Everyone wants a smooth and clean face. But sometimes facial hair will not allow that to happen. There are many treatments to get rid of facial hair, but do they all work long-term? No.
If all these other treatments worked, facial laser hair removal would not be the most popular treatment despite being one of the most recently introduced.
Are you considering laser hair removal for your face? This article will answer your questions and help you decide if it is right for you. It will also answer one of the most common questions “is it safe to get laser hair removal treatment on your face?”
How Does it Work?
Laser hair removal works well for many areas of the skin. For facial hair removal, common areas include the chin, cheeks, and upper lip.
The laser sends light to the hair follicles. The melanin or pigment in the hair absorbs the light which gets converted to heat, killing the hair follicles.
The damaged hair follicles vaporize, leaving clean skin. Repeated treatments prevent the hair from growing back.
Although this hair removal process is safe for everyone, pregnant women are advised to wait until they have given birth to get the treatment.
Before the treatment, the practitioner will clean your face and give you goggles to wear.
The practitioner will aim the laser at a specific area, and you are likely to feel a slight, quick pain during the process. Many people describe the pain as a rubber band snapping against your skin.
You may smell the burnt hair during the process. The entire treatment does not last more than 15 minutes.
Preparing for Treatment
Although the practitioner will provide specific guidelines on what to do, here are some general tips.
Do not use peels and other chemical products a week before your laser treatment. Avoid exposure to the sun. You may be required to wax or shave before coming for treatment.
Avoid taking aspirin since it increases bruising. It is also better to go to the appointment without makeup.
Risks and Side Effects
There are a few side effects that quickly resolve on their own, including swelling, redness, and skin irritation. In very rare cases, people may experience blisters, burns, scarring, and changes to the skin tone.
What to Expect After Treatment
Your skin may become more sensitive after treatment and the treated area may be red for a few days. Try holding an ice pack to the affected area, and avoid exposing the treated area to the sun.
Use sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 even if the sun is not out. To be on the safe side, apply the sunscreen to the treated area for at least four weeks.
Remember to follow all the tips that your technician advises.
Talk to the Experts
The laser treatment experience depends on the expertise of the laser technician and the clinic’s infrastructure.
At Bare Tattoo and Hair Removal, our priority is to help our clients with effective, hassle-free treatments. We provide treatment for all skin types and colors.
We also have the latest diode laser technology to ensure fast and effective treatment. When you come to us, we will explain the treatment, answer all your questions, and tell you how to prepare for your appointment.