Can you do laser hair removal without shaving? No you shouldn’t! First of all it’s important to understand how laser hair removal works and how shaving comes in to play? Most likely you’re confused at this too and the first question that will pop into mind is why do you need to shave if you’re doing laser hair removal? What’s the point to the laser then?
Laser hair removal basics
Laser hair removal works by emitting heat which is picked up by the pigment in your hair. And then transported to the root. Which is what the heat targets and destroys preventing future hair growth. So for an effective treatment you hair follicles would have to be in tact, but only under the surface of the skin. In preparation for your treatments you’ll be asked to shave the hair from the area. Preferable the day before to avoid any shaving irritation, cuts or bleeding that could interrupt your treatment on the day.
Waxing, epilating and shaving creams aren’t recommended as these can rip out the root. Which is exactly what the laser would have to target. As a result if there is no hair in the follicle the laser energy wouldn’t be picked up. And would lead to the energy wasting away on the surface of the skin.
Laser hair removal without shaving?
After understanding how the laser works, and why your hair needs to be attached to its follicles. It’s also equally important is to ensure there’s no hair above the surface of the skin.
The explanation is simple if there is hair left on the surface, the laser light will waste away on the surface rather than going straight the follicles. Not to mention this can leave you with cat scratch marks and could even result in burning your skin.
When it comes to the concept of shaving facial areas you may not want to hear the word shaving or razors. Which is totally understandable and the good news is that there is an alternative solution for you. On smaller areas of the face that you don’t feel comfortable shaving, you can also trim or cut the hair as close to the surface as possible. Remember no hair should be left above skin’s surface but it must be attached to the follicles. This will ensure your treatment will be as effective as possible.
To learn more about laser hair removal and how to prepare your skin safely for the procedures, why not contact my Expert team who will be eager to assist you with any questions you may have.
How to book an appointment?
As the first step of your hair removal journey at Skin Perfection London, we request that you attend a no obligations consultation. Firstly, this gives you the opportunity to learn more about the process. How does laser hair removal work? Why is it effective? How many treatments you need? What’s the best laser for your skin type? How to prepare your skin for the treatment? And what to be aware of before undergoing laser hair removal. Finally to confirm suitability we’ll carry out a quick patch test.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at SP. Our highly trained and skilled aesthetic practitioners have many years of experience, so you can be confident you’re in the best hands. And, you can be sure, you’ll always have a stress-free relaxing experience.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.