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9 Things You Should Know Before Getting Laser Hair Removal

What You Should Know About Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted body hair. It works by using gentle, yet effective, Broadband Light (BBL) energy to heat hair follicles. Which means, no more shaving! However, there are a few things you should know before getting treatment.

1) It Sounds Painful, but it’s Not as Bad as You Think

Laser hair removal is completely painless! Using BBL to heat the hair follicles is quick and safe. Imagine, never having to deal with the pain of waxing ever again!

2) Be Patient

It can take up to 3 weeks after your first treatment to see a difference and it can take 6 to 10 treatments to get the full result. Everyone’s body is different, so be patient because smooth skin is worth it.

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3) Shave Before You Laser

The laser targets the root of the hair, so the hair needs to be shaved. Otherwise, the hair on top of the skin could get singed and that isn’t very effective.

4) It’s a Quick and Easy Process

Depending on how much of your body you are getting lasered, the process is relatively quick. A full face appointment could take around 20 to 30 minutes. It may take you extra time to reapply makeup afterward, but at least your face will be smooth!

5) Avoid Sun Exposure

Too much sun exposure in general is bad for your skin, but before and after laser hair removal, it is very important to avoid the sun. if you already have a tan or sun burn, wait until it fades to get laser hair removal.

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6) You May Need to Switch Up Your Skincare Routine

Scrubs and glycolic acid should be avoided a few days before and after treatment because they can irritate your skin and dry it out. You may also find that adding extra moisturizers to your skincare routine will fight dryness and discomfort.

7) Laser Hair Removal Helps Prevent Ingrown Hairs

Shaving can irritate the skin and cause hair to grow underneath the skin, also known as an ingrown hair. Laser hair removal causes the hair to grow straight, reducing the irritation and development of ingrown hairs.

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8) Don’t Pluck, Dye or Wax Before Treatment

Waxing, plucking, and bleaching, impedes the hair removal process. If you want to be completely smooth throughout the process, then take the shaving route instead.

9) It Works on All Skin Tones

There are a few different kinds of lasers that all work differently with diverse skin tones. BBL is safe and effective for most skin tones, but everyone’s skin and hair is unique.

Our Forever Bare BBL laser hair removal treatment is the safest and most comfortable option for removing unwanted hair. To learn more about laser hair removal, download our free infographic or schedule a skin exam here to see if this treatment is right for you!