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A Safe Approach to Permanent Laser Hair Removal in London

People looking for permanent hair removal in London are increasingly turning to lasers as their only really effective option. At The Angel Laser Clinic we provide clients with a free consultation and patch test (to make sure they suffer no adverse reaction) before they begin a course of laser hair removal treatment.

At the initial consultation, our practitioner will advise the client on certain things they should do to ensure the procedure is effective and safe. These include:

  • Avoid exposing the skin to the sun for about three weeks prior to a treatment session. Laser hair removal works best on people with dark hair and white skin. The more tanned the skin, the less the contrast with the hair colour. Sunscreens (SPF 30+) should be used where sun exposure is unavoidable.
  • To maximise the prospect of the treatment producing permanent hair removal, the laser must be able to destroy the hair follicle. Therefore, clients mustn’t pluck or wax for six weeks prior to a session. Plucking and waxing removes the root and therefore impedes the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • Clients must also avoid bleaching the hair as laser hair removal works best on dark hair.
  • Shave a day or two before an appointment. This will stop the laser’s energy being distributed across the surface of the skin, directing it more effectively and the targeted follicles.
  • Avoid using cosmetic products when having laser hair removal treatment. Deodorants, perfumes, creams and make-up can reduce the laser’s ability to reach the hair follicles.

After a Laser Hair Removal Session

Straight after the treatment the area may well turn red and swell into large goose bumps. This is very normal so do not rub or scratch the area as it will soon pass. If swelling occurs beyond simple goose bumps, wrap some ice in a clean, soft cloth. Be delicate with the affected area. Applying a thin layer of aloe vera ointment several times a day will keep it moist and can be very soothing.

For a period of about three days try to avoid:

  1. Putting the skin into contact with very hot water (baths or showers)
  2. Swimming in strong chlorinated water.
  3. Strenuous activity e.g. running, cycling or works outs in the gym. Walking is fine.
  4. Tight fitting clothing while the skin recovers.

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