Are you planning to get a laser hair removal? If so, there are things you can do to truly get the best results from your treatment. With that being said, here are five ways to maximize your laser hair removal results:

Avoid waxing or plucking before treatment

Because the laser is designed to target melanin or pigment, there will be no pigment to focus on if hairs are removed from the root. Shave the region that will be treated in the weeks leading up to your first treatment. If you don’t want to shave (for example, your upper lip, and chin), you can invest in a pair of little scissors and trim the region every few days.

Shave or trim hair on the day of your treatment

Shaving or trimming will ensure that the laser’s energy is concentrated on the shortest possible length of hair, improving the treatment’s outcome. The energy will spread throughout the entire length of the hair shaft if the hair is long, making it less effective and increasing the risks of burning the surface of your skin.

Lighter coloured hair cannot be affected by laser hair removal treatment

Because of the lack of melanin in lighter coloured hair, like white, grey, blonde and red, the laser will have trouble tracing the hair. Even if the laser treatments may show some results in people with such hair hues, they will not be as effective, so experts do not recommend the treatment to these people. Instead, electrolysis would be an effective alternative treatment to laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal cannot be done on tanned skin

The laser targets melanin in the hair, which is also responsible for darkening your skin when exposed to UV rays. This is important to remember because if you get a tan before your treatment, you can end up with blotchy skin. The sun also makes your skin susceptible to laser hair removal, which increases your risk of blisters and burns. So no tanning for 6 weeks before and after laser hair removal procedures.

Maintain a regular treatment program

For optimal results, facial hairs should be done every 4-6 weeks and body hairs every six to eight weeks. You will not achieve ideal outcomes if you skip a treatment or if the period between treatments is prolonged.