With the big day approaching most brides have a huge amount to worry about, from the weather to the food and everything in between. However, how the dress looks, and in particular, how you feel in it is also a key concern in the year leading up to the wedding.
One of the elements that women fret about is body hair, and whether to shave, wax or in some cases undertake laser hair removal treatment prior to the wedding. In this post, we will provide you with a few pointers about the process ahead of your wedding day.
First things first, how does laser hair removal work? Simply, you will have a number of sessions with an expertly trained practitioner who uses technology to emit wavelengths (beams of light) to target the hair follicles and prevent hair from growing.
The energy kills the hair follicles on your skin, and from here the hair begins to fall out (this can occur over a few days). Unlike waxing or shaving, the process is built for long term results and consequently, it has become incredibly popular for soon to be brides who don’t want to be waxing or shaving on their honeymoon immediately after the wedding!
If you are looking to have laser hair removal treatment prior to your wedding you will need between 10 – 12 months to get the process completed. The entire run consists of typically eight treatments which require six weeks between each one and whilst this may seem like a big commitment, the sessions themselves are fairly short and therefore won’t be time-consuming.
Furthermore, it is a small price to pay for having one less thing to worry about on your wedding day and honeymoon.
Moreover, you will want to have the sessions completed a few weeks before your wedding to avoid any complications such as itching or discomfort due to the fact hair is still falling out a few days after the treatment. Please be aware there can be a little pain associated with the treatment, however for any woman who has waxed you need not worry too much as comparatively, it is much easier.
It is also worth knowing what areas to focus on when getting the treatment. Thankfully the lasers used are so advanced that no area is off limits, so you can’t go wrong by focusing on the underarms, lower legs and bikini lines. However, it is worth noting, that the treatment is not suitable if you are either pregnant or have any tattoos (in the treatment area).
There are certain steps you will need to take prior to the appointment however and to ensure you get the best results and these include:
- Avoid getting a sun tan before the treatment by using a high factor sunscreen
- Don’t remove hair in other ways such as shaving, waxing or electrolysis during your treatment
- If you are on blood thinning medication you’ll need to consult with your doctor and they can advise you on whether to suspend usage before the procedure
As ever, we’re always very happy to answer any questions about laser hair removal and you can always pop into any of our clinics for a free, no-obligation patch test and consultation to make sure you’re suitable for laser hair removal.