Undergoing laser hair removal is the method of choice for most ladies out there – and it’s easy to see why.
However, with great results comes great responsibility – if you want to achieve the best results in the shortest amount of time possible, make sure you aren’t making these 4 common mistakes when undergoing SHR hair removal!
Mistake #1: Not being completely transparent.
During your first consultation, make sure to be completely honest about any medical conditions and medications that you are currently taking; as this can help our specialists to customize your treatment for optimal results.
Certain medications such as antibiotics can make your skin extra sensitive to laser light, and failing to take these into account can increase your risk of getting burns or hyperpigmentation during treatment. The easiest way to prevent this is open communication from the get-go.
Mistake #2: Going to the gym immediately after treatment.
SHR hair removal is a relatively safe procedure with no side effects – but since it involves intense light and heat; exposing your skin to too much heat or sweat post-treatment can lead to possible complications and unsatisfactory results.
You should also pay attention to avoid wearing any tight clothing on the day of your treatment to minimize any redness or irritation, especially after Brazilian hair removal.
Mistake #3: Not making adjustments to your skincare routine.
Skin that has undergone treatment will be especially sensitive over the next 24 hours – so making slight tweaks to your skincare routine is essential throughout the entire course of your treatment.
Before your treatment, it is best to refrain from applying any products such as oils, lotions and perfumes that can interfere with the process. You should also try not to exfoliate for at least the next 10 days.
It is recommended not to wax or tweeze for the time being; since the laser needs to target the root or bulb of the hair in order to be effective. That being said, it is still okay to shave – and the best time to do so is one day before your treatment.
If you are still unsure, feel free to ask our specialists whether it is advisable to continue using your topical products and they should be able to advise further.
Mistake #4: Skipping treatment sessions.
Customers oftentimes find themselves being inconsistent with their treatment sessions due to a hectic schedule, or simply being unable to fully commit. Given that multiple sessions are needed, spaced out at least 4 weeks apart – this means that a full treatment schedule can easily last up to half a year or more.
Best case scenario is to stick to your schedule until you start seeing noticeable hair reduction – this is based on the premise that SHR hair removal is most successful when repetitively targeting the hair follicles so that it eventually doesn’t grow back.
Compromising on your sessions is simply compromising on results.
All our specialists have been well-trained on the latest SHR machines and experience treating a wide range of skin types. With over 22 treatment areas to choose from, including sensitive areas such as the face and Brazilian laser hair removal – book a FREE consultation with us and let our specialists customize a treatment for you today!