Maybe you’ve made your first appointment at a Laser Hair Removal clinic or maybe you bought yourself a home laser. Both very different experiences. Today I want to talk about how to prepare for your (first) in-clinic LHR appointment and a little about how to prepare for an at-home laser device use. If you already had your appointment and want to know what to do after your laser treatment, Click Here. In this post I will take you through the whole experience. After reading this I hope you will feel completely relaxed and ready for your (first) appointment.
“Laser Hair Removal is hands down the best thing I’ve ever spend my money on.”
I want you to be totally comfortable and reassured before your appointment. Make sure tough, to pick out a well established Laser Clinic that has good reviews on google. Reviews on clinic’s actual website could always be fabricated so make sure their google reviews are largely positive. There will always be a few negative experiences by some people who maybe didn’t listen to the clinic’s advice or didn’t attend to the after care. Doing your research for the clinic and the treatment, like you’re doing right now, is crucial for getting the right end result.
Laser Hair Removal is the best thing I’ve ever spend my money on! I know that sounds a little dramatic. But girl!… You don’t want to know how much I hated having to shave and getting those shave burns and ingrown hairs. Especially in my bikini area. It was a literal nightmare. It would hurt and itch so much right after shaving, the day after (couldn’t even wear tight jeans). Several days after, still an unhappy puss. Then it would start to itch again when it would grow too long. And so the torturous cycle continued.
It’s always nice to know a bit about what you’re getting into. Getting a little more information from an unbiased source, someone who isn’t going to tell you that it’s only going to be a ‘pinch’. Someone who isn’t going to tell you to buy this or that. Just my personal opinion and my experience with having laser hair removal done in a clinic and used several different home laser tools.
Preparation For In-Clinic Laser Treatment
Before going to your appointment you want to have shaved the designated area 1 or 2 days in advance. I wrote a whole other article on this. My experience taught me to shave 2 days in advance instead of 1, to read why Click Here. Make sure to wear loose fitting clothing. After your laser treatment, especially if it’s the bikini area, might be a little sensitive. So you don’t want to squeeze yourself in some tight jeans or leggings right after because this might irritate or even hurt. In the summer maybe opt for a cute summer dress or skirt. In the winter pick out your cutest pair of joggers, sweatpants? What do you call it? I’m from the Netherlands so I don’t have a clue haha. Also try not to tan the area too much, not even fake tan. The darker the area the more the laser will hurt and the lesser the effect will be.
Preparation For Using an At-Home Laser Device
The laser power in a home device is way, way lower than the ones they use in clinics. So a lot of the stuff you need with your in-clinic treatments, you don’t need with an at-home laser session. But just to get you fully prepped and happy, let’s go over some basics you want to be aware of when you’re about to use your home laser device.
Same as with in-clinic prep, you want to shave 1 or 2 days in advance. Again, for a more in-depth explanation about shaving and prep Click Here. Also go light on the (natural) tanning and fake tan so your designated area you’re planning to laser isn’t too dark. The thing is; the laser is designed to be drawn to dark pigment. This is how it targets the hair follicle and destroys it. When the surface area is darker, it will absorb more of the laser flash and inherently you’re losing effectiveness.
I can hear you think: but what if my natural skin tone is darker than all those basic white bishes… Well, hun, I got you! Here you will find At-Home devices for people with darker skin tones. Meaning not every home laser device is equipped to treat darker skin tones. I know, the world sucks. You win some, you loose some huh.
Same as with in-clinic prep, you want to shave 1 or 2 days in advance. Again, for a more in-depth explanation about shaving and prep Click Here. Also go light on the natural’ tanning and fake tan so your designated area you’re planning to laser isn’t too dark. The thing is; the laser is designed to be drawn to dark pigment. This is how it targets the hair follicle and destroys it. When the surface area is darker, it will absorb more of the laser flash and inherently you’re losing effectiveness. If you have naturally tanned or a darker skin tone you want to use a very specific home laser, for more information on that Click Here. Not every home laser device is equipped to treat darker skin tones.
Make sure you also have a look Here to know how to take care of your treated (lasered) area the right way. taking good care of your skin afterwards will really improve your end results.
I am so excited you’ve found my page. I hope this post has helped you or answered some of your questions. If not? Then feel free to leave a comment down below or browse around on here some more. There’s lots more information provided for you to get better acquainted with laser hair removal.. and with me:). Click the image below to get to go to ‘about me’.
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X- Iris G.