LASER hair removal has attained the level of a ‘treatment’ in recent years and the reasons are simple:-
- It is effective in reducing the overall rate of body hair growth as well as the overall thickness of the hair strands in the target areas.
- It is cost-efficient compared to traditional body hair removal treatments such as waxing, shaving and using painful epilators.
- It keeps instances of ingrown hair at bay.
- It offers lasting results, especially when one completes all the sessions as set forth by his or her dermatologist.
- Each session lasts no more than half an hour or an hour; hence it is no wonder that LASER hair removal reviews are always positive.
How does it work?
Well, the LASER beam’s intensity will be adjusted based on the skin tone of the patient seeking this treatment and then the target areas will be subjected to the LASER beam. The role of the LASER beam is to penetrate the skin and reach the follicular units in the target area(s). The role of the hair follicle is to create hair strands and to produce the pigment that gives each hair strand its colour.
When the LASER beam hits a hair follicle, the same is rendered inactive for at least a month or several weeks. Eventually, the hair follicle will bounce back but its ability to produce hair strands and the pigment that gives a hair strand its colour will be greatly diminished.
Okay, so why should you not drink caffeinated drinks before a LASER body hair removal session?
The reasons are simple and scientifically backed and they are as follows:-
You see, caffeine makes you more aware of your surroundings and at the same time, makes your pain receptors more active. The result is simple – even when the target areas of your skin will be covered with a layer of topical skin numbing cream, to reduce the pain sensations that come with a typical LASER hair removal session, the caffeine in your blood will fight against the effects of the numbing cream.
The second reason is caffeine makes you more susceptible to anxiety attacks. Hence, when you have a cup of your favourite caffeinated drink such as tea, coffee or an energy drink, you will be heightening your awareness levels and nervousness – both of which will work in tandem and snowball into a full-blown anxiety attack! Hence, it will be impossible for the dermatologist, irrespective of his or her training, to work on your skin when you are constantly moving atop the treatment chair. Get the idea?
For the best results, avoid consuming caffeinated drinks for at least two days before the arrival of your LASER body hair removal appointment date. For more details in this matter, be sure to seek assistance from your preferred dermatologist.
Always keep in mind that even if you do not drink caffeinated drinks before your LASER body hair removal session, you might end up with blistered or irritated skin if you choose to book an appointment with a clinic that is new in the business or do not have reputed dermatologists and a talented workforce under its payroll. For the best results, book your LASER hair removal sessions at a clinic that has been in business for at least 5 years (or more). In this way, you will not only get the best treatment but at the same time, keep your skin from harm.