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Not a Stray Hair in Sight: 5 Ways to Get Ready for Laser Hair Removal

Let’s face it: we all have hair in unwanted places on our body. Whether it’s on our legs or on our backs, it can make us feel terrible knowing that we look a little bit like the sasquatch.

Well, you don’t need to feel that way anymore. Do you know why? Laser hair removal.

Although you can conceal that extra hair in autumn and winter, it is hard to hide when the weather outside is gorgeous. You could be going to the beach or heading over to your friend’s cottage; the entire time you will be thinking about ways to make your body hair clandestine. Rather than spending your time worrying, why not tackle the problem head on? It may have been costly and invasive several years ago, but laser hair removal treatments are better than ever.

Interested? Here are five tips for getting ready for a laser hair removal treatment:

1. Request a Consultation & Think it Over

After you have performed your research and found the right laser hair removal clinic, you should inquire about a consultation, which will lay out all of the facts, treatments, hazards and so on.

Once you have completed this consultation, you should give yourself 24 to 48 hours to think it over. It is entirely up to you. There is no shame in changing your mind in the end.

2. Do Not Tan Before Treatment

You will likely have an appointment about two weeks after your initial consultation. For the next two weeks, you must refrain from tanning, whether it is visiting a tanning salon or sitting on the beach. The reason for this is because you could have burns and blisters that will make it challenging to remove the hair for the doctor – plus it may add a bit of discomfort.

3. Shave the Day Before Removal

The day before your scheduled treatment, you should shave all of the parts that you regularly shave. If you’re a woman then you should shave your legs and armpits. If you’re a man then you should shave your face and other parts of your body where you want the hair to be eradicated.

4. Be Clean When You Arrive

On the day of your appointment, it is imperative to be absolutely clean. As soon as you wake up in the morning, you should scrub hard in the shower and apply as much soap as you can. Moreover, if your appointment is in the late afternoon then you should go for another shower.

Laser hair removal specialists will always tell you how crucial it is to come to your appointment clean without any dirt or bacteria.

5. Avoid Caffeine & the Sun (We Know It’s Demanding!)

Similar to shaving the day before and being clean upon your arrival, clinics will highlight how you need to remember to avoid consuming any caffeine (coffee, sodas, energy drinks, etc.) and the sun (as we previously mentioned) 24 hours prior to your session.

Indeed, this can be difficult to achieve, and we know how impossible it may appear to be. But it’s only 24 hours, and you have the willpower to do this.

It could be the hair on our legs, the hair on our backs or the hair on our shoulders. We have tried everything: plucking, waxing and shaving. Nothing seems to work. Fortunately, the solution to this issue is laser hair removal, a painless, non-invasive and affordable process that can permanently remove all of that unwanted hair.

As long as you heed the aforementioned recommendations, your treatment should proceed without a hitch. It will be a challenging two weeks before and after, but you will be fine.

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