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What Results To Expect: Laser Hair Removal Treatments 1 - 3

22 Dec 2014

Are you just starting laser hair removal? Or are you still on the fence about whether or not laser is right for you? Having a great laser hair removal experience often depends on your understanding of the results process. 

Beginning laser hair removal is one of the best decisions you will make, so let's walk you through the expected results you may experience during your first 3 treatments with Simplicity!



Treatment 1 - 3 Results:

Slower regrowth
It is common for clients to notice the time between their hair growing back being longer than normal in the treated area after laser hair removal treatment. So instead of having to shave every other day, you may be able to go a few days or even a week without shaving. An immediate change in hair growth patterns is a good sign.

Softer, finer hair
This change is often more noticeable in people with dark coarse hair, but you may still notice a change even if your hair isn't dark or coarse. The hair that does grow back will be softer and finer, making it less noticeable.

Slight patchiness in the regrowth
When your hair does grow back in, you might notice hairs are not as densely populated as before, and some areas may be patchy. This is great; just keep the end goal of hair-free looking skin in mind!

Redness or mild swelling
Some clients may experience some redness or swelling in the treatment area. This is minor and should go away in a few hours. Applying a cool compress or aloe vera gel can help soothe the skin.

Treatment 1 - 3 Takeaways

Don't worry if you are not displaying all of these signs after the first three treatment sessions; everyone has different skin and hair growth patterns. Keep in mind dark coarse hair responds faster than lighter, finer hair. It is important to communicate all results to your technician and keep up with consistent treatments.

Since this is only the beginning of your treatment, patience is important during this stage. Your first few visits will show some improvements, but multiple treatments are the key to successful hair reduction. Stick with the treatment plan, and you will continue to see progress with each session.

Additional Tips for a Great Experience:

- Follow Pre-Treatment Instructions: Shave the treatment area and avoid sun exposure before your appointment. Avoid tanning as well.

- Moisturize Post-Treatment: Use gentle, fragrance-free moisturizers to keep your skin hydrated. We also recommend using Restorative Gel as a way to expedite the healing of the skin.

- Stay Consistent: Regular treatments every 6 weeks yield the best results.

- Ask Questions: Don’t hesitate to ask your technician about any concerns or questions you might have.

    Understanding Laser Hair Removal

    Laser hair removal works by targeting hair follicles with laser technology, which affects the hair growth cycle. This method is effective for permanent hair reduction, especially for those with dark hair and coarse hair. Different skin types and skin tones can influence the effectiveness, and it is essential to customize the treatment based on your specific needs.

    Common Treatment Areas

    Popular areas of the body for laser hair removal include the underarms, bikini area, upper lip, and armpits. Many people also choose to treat the Brazilian area, the bikini line, and other regions where unwanted hair is a concern.

    Side Effects and Considerations

    Some common side effects include redness, mild swelling, and a sensation similar to a rubber band snap during the session. Most of these should only last 24-48 hours post-treatment. Post-treatment care includes avoiding creams that might irritate the treated area and keeping the skin moisturized.

    Optimal Results and Maintenance

    To achieve the desired results, multiple treatment sessions are necessary. The hair regrowth phase varies, and touch-up sessions might be needed to maintain the look of hair-free skin. The laser targets the melanin in hair follicles, making it effective for dark skin and light skin, but it might require more sessions for those with different hair colors and skin tones.

    Congratulations on starting your journey to becoming hair-free! We are excited to help you achieve smooth, beautiful skin with Simplicity.