Before deciding to make the commitment to a laser treatment for hair removal, make sure you have answered any nagging doubts that you may have regarding the process. For laser hair removal Glasgow, Dr Darren McKeown has given us an idea of the process behind laser hair removal, the self-care involved and the truth on how much it might hurt.
A need-to-know on laser hair removal Glasgow:
Do you I have the right features for effective laser hair removal Glasgow?
Although you do not need to have perfect Snow White features in order to have effective laser hair removal, the procedure is more efficient for clients with pale skin and dark hair.
Dark hair contains the most amount of pigmentation and therefore is more easily targeted, whereas white hair can’t be treated as it has no pigment at all.
Although more effective on pale skin as mentioned, laser hair removal will work on olive and Asian skin tones also.
What do I need to do prior to the procedure?
Things to avoid in the lead-up to your procedure include tanning the area to be targeted (both on sunbeds and fake tanning); hair removal OTHER than shaving (including waxing, plucking and hair removal creams); and using harsh chemicals or exfoliants on your skin in the two weeks leading up to the appointment.
You will, however, be asked to shave 24hrs before your session with Dr Darren McKeown.
Is laser hair removal a one-time fix for any problem-areas?
While the treatment itself may only last between ten minutes and one hour, it is recommended that you have a course of 6-8 treatments, spaced out by periods of 4-8 weeks. You won’t target every hair follicle with only one treatment so it’s important to run the full course!
Does it hurt?
Not too much! This is a heat-based procedure so it might be a little uncomfortable for some people, with the pain being compared to “the flick of an elastic band”. Numbing creams may be on hand as well if a particularly sensitive area is being targeted.
How do I care for my skin after the procedure?
Once you have had your treatment, make sure to always wear an SPF30 or more on the area that has been targeted, above all if it’s going to be in direct sunlight! You’ve gone to all this effort for your skin so make sure to protect it.
If you are thinking of getting laser hair removal Glasgow and have any more questions, visit
www.drdarrenmckeown.com/laser-hair-removal/ to find out more.