If you were to ask any woman about her biggest aesthetic dream, then the most likely answer would be a smooth, hair-free skin. Thanks to the radical laser hair removal treatments available nowadays, women’s lifelong dream can become a reality. While it is true that laser hair removal is the simplest methods of obtaining the silk-smooth skin you long for, many of the women who underwent the treatment reported that it doesn’t work.
Naturally, many unsatisfied clients will place the blame on the technician or the procedure itself. However, few of them are aware that they actually the ones that sabotaged the results. Let’s explore the common mistakes you too can make and hence, hamper the positive outcome of your laser hair removal sessions.
- You depilated between sessions
Despite the fact that you can barely wait to wear the new skirts and dresses you bought for this fall, you need to hang in there until you finish ALL your sessions. In other words, if your goal is to obtain amazing hair-free skin, then you need to refrain from plucking, waxing or depilating throughout the full duration of the treatment. Any of the aforementioned hair removal techniques has the potential to damage the hair follicle, making it harder for the laser to zap them. If you simply can’t stand the sight of unwanted hair on your body, then stick to shaving.
- You gave up after the first couple of sessions
More often than not, some women simply give up the treatment because they notice the unwanted hair is still there and flourishing. What these ladies forget is that dermatologists recommend treatments based on individual hair growing cycles. And, in case you didn’t know, laser technology can only work its magic when the hair is in its active growing phase. Because not all unwanted hair patches are in this phase at the same time, you will need several sessions for optimal results.
- You can’t help staying away from the sun
If you want to get the most out of your laser hair removal, then you need to stay away from the sun, as similar to other laser treatments, laser hair removal will make your skin photosensitive. Simply put, laser can’t work efficiently on damaged – to be read tanned – skin and you will need to constantly postpone your sessions until the skin has recovered.
- You chose a laser clinic based on the price alone
Without denying that some less expensive laser clinics are completely legit, choosing a spa simply because of its incredibly low prices is not always wise. Considering the nature of the treatment, your priority should be to find a qualified technician with plenty of experience in this niche.
- You “forgot” to inform your technician about your low threshold of pain
Even though most women don’t require anesthetics while undergoing the laser hair removal procedure, patients with sensitive skin could feel a moderate to high level of pain and discomfort. Considering that reducing the intensity of the pulse light laser will affect the treatment’s effectiveness, you might think that the procedure doesn’t address sensitive skin. However, this is again a matter of choosing the right clinic, as a professional will always know how to make the experience as pleasant as possible for everyone.