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February 26, 2021

Laser Hair Removal – How Does It Work?

Are you considering going in for a laser hair removal session? If so, you’re probably curious about how it works and what you should expect.

Here’s everything that you need to know before you make an appointment.

What does the process involve?

First, what does laser hair removal involve? Wne you go into a clinic for laser hair removal in Calgary, the main tool that will be used will be a mild laser. This laser will be used on the areas of your body where you want the hair removed.

The laser works by damaging the sacs that the hair follicles grow from. This will slow down the growth of hair or inhibit it altogether. It’s important to note that the laser is set to only damage the sacs and not the skin. The treatment is commonly used in the armpits, legs, arms, upper lip, and even the bikini line.

What to expect from the procedure:

So what should you expect from the procedure if going in for laser hair removal in Calgary? The first thing you should do is make sure that you are seeing a dermatologist or cosmetic surgery that has experience with the procedure. There are also laser clinics that specifically specialize in this procedure.

Laser Hair Removing Epilation on man's neck and shoulder
Laser Hair Removing Epilation on man’s neck and shoulder

Next, prepare for the procedure. Avoid using skin care products on the area being treated. Stay out of the sun as you don’t want your skin to get damaged by UV rays. If you need to be in the sun, make sure you use strong sunscreen.

It’s also important not to pluck or wax the area for up to 30 days. The reason why is because you want to make sure the laser doesn’t have any issues dealing with the sac and hair follicles. You can shave the area as normal but you should avoid doing so a week before the treatment.

Post-Care Treatment

The treatment itself is not painful. You may experience mild pain and sensations during the treatment. After treatment, you may experience some itching, swelling, and redness. After each session, you must avoid tanning and use sunscreen to protect the area from skin damage.

That pretty much sums up the laser hair removal treatment. In most cases, you’ll need a couple of follow-up treatments to see the best results.