Laser Hair Removal – The best pre and post treatment advice
Booked your first Laser Hair Removal session after conceding that you’ve finally had enough of short term hair removal? Well done on taking the first step towards a hair free, and care free life!
Laser Hair Removal is one of Ireland’s fastest growing beauty treatments and it’s a hugely effective way to permanently rid yourself of unwanted hair. Of course like any treatment there are some tips and tricks that you can use to ensure you get the most from your course of sessions, and today Thérapie Clinic, Ireland’s No. 1 provider of the popular treatment, are here to fill us in on the best pre and post treatment care as you start your journey towards that hair free care free you!
Pre and post treatment top tips – make your sessions as effective as you can!
To tan or not to tan?
First things first folks, it’s time to say bye bye to tanning and fake tan while you focus on getting the best results from your Laser Hair Removal sessions. Afterall, maximising every session you have booked is essential if you really want to get the most effective results with your Laser Hair Removal, and one of the first ways you can do this is by making sure that you have not exposed the area to the sun.
Wearing fake tan or indeed having a real tan will alter the effectiveness of your laser hair removal session greatly, team Thérapie explain why, ‘When you start your Laser Hair Removal treatment, SPF becomes even more important because for the treatment to work effectively, you need to be very careful not to expose the skin to the sun (before and after) to avoid sensitivity and sun damage. During your treatment the light from the laser is attracted to the dark pigment in the hair follicle, but if the skin on the area being treated is tanned, discoloration or pigmentation may occur as the laser will also be attracted to the dark pigment in the skin. Because the colour of the skin is closer to the colour of the pigment in the hair, the laser’s settings cannot be set as strong, making it less targeted, meaning the treatment will be less effective.’
A big sacrifice we know but one that makes total sense – so you know what to do, get out that SPF 50 and start a great habit today if you haven’t already! You’ll be back tanned and with smooth hair free skin in no time at all!
Hair, hair everywhere! ( but not for long – remember..)
Worried about how you’ll cope with the hair in between sessions? Don’t be – while you can’t use depilatory cream, wax, threading or plucking – don’t be in too much of a rush to get rid of the razors yet as you can shave in between appointments if you need to. Great news if you just can’t live with a few pesky hairs until your next appointment. If you’ve yet to attend your first appointment team Thérapie recommend that you shave the area for treatment 24 hours before your appointment and ensure that you don’t use any other hair removal methods other than this in the weeks running up to your first appointment.
Time to take a breather from heavy exercise
Because of the risk of aggravating sensitive hair follicles that could lead to a rash or worse, a skin infection it’s best if you can avoid going to the gym or any type of heavy exercise after a Laser Hair Removal treatment. The same goes for saunas and swimming pools, we don’t want to give any bacteria caused by heat or sweating the chance to grow! It’s time to kick back and take a little break at least for the first 48 hours – don’t worry you’ll be back squatting and pumping those muscles in no time at all!
Time to pare back your skincare routine
Having your Laser Hair Removal on your face? It might be time to give your skin a little break from some of the stronger ingredients in your bathroom cabinet. More than ever we can see that using ingredients like glycolic acid and retinol to fight the signs of aging, and give us a gorgeous glow are hugely beneficial. And because of this very effectiveness that it’s a good idea to give these types of products, as well as anything that is exfoliating, a miss before and after your treatment for up to 48 hours. Look on the bright side, it’s always great to give your skin a little break from routine. Now is a good time to use products that are a little gentler, and then you can return to the more serious ingredients in a day or two!
Cool and comfortable after your treatment
So you’ve ditched the tan, the retinol and the gym – is there anything else that you can do to ensure you and your therapist get the most from every session? Yes, there’s a couple of small things that will also make a huge impact on how comfortable you will be after your treatment.
Aloe vera gel is an excellent way to take care of yourself post-laser treatment. Apply the cooling gel to the affected area for up to 3 days after treatment. Aloe vera gel helps to keep your skin moisturized as well as speed the healing process with it’s anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties. Using Aloe Vera to look after your treated area after every session will keep you cool and have a calming effect on your skin too, it’s certainly one of team Thérapies must do tips after Laser and it’s always a great ingredient to have in your beauty box as it has loads of natural healing qualities.
The clothes that you wear to your session and in the 48 hours after your treatment will have are important too. It’s a good idea to wear loose, comfortable clothing that will allow the treated area to breathe – especially if you’ve had a large area, like your legs treated. Using Aloe Vera will comfort the area, and loose clothing will ensure that lots of air can circulate on your skin, which is always important after any procedure.
Thérapie Clinic, are Ireland’s No. 1 provider of the popular treatment, say that the effectiveness of the treatment as well as how affordable it is is driving people in their droves to try out the treatment, ‘This year we’ve seen a big uptake in the numbers of our customers interested in starting their Laser Hair Removal journey with us. Customers are telling us that they are fed up with monthly removal methods that are painful, and costly – and frankly don’t last. The trend towards something that will provide value for money, and last permanently is very attractive. That coupled with the fact that it’s painless and quick in terms of results, make it a very popular option.’
Make your appointment with Ireland’s No.1 Laser Hair Removal provider today
So there you have it. There’s definitely lots of small things that you can do to ensure that you get the most from your treatment, ensuring that you’ll have smooth, silky hair free skin in no time at all! In fact, most people only need between 6 and 8 sessions to treat an area, meaning you’ll be able to say goodbye to razors and waxing sooner than you think!
Thérapie Clinic, are Ireland’s No. 1 provider of this popular treatment, say that the effectiveness of the treatment as well as how affordable it is is driving people in their droves to try out the treatment, ‘This year we’ve seen a big uptake in the numbers of our customers interested in starting their Laser Hair Removal journey with us. Customers are telling us that they are fed up with monthly removal methods that are painful, and costly – and frankly don’t last. The trend towards something that will provide value for money, and last permanently is very attractive. That coupled with the fact that it’s painless and quick in terms of results, make it a very popular option.’
Booking a consultation with Thérapie Clinic means that you’re in safe hands with teams who have been working in Laser Hair Removal since 2002 and have performed millions of treatments.
Wherever you are in Ireland you’ll be close to a Thérapie Clinic, so why not book a consultation today, knowing that you’ll get the best care and most effective results possible.
Ready to start with your Laser Hair Removal journey? You can learn more by booking a free consultation with the Thérapie team in any one of their Clinics by calling 1890 650 750 or online at therapieclinic.com