How to Prepare for Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Are you embarrassed by a hairy back? Our experts at Laser Bar & Spa understand that back hair can be aesthetically and physically annoying. That's why we proudly offer back and chest laser hair removal services at our spa located in Midtown Herald Square in Manhattan, NYC.
If you're bothered by a hairy back, this is what you need to know.
You're not alone
Some men are born with hairy backs. If you're more sensitive to the androgen testosterone, you may see more body hair - including on your back. However, hairy backs are not just a problem for men. Some women may also struggle with an overly hairy back. Hormonal imbalances and side effects of medications can cause back hair in women.
In any case, if you're bothered by back hair, you're not stuck with it. Laser hair removal can be effective in removing back hair in both men and women, but you do need to do some preparation to make sure you are ready for laser treatment.
How to prepare for laser treatment
When you're considering laser hair removal, it's important to plan ahead to get the best results. Because laser treatments stop hair growth by directing light energy to your hair follicles, you should avoid anything that will remove hair follicles - such as waxing your back prior to treatment.
Before your session
2-3 weeks prior to your laser treatment, you can prepare your back by
Avoiding self-tanning lotions
Avoiding excessive exposure to UV rays, including tanning beds
Avoiding the use of any photosensitizing medications or creams
Using SPF when venturing outdoors
Bring a list of your current medications to your consultation
Never stop or adjust medications unless directed to do so by your provider
Day prior to your appointment
Although you cannot wax prior to laser hair removal, you should shave the treatment area (with a fresh razor). Shaving allows the laser to better detect the hair follicle without burning the hair itself.
On the day of your laser treatment, do not apply any lotions or creams to your back. This includes body lotions that may leave a residue on your back.
Believe it or not, beach preparation starts today. Because the laser energy only affects hair follicles in the anagen phase, you will have several sessions - from 4 to 6 treatments - spaced a few weeks apart to ensure that all hair follicles are treated. In other words, starting your laser treatment in the middle of winter means getting ready for the beach in June.
Please contact SINCOHEREN today to buy the machines you want, and welcome to contact our experts to get professional suggestions.