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Five Important Considerations for Laser Hair Removal

Updated: Sep 16

If you’ve been considering laser hair removal, you’re probably wondering what the process is like and whether it’s right for you. At Avere Beauty we specialize in laser hair removal in Pittsburgh, PA, and can answer all your questions about the process—from cost to aftercare procedures. Before you make your appointment, understand how it works, what kind of results to expect, and how to prepare.

How Does It Work?

Laser hair removal works by using a high-intensity laser light that targets individual hairs and destroys them at their root without damaging the surrounding skin. The laser’s heat causes damage to the follicle that prevents future growth from occurring. That being said, it is important to note that laser hair removal will not stop your body from producing new hairs; rather, it reduces existing unwanted hairs from growing back. It is also important to be aware of possible side effects like redness or minor irritation of the treated area.

Five Things You Should Consider

Once you’ve decided that you are a good candidate for laser hair removal, consider a few things before your appointment.

  1. Shave 24-48 hours before your appointment (do not wax). This helps the laser easily penetrate the target and it also makes it more comfortable for you. If you do not shave, it will be harder for the laser to penetrate and it will not achieve permanent results.

  2. Avoid sun exposure. Stay out of the sun before and post-treatment. The sun will increase sensitivity and can cause hyperpigmentation when applying the laser. The sun can cause burns if exposed directly after treatment.

  3. Do not apply any creams or lotions 12 hours prior (including deodorant or makeup). Ensure your skin is clean and dry upon arriving for your appointment. Creams, oils, and lotions can prevent the laser from penetrating the root and result in ineffective treatment.

  4. Do not take any blood thinners or antibiotics before treatment. Consider getting advice from a medical professional if this is right for you. If it is dangerous to be off your medication, you may want to reconsider treatment.

  5. Be Patient. Results take time to show up. The amount of time depends on how many treatments are done. Most people see a reduction after just one session and complete results after 3-5 sessions, depending on the area they are having treatment done on.

Laser Hair Removal in Pittsburgh, PA

Laser hair removal is an effective way of reducing unsightly body hair that leaves lasting results when done properly by trained professionals like those at Avere Beauty. If done correctly it won't just leave you feeling confident—it'll also save you time since you won't have to worry about shaving anymore! Consider these five points when making your decision—and don't forget about preparation and proper aftercare! With these tips in mind and medical professionals helping guide your journey towards beautiful smooth skin, there's no reason why laser hair removal shouldn't be part of your beauty routine! Click here to know more about Laser hair removal.

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