Preparing for your laser hair removal treatment involves some essential steps, including trimming the hair to the right length. But what happens if the hair is too long for laser treatment? Does it matter and how would it impact your treatment?
What happens if the hair is too long for laser?
Long hair can reduce the effectiveness of laser hair removal treatment. When the hair is too long, the laser’s energy can be absorbed by the hair above the skin’s surface, resulting in less energy reaching the hair follicle. This may lead to suboptimal results and a higher risk of side effects like burns or skin irritation.
How to prepare your hair your treatment?
It’s crucial to shave or trim the treatment area before each of your laser hair removal appointment. Ideally you would want to do this the night before your treatment. So the skin is nice and soft, without shaving rashes and dryness on the day of your laser session. Dry shaving on the day may leave your skin with dryness, irritation and prolonged redness. If you cut yourself and the skin is open, bleeding or compromised your practitioner would not be able to laser over it. Which means you’ll have patches of hair untreated for that session.
Every reputable London laser hair removal clinic should provide specific instructions on how to prepare the area for optimal results and a safe procedure. If you are unsure and would like to discuss more about laser hair removal, please use our booking link below to arrange your free & no obligations consultation.
How to book your consultation and what happens during your first visit?
As the first step of your hair removal journey at Skin Perfection London, we request that you attend a no obligations consultation and skin test. 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.