With warmer temperatures come shorter skirts, tank tops, shorts, swimsuits and the need to up your hair removal game.
Does Amazingly Ageless Medspa offer Laser Hair Removal and can I start now? The answer for both these questions is Yes. But to start out lets talk about how laser hair removal works. Laser hair removal is one of the most popular and sought-after aesthetic procedures today, helping men and women around the globe get rid of unwanted hair on the face and body. Modern advancements in technology have made uncomfortable hair removal a thing of the past—today, you can get a laser hair removal treatment over a lunch break and walk away smooth and stubble-free after just 6-12 sessions.
We use the Venus Versa™ hair removal treatment which delivers heat (via Intense Pulsed Light) with innovative SmartPulse™ technology into the deeper layers of the skin to target the dark pigment in the hair and destroy the hair follicle. This gets rid of the existing hair but also helps to inhibit further hair growth in the area. The hair has to have color in order for the treatment to work so blonde and gray hair isn't going to make the treatment successful.
Laser hair removal during the summer months can be done. Here are our Five Tips to be successful with your Laser Hair Removal Journey.
Stay Away From Direct UV Sun The IPL Laser energy will target the hair to get to the follicle, but it will still go through the skin. Thus, the skin will be very sensitive to light and UV rays after a session of laser hair removal. Because it is more sensitive, it is more vulnerable to sun damage and burn. Sun damage can go beyond hyperpigmentation and sunburns so whenever you can, avoid direct sun light. Or at least, wait a good fourteen days before exposing yourself to the sun and tanning again.
Use A Strong SPF Some people say that if it is cloudy out there, they do not risk getting a sunburn. They could not be more wrong. Sure, clouds do sort of provide a bit of a shield against the sun but it does not mean UV rays cannot make it to you! If it was the case, it'd be dark outside any time the sky is cloudy. You can still get sun damage even when you don't see the sun.
Avoid Tanning For Awhile Even though the laser targets pigment in the hair it will also will also heat up the pigment in the skin. Potential damage to your skin is why a dark tan is not recommended while doing laser hair removal. Similarly, we strongly advise against tanning beds. Spray Tans and Self Tanners can be used just make sure to time it so that the laser treatment is done after the self tanner is worn off and exfoliating. Respecting those recommendations ensure that you get safe laser hair removal.
Medication that causes the skin to be UV sensitive Some medications such as antidepressants, retinol and glycolic acids, acne treatments, and blood thinners can cause the skin to overreactive to the IPL laser light. Make sure to take a list of medications to your professional before your treatment. A list is provided during your intake release forms. Some medications will not prevent you from getting the treatment but the professional will have to change the settings on the machine to make sure not to over treat the area. If using Accutane it is important to be off the medication for a year before doing any type of laser, microneedling, or peel treatment.
Hydrate and Moisturize Laser hair removal open the pores, leaving them vulnerable to infections. Drink lots of water to flush the body and hydrate the skin. The combination of UV rays and laser hair removal also make your skin more prone to dehydration. Make sure you use organic and natural fragrance-free moisturizers and that you keep your skin hydrating.
When following these precautions we can start laser hair removal anytime throughout the year. Want to find out more information and if you are a candidate for this treatment. Book a Free Consultation with one of our professionals online at www.amazinglyagelessmedspa.com or by Calling 816-401-1435.
By Kristin Sandborn LE owner at Amazingly Ageless Medspa Harrisonville, MO