Hair can be irritating, which is why people are always searching for long-lasting hair removal solutions. While shaving is definitely the easiest way to remove hair, it is known to cause allergies, razor bumps, and ingrown hair. Plucking takes a long time, is uncomfortable, and often triggers ingrown hair. And although waxing is super common, it is also very painful and can even cause ingrown hair. Fortunately, research and technology have supplied us with a longer-term hair reduction solution.

A laser hair removal treatment can significantly decrease the amount of hair in your body. It’s a lot less unpleasant than plucking and waxing. The best thing is that you’ll get a smooth feeling on your skin for a longer time. Zap Laser Center is Denver’s number one treatment option for laser hair removal. Before you schedule your appointment, you need to know certain details about the procedure.

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How Does a Laser Hair Removal Treatment Work?

A laser produces a light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair throughout the procedure. The energy of light is converted to heat, which destroys the follicles of the hair. This disruption inhibits hair development and causes the hair to grow upwards, significantly diminishing, if not entirely removing, ingrown hair.

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?

Laser hair removal is effective for all skin types. Still, it is vital to prepare your skin before each session. You can have laser hair removal on your chin, upper lip, bikini line, legs, armpits, and about everywhere you have unwanted hair.

Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Your skin must be kept out of the sun, tanning beds, and self-tanners two weeks before your treatments. If you’re tanned or sunburned, you can get discoloration on your skin when combined with the laser. Additionally, during the procedure, you risk having blisters and discomfort. Before going to your appointment, make sure you use sunscreen every day.

Resist the Urge to Pluck, Wax, and Shave

Laser hair removal works because your hair follicles are targeted. You disturb the root of the hair by waxing or plucking. For this reason, shaving is recommended so the follicle stays healthy, besides being less uncomfortable when the hair is shot. 

You Need to be Consistent

It would be best if you were consistent with the treatment to get the best results. Each hair follicle is at varying stages of growth. By being consistent with the treatment, each hair is targeted, and their growth cycles are disrupted.

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