Ask the Experts: Laser Hair Removal FAQs

July 28th, 2020 5:01am

Close up of a woman’s legs after laser hair removal

Summer is here, and that means we will all be donning our best sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats, stylish sandals, and favourite summer dresses! While the temperature rises and the sun shines brighter, it’s a great opportunity to showcase your legs in your beach attire. One way to prepare for this is to make sure your legs are smooth and hair-free! 

Depending on your ideals and beauty standards, it’s an actual chore to keep your body looking smooth and hairless. Eliminating unwanted facial and body hair can be done by plucking, shaving, or hot waxing. However, one of the most popular, safe, and revolutionary methods to free yourself from unwanted body hair is laser hair removal. Why? Well, because even if most people have become accustomed to shaving, plucking, and waxing, these techniques are time-consuming, abrasive, and downright harmful to the skin in the long run. 

Laser hair removal has gained vast popularity due to its effectiveness and amazing results that outlast any other hair removal techniques. 

If you have never had this cosmetic treatment before, it’s only natural that you have some questions about the process. Read on to find all the answers to the most common laser hair removal FAQs—answered by cosmetic professionals!

A woman shaving her legs with a razor blade

How permanent is laser hair removal? 

Laser hair removal eliminates unwanted hair by heating the follicles in order to prevent new hairs from growing back. This procedure sets the hair follicles in a state of dormancy for an extended period of time, in contrast to waxing and shaving. Additionally, when the time comes that the hairs grow back, they will be much finer, lighter, and more sparse in number. 

How many sessions do you need for laser hair removal? 

The number of sessions may vary from one person to another depending on their specific needs and treatment site. With Diolaze XL laser hair removal, in particular, a minimum of 8 treatments is recommended for optimal results. For more information on the ideal number of sessions to take full advantage of smooth and hairless skin, reach out to our medical skin experts today! 

How do I prepare for laser hair removal? 

When preparing for your laser hair removal appointment, one of the most imperative factors to keep in mind is to shave the treatment site not sooner than 24 hours prior to your laser hair removal treatment. This is important in order to avoid skin irritation. Additionally, refrain from waxing, tweezing, epilating, or using chemical depilatories in the hours leading up to the laser treatment. 

If you are preparing for Diolaze XL, make sure to shower and remove any traces of fragrances, oils, serums, creams, or lotions from your body. Furthermore, temporarily avoid sun exposure and UV tanning beds for at least one week prior to your appointment. 

In addition, make it a point to get a patch test and to disclose all your current medication, if any, to your specialist. This is important because there are some drugs that cause photosensitivity, which could potentially increase the risk of burns during the treatment. 

What happens if you don’t shave before laser hair removal? 

In the event that you were unable to shave the treatment area, the risk of surface skin damage arises due to the burning of the hairs. If this is the case, you can always ask your technician to assist you with the removal of the excess hair prior to your treatment. However, it is still highly recommended that you shave the hair off in advance, as to avoid the tendency to experience swelling or inflammation. 

In short, shaving prior to your appointment is a crucial element that contributes to a painless and swift procedure. 

Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?  

Laser hair removal methods, such as Diolaze XL, are advanced and highly effective beauty solutions. Although it can cater to all types of skin, from dark to light, it is more suitable for people with dark hair. This is because the laser emits light that focuses on the pigment of the hair. Unfortunately, this means that the procedure would not be effective for individuals with blonde or white hair. 

Does hair grow back thicker after laser hair removal?

Contrary to popular belief, laser hair removal does not make hair grow back thicker. In the event that regrowth does occur after the completion of all the sessions, the hair’s texture would be much finer than its original state. 

How painful is laser hair removal? 

Laser hair removal treatments are relatively painless. If any discomfort would be experienced, it would be at a minimum level, and most patients do not require topical anesthetic for this. 

If you’re preparing to get Diolaze XL, you will be experiencing one of the most comfortable hair removal procedures available, thanks to its wide cooling plate technology that keeps the skin refreshed and calm. 

What happens if you wait too long between laser hair removal sessions? 

If you wait longer than 6 to 10 weeks in between laser hair removal procedures, you could miss a period of hair growth, and it will most likely grow back. 

How long should you shave before laser hair removal?

Shave 24 hours before your laser hair removal treatment. Doing this prevents the risk of burns. 

Does laser hair removal remove hair instantly? 

Laser hair removal does not cause the hair to fall out or stop growing instantly. However, they will shed over a period of days to weeks. With repeated treatments, you will be able to experience optimal results. 

Book Your Laser Hair Removal Today! 

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