18 Things You Need To Know Before Getting Laser Hair Removal

    Get rid of the stubble struggle.

    A magical device that permanently eliminates unwanted hair? UM, YES PLEASE.

    1. Laser hair removal does not actually work by using magic.

    2. Stay out of the sun before your appointment.

    3. You must shave the area you’re getting lasered.

    4. This also includes staying away from tanning beds, spray tans, and tanning lotion.

    5. Your physician will provide a test patch on your skin at your first appointment.

    6. Laser hair removal doesn’t automatically make you silky smooth after your first treatment.

    7. Your appointment can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour.

    8. Getting laser hair removal near the eyes is a BIG no.

    9. You can’t make an appointment for a full-body laser hair removal treatment.

    10. If you want to see results, you have to be consistent.

    11. You should see prominent results after three months.

    12. Some hair and skin types can be a little harder to treat — but not impossible.

    13. The treatment itself isn't particularly relaxing.

    14. Lather up that sunscreen post-treatment.

    15. DO NOT wax or pluck after your treatment, though.

    16. Also avoid perfumes, deodorant, and hot showers.

    17. So, is laser hair removal actually SAFE?

    18. And the most important question… is it ~worth it~?