If you are interested in laser hair removal, you have likely thought about all of the benefits that come from using this treatment. You know that it will save you time and energy. You will get long-lasting results that are much better than shaving with a razor. If you are ready to begin your treatments, here are some things you should know.
In order to start benefiting from this treatment, you should contact us in order to schedule an initial consultation. This is a necessary part of the treatment process. While it is an extremely popular treatment that has high success rates, it is still a medical treatment. You will need to meet with a skilled technician who will ask you questions about your overall health and then examine the areas in which you would like to have the treatment performed.
In addition to making sure that you qualify for the treatment, this consultation is also a perfect opportunity for you to have all of your questions about laser hair removal answered. You will be able to find out about the specific results that you should expect. You will be able to find out how long the treatment sessions will last and how many sessions you will need.
Many are surprised to find out just how the treatment works when they come in for their initial consultation. Some people have the misconception that the laser is designed to burn off the hair. This is not true. The energy from the laser is absorbed by the hair follicles. This disables the hair follicles. So they do not produce new hair in the future. The interesting thing is that only the hairs that are actively growing are affected over the long term by the treatment.
The first thing that you should know about preparing for laser hair removal is that you will need to avoid exposure to the sun for a couple of weeks before your treatment. You should not have a tan on any of the areas where you would like to have the hair removed. We encourage our clients to wear long sleeve clothing and a hat when they have to be out in the sun. You should always use sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.
You can shave away unwanted hair in the weeks before your laser hair removal session. However, you need to avoid waxing the hair. You also need to avoid plucking the hair with tweezers. We want all of the hair follicles to be in place in order for your treatment to be effective.
To learn more about what laser hair removal can do for you, we encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with O’Donnell Vein & Laser. At our convenient locations in Annapolis and Easton, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!
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