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Improving The Results Of Your Laser Hair Removal Session

by Ellen Lucas

Unwanted body hair can be unsightly and embarrassing. If you are tired of shaving or waxing on a regular basis in order to remove your unwanted body hair, you may want to consider a more permanent solution. Laser hair removal sessions can be used to effectively eliminate body hair from your life.

In order to ensure that you are getting the most out of each session, here are three simple things that you can do to improve the results of your laser hair removal sessions in the future.

1. Let your body hair grow.

While the thought of allowing your body hair to grow for a short period of time may sound frightening, it could be a critical factor when it comes to improving the results of your laser hair removal therapy. You want your technician to be able to target hair follicles while they are in the growth stage for maximum results.

When you remove a body hair by the root (through plucking or waxing), you temporarily cause the follicle to go into preservation mode. This can affect the quality of your laser hair removal treatments, so be sure to avoid plucking or waxing and allow your body hair to grow prior to your session so that you know your follicles are in growth mode.

2. Shave just prior to your appointment.

Once you have given your body hair follicles the opportunity to enter the growth phase, you want to make them easier for your technician to spot during your laser hair removal session. This can be accomplished by shaving just prior to your scheduled appointment.

Shaving doesn't affect the follicles, but it does make the easier to see under magnification. When you technician can easily see your follicles, he or she will be able to more effectively target these follicles in order to remove your unwanted body hair for good.

3. Avoid exposure to the sunlight before your appointment.

While you might want to develop a nice tan, doing so could be detrimental to the removal of your body hair. The laser used by your technician works best when it can pick up dark hair follicles lying just below pale skin.

You want your skin tone to be as light as possible on the day of your laser hair removal session to ensure maximum results, so it's best to avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds prior to your appointment.

Knowing that you can enhance the effectiveness of your laser hair removal sessions by letting your follicles enter the growth phase, shaving the day of your appointment, and avoiding exposure to sunlight will allow you to be well on your way to a hair-free body.