The Importance of Consistency with Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a great way to help diminish hair growth in selected areas of the body. Whether it’s the underarms, bikini area, legs, or other area, this treatment can be very beneficial and satisfying. “What is important to remember when looking into laser hair removal is that it has a rhythm to it,” mentions Dr. Miriam Hanson, a board-certified Dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “Missing an appointment, or waiting for the next deal, can alter results seen during treatment,” Dr. Hanson continues.
What’s one of the best things you can do to prepare for your laser hair appointment? Probably the easiest thing is to shave before you arrive for your treatment. Shaving allows the laser to focus its effects on the hair follicles, and is able to stop the growth from the root.
“Once you initiate your treatment, it is important to have the rest of your sessions mapped out to ensure that you are catching the hair at the right part of its growth cycle,” adds Dr. Hanson. This is extremely important, especially for those individuals looking for truly long-lasting results.
Hair growth comes in three stages; the growth stage, the resting stage, and the shedding stage. “Catching the hair during the growth phase ensures the effectiveness of the laser treatment,” states Dr. Hanson.
When the area of skin is properly shaved and the hair is in the right growth phase, the laser is able to focus on the darker pigment (hair) and stop its cycle. Making a plan for your laser hair removal appointment schedule, and allowing time for maintenance appointments, can be your recipe to smooth skin!