hurt?
A: 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. Any discomfort will be brief, as treatments only last a short time.

Q: Can I do laser hair removal on myself at home?
A: There are hair removal lasers sold for at home use, however, these lasers are less intense and will likely not yield ideal results. Since the at-home lasers are not medical grade, the safety inspections are not as rigorous and if you do choose to do at-home laser hair removal, be very cautious to not injure yourself.


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