Cautions Before Getting Laser Hair Removal

What to be cautious of before getting laser hair removal

If you are not happy with tweezing, waxing, or shaving to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal Adelaide can be an option worth to consider. However, it is not always a sure thing. Its results may be great, but treatment with the wrong laser means you will not get maximum hair reduction. You may also end up with hyperpigmentation, increased hair growth, and burns.

Sounds great? Not so fast! If you are considering laser hair removal treatments, then you should consider the following things before scheduling your first appointment. Our passion at Brianna Moore Laser Guide is to deliver the most relevant, and up to date information in the laser industry.

1. Stay out of the sun

You cannot receive this treatment if you are sunburned or if you have a tan. If you are a fan of the outdoors, summer may not be the perfect time to begin laser hair removal. Instead, embrace the indoors for about 6 weeks before your appointment. Most people begin treatment during winter or in the fall in order to have hairless skin by summer.

2. Tanning beds, tanning lotions, and spray tans

These won’t help either. Tanning can cause eye damage, immune system suppression, premature ageing, and skin cancer. Tans can also change your skin’s pigment and should be avoided before undergoing treatment.

3. Be cautious with certain medications

Some medications can make your skin too sensitive to treatment and affect laser hair removal. Birth control, anti-inflammatory drugs, hormone treatments, acne medications and photosensitizing medications are just some of the medications that can affect your treatment.

4. Stop waxing, plucking and electrolysis

Once you consider laser hair removal, it is important to avoid any other method of hair removal that removes hair at the root. This interferes with the hair growth cycle required for an effective treatment.

5. Shave 1 or 2 days before treatment

Shave the area you need to be treated within 24-48 hours of your appointment to leave just enough hair for the laser to view. This reduces the risk of burns by keeping the hair below the surface of the skin.

6. Some skin and hair types can be hard to treat

Dark hair follicles are easy to treat because the laser usually targets the hair pigment. Gray, white, red, and blonde pigments can be a little harder to treat.

Darker skin tones may be harder to treat, however, Yag laser can be used to treat tan and African- American skin.

7. Laser hair removal around the eyes is a no-no

Lasers are very dangerous near the eyes. Always wear eye protection provided by your physician no matter where you are receiving treatment.

8. Full-body laser hair removal treatments are very dangerous

Your body can only safely absorb a certain amount of cosmetic laser heat and light each session.

Remember laser hair removal does not remove all your unwanted hair, in fact, there is nothing like total hair removal. For effective treatment, you should stick to the guidelines mentioned above, or visit a professional like