The skin of the face is the most sensitive part of our body, and constantly subjecting it to hair removal treatments and other invasive chemicals can cause great irritation. Nevertheless, laser hair removal It can reduce hair safely, effectively and permanently, without the harmful effects that other treatments can cause on our skin.
In my personal case, after turning 30 years old, I began to notice that I was starting to leave a lot of facial hair – in the mustache and chin area – and with a rather dark hue. I tried everything from epilating creams, hot wax, and even the shave we all fear, as everyone comments that after-shave hairs come out thicker, darker, and harder. Both shaving, waxing, using tweezers and everything I used, was very annoying, my hairs came out very quickly, and they left a very ugly inflammation on my skin.
As editor of the Shopping Guide, doing research on the subject, I found that there are many women who suffer from this problem as we age. I gave myself the task of finding the best treatment, to be able to disappear those unwanted hairs; but in the healthiest, most delicate, effective and lasting way possible. Among all the options I found laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated beam of laser light to remove unwanted hair. During this process, a laser emits light that is absorbed by the hair pigment. The energy is converted to heat, and attacks the hair follicles that produce the hairs. This effect disrupts future hair growth for very long periods. Multiple laser hair removal treatments are required as an initial process, and maintenance treatments may also be required, for a total of at least 4 to 6 sessions. The process of each session is very short (10 minutes) and is not painful.
Watch the video of my laser hair removal process with Renew Esthetics MediSpa:
This treatment is recommended to be done mainly during seasons where the sun does not affect us directly, since it is required not to have contact with ultraviolet rays while you are in the process of this treatment. If you can get out of your daily routine, but you should avoid vacations where you spend long hours in the sun.
How to prepare yourself?
If you are interested in laser hair removal, choose a doctor certified in dermatology or cosmetic surgery. In my case, I visited the aesthetic clinic Renew Esthetics MediSpa, in Astoria, NY. I was personally attended by the CEO and founder of the clinic, the Mrs. Idalis Bailey, who is also a registered nurse and licensed in treatment, with more than a decade of experience. Before laser hair removal, coordinate a consultation with the doctor who will attend you, to determine what specific steps and care you will need. When you go to perform the treatment it is preferable that you arrive with your face very clean. Use a scrub like this vegan face option for tea tree The Body Shop:
You may notice redness or a little swelling in the first few hours after laser hair removal. In my case I only had a little redness that lasted a few hours. The next day I continued with my usual routine, regarding cleaning and makeup.
After laser hair removal and between scheduled treatments, you should avoid exposure to the sun, for the time indicated by the doctor. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day like these:
The hairs do not fall out immediately, but you will remove them within a few days. In my case, with the first laser session, after approximately 3 days I could already notice how they fell; and as the weeks went by I have been able to see how they do not come out or the few that remain take time to come out. Soon I will tell you how I am doing in the next session. Be on the lookout here at your Shopping Guide and on our Instagram account @guiadecomprasoficial where I share all the details and recommendations of the best products and services for you and your family.