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Hello Laser! Goodbye unwanted body hair!

So many of us have to cope with unwanted body hair. Shaving, waxing and tweezing becomes such a chore!

Laser hair removal is one of the mostly widely done cosmetic procedures for hair removal that growing in popularity each day. It uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to damage or destroy the hair follicle, by zoning in on the pigment of the hair being removed. The damage done to the hair follicle with one treatment is minimal. It usually takes at least two to three sessions to remove hair and delay regrowth.

It is commonly done on legs, armpits, upper lip, chin, etc. The success of a laser hair removal depends on the color of the skin and the hair. The higher the contrast between them, higher is the success of laser removal. Hence, laser removal is most effective when the hair is of dark color and the skin is light. It is not as effective in blond or white hair.

Here are some FAQs to help you decide if laser removal is right for you.

Is laser hair removal safe?

Laser hair removal is safe for almost anyone. There are few, if any, side effects. The procedure is painless – you may feel some slight discomfort, such as in sensitive areas (like your underarms), but you shouldn’t be in pain. Minimal post-laser care is required.If you’re worried about the safety of this treatment, consult a professional who will answer all your questions and explain the treatment in detail.

Will laser hair removal work on my skin?

Different skin types need different lasers. That’s why it makes sense to visit a professional laser centre like Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa where trained specialists can evaluate your skin type, conduct a patch test, and deliver the most appropriate treatment.

How many sessions of laser are required?

In general, 6-10 sessions are needed initially. Additional top ups are required to maintain results. After an initial course, 80-85% of hair will be reduced in most people. The remaining 15-20% will be lighter and will need to be maintained. It all depends on various factors such as hair color, hair density, skin color, underlying health issues, treatment intervals, etc.

What to do before laser hair removal?

Some prepcare is required before your laser session:

  • avoid UV exposure 7 days prior to treatment
  • wait 2 weeks if you are sunburned or tanned
  • avoid waxing/threading/tweezing the area at least 4 weeks (shaving is ok)
  • avoid tanning products 7 days prior
  • no makeup/deodorant/lotion on the day of your appointment
  • shave the area before the treatment

What to avoid after laser hair removal?

Skin is bound to be sensitive after laser treatment. Here are some tips to care for your skin after laser treatment:

  • wear loose, soft clothing
  • avoid exposure to sun
  • use post-laser cream as directed
  • avoid hot showers

Is winter the right time for laser treatment?

Most of us wake up to laser hair removal at that time of year when our legs and underarms are showing. In truth, the winter months are the best time to start laser hair removal treatments.

Since two to sixsessions are required, getting your treatments throughout the winter will ensure you have smooth, hair-free underarms,legs or any other body part, just in time for spring and summer.

Conclusion

If you want to go in for laser hair removal, now is the right time and Sanctuary is the right place. The best day spa in Orlando, Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa has a team of highly qualified specialists who will analyze your skin and hair, explain the treatment andpatiently answer your queries.

What’s more, Sanctuary is currently offering amazing deals on laser treatment. Up to 50% off on 6 treatments, and even financing for those who qualify.Make an appointment at the Award Winning Hair Salon and Med Spa in Orlando. A free consultation awaits.