In the UAE, the ideal of beauty goes much beyond just being slim. In fact, according to market research by Gulf Consulting Group, more and more women are opting for cosmetic procedures, from liposuction, which stands at #1 to laser hair removal. The report says, “. Beauty ideals portrayed in the media are often considered the inspiration for women in the Arab world, so that good looks are high on the agenda as an important source of pride.”
And getting rid of unwanted body hair has become an essential part of the grooming routine. If you live in the UAE and are looking for permanent removal of unwanted body hair, make sure you get the treatment done between October and December, since it is advisable to avoid sun exposure after laser treatment and the rest of the year does see a very hot sun beating down on the region. But before you go in for treatment, here are some things that you should know.
Things to Consider Before Hair Removal Treatment
- Make a Firm Decision
Prior to opting for the treatment, it is imperative that you are fully aware of all aspects of the treatment. This means that you should be prepared for some amount of pain, some precautions that need to be taken before, during and after the procedure and the fact that while it is called permanent, the effects usually last for about 6 months, after which you might need to repeat the procedure. The best course of action is to talk to an experienced professional to gain as much information as possible,
- Conduct a Stringent Background Check
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that requires solid experience and expertise. So, before you actually assign the task to a professional, make sure you are aware of the specialist’s credentials. Make sure to check for customer reviews and feedback for the clinic and track record of success with previous cases similar to your own.
- Get Prepared for Some Side-Effects
Just like any medical procedure, this form of therapy also entails some side-effects. According to experts, some of the common side-effects include skin irritation, itching, redness and swelling around the treated area. However, the good news is that these are only temporary and not severe. They will disappear within two or three days post treatment.
- Avoid Exposure to Sunlight
Exposure to UV rays before and after the treatment can cause severe reactions to not only your skin, but also your overall health. So limit your sun exposure 2-3 weeks prior to going in for treatment. And yes, tanning is not allowed a month before and after the treatment!
- Best Results Require Time and Patience
To get the best results, it is crucial that you attend multiple sessions, as per your doctor’s guidance. In most cases, you will start feeling the difference after three months. Patience is the key!
- Avoid Perfumes, Deodorants and Hot Showers
Perfumes, deodorants and hot showers are not allowed for 24 – 48 hours after the session. These precautionary measures are a must if you want the best out of your treatment.