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Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a hair removal procedure using laser light. It has become a sought-after replacement for traditional hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing and shugaring. Laser hair removal offers long-lasting results, minimal discomfort and a variety of treatment areas. Body and arm hair removal is one of the areas that can be effectively treated with laser hair removal. If you want to remove unwanted hair on your arms, legs, back or any other area of your body, laser hair removal is a convenient and effective solution.
Before undergoing the procedure, though, the points to keep in consideration are as outlined below:

Preparation for the treatment

Before the procedure, you must remove the hair on the area being processed by having it shaved a day or two prior to the sessions. Also, you should also avoid spending time in the sun and apply sunblock to the area you are treating for a couple of weeks prior to the procedure.


Laser hair removal has a few contraindications, like pregnancy, breastfeeding, certain skin diseases, infections that are active, as reported, as well as taking medication that increases the sensitivity to light. Before performing the process, it is important to check with a professional to talk about all the potential risks.

Quantity of procedures

Multiple sessions are generally needed to obtain optimum outcomes. The amount of treatments needed depends on such factors as hair thickness, treatment area, and individual hormones. An average of 6 to 8 procedures are advised to achieve the desirable outcome.

Skincare after hair removal

 Following the procedure, sun avoidance and the use of a sunscreen on the treatment area is essential. You must also keep away from heat procedures, such as sauna or hot tub, for a couple of days after the session.

The effectiveness of the procedure

Laser hair removal is effective in decreasing hair regrowth, but it does not ensure that hair is permanently removed. Supportive sessions may be necessary, as new follicles may be activated over time.


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This article was prepared by skin care specialist

Diana Terletska

Business owner, aesthetician, registered nurse