Have you been considering laser hair removal for quite some time now? Well, there are probably many things you have heard about the procedure. But to help you make a decision and get a better idea of the procedure, we discuss some facts and expectations.
One of the few side effects you may experience is skin irritation. This is completely normal and can happen to anyone after laser hair removal. Skin irritation may or may not include:
- Any other discomfort
These symptoms typically show up shortly after the procedure and go away within several hours.
Changes in Pigment
Another side effect that can happen as a result of laser hair removal is a change in pigment. This means the procedure could lighten or darken the skin of the treated area. These changes are often temporary but could be permanent. Lightening the skin typically only affects those who do not avoid sun exposure before or after treatment.
Quick Procedure Times
One advantage you can expect from the procedure is that it is relatively quick and hardly ever requires more than an hour. Laser hair removal for the entire face can take as little as twenty minutes, including a conversation with a professional before the procedure and makeup removal. Wherever you want hair removal done, it is guaranteed it will be a fast procedure!
Protection from the Sun
Before going under the laser, a doctor will advise you to avoid sun exposure to the area of your skin you want to be treated. That means you will also have to avoid sunbathing or tanning. If you have a tan, you will have to wait until it returns to your natural skin color.
Limited Room to Exercise
The heat from the laser stays in your skin for approximately twenty-four hours. That means you cannot work out, use saunas, or have hot showers. This is because the warm water or moisture opens up the pores. This runs the risk of harmful bacteria entering the skin—considering bacteria thrive in warm environments—resulting in spotting and irritation.
Gets Rid of Irritating Ingrown Hairs
One major benefit patients can expect after laser hair removal is that it can help with issues such as ingrown hair. Ingrown hair can be a burden; it can cause hyperpigmentation, especially for those with darker skin tones. This can help keep skin irritation to a minimum and encourage hair to grow straight.
Laser hair removal can be slow, but it is promising nonetheless. That means you should make some time in your schedule to attend a couple of sessions. It is necessary to go in sessions to ensure that the treated area is not growing back hair.
Works On All Skin Types
While laser hair removal can have varying effects, the procedure is fit for all kinds of skin types out there. Advancements in laser hair removal technology have come a long way; therefore, anyone of any skin tone or type can take full advantage of the procedure.
Schedule an Appointment with Sun City Laser, Today
Now that you know what to expect from the procedure, you can proceed with the next steps by consulting with a professional from Sun City Laser in El Paso! Contact us online or call (915) 849-9010 today to learn more about our laser hair removal services.