Before Laser Hair Removal
Toronto Cosmetic Clinic offers laser hair removal treatment by experienced and knowledgeable professional staff.
If you've determined that laser hair removal is the most appropriate method to get rid of your unwanted hair, it's time you start to prepare for your treatment.
What to Follow Before Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Your physician and the professional staff at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic will give you specific details on Preparing for Laser Hair Removal and what to do before laser hair removal, but the following are some of the things to follow:
DO NOT Wax, Pluck, or Sugar Before the Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Laser energy utilized during the laser hair removal procedure at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic requires the hair shaft to transfer it down into the unwanted hair follicle to destroy it. If unwanted hair is pulled out before laser hair removal, then the laser energy can't destroy the hair follicle because of the absence of a hair shaft.
Cream depilatories should not be used as they may irritate the skin, making it hypersensitive to light exposure.
Shaving is fine since it is extremely superficial in removing hair, and in fact is required at the onset of a procedure just before the laser device is used.
DO NOT Tan Before the Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Achieving the best results from laser hair removal relies on laser energy being absorbed by hair follicles. With the help of melanin, this laser energy becomes heat, which then destroys the hair follicle. The Nd:YAG laser systems for hair removal are the safest lasers to be used for all skin types, including tanned and darker skins. However it is recommended to avoid tanning two weeks before to two weeks after the scheduled procedure.
DO NOT Put Any Skin Products on Prior to Treatment
On the same day of a laser hair removal treatment at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, no products on the skin should be used. This includes moisturizers, make up, perfumes, deodorants or talc (depending on the area being done).
Some medications may also interfere with laser hair removal. It is important to tell the patient consultant of any medication taken during the consultation session. You may also want to double check with the medical aesthetician before treatment.
The Problem with Depilatories
Anyone familiar with hair removal products knows about depilatories. Creams and lotions that melt away unwanted hair for very temporary results, they are sold in any store that sells other beauty products.
Sound pretty convenient, huh? Except that the problem with depliatories is that they typically contain pretty harsh ingredients in order to be effective, and are extremely alkaline. Considering that it works by destroying keratin in the hair, it can be damaging to the skin as well (which also contains keratin). As a result, they are not suitable for sensitive skin.
Rather than go through that much hassle, wasting time and money on a product that is actually potentially harmful to the skin, why not invest in something better? Learn more about Laser Hair Removal.