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I have worked as a receptionist at a popular cosmetic surgery office for the past ten years, and I have seen every type of cosmetic surgery and recovery that you could imagine. Unfortunately, some patients are much better at choosing their procedures than others. For example, we had one patient that opted to have ten nose jobs in a row, which lead to a deformed bridge and a super tiny nose tip. Unfortunately, when she came back a few months later to have the problem corrected, the doctors didn't have enough tissue to work with. On my website, you will learn how to decide which procedures are right for you, so that you aren't left regretting your decisions down the road.



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3 Things To Remember When Getting Laser Hair Removal Under Your Arms

by Michelle Austin

Not having to shave your armpits anymore can be an amazing thing, so many people are excited at the prospect of getting laser hair removal under their arms. Laser hair removal removes all of the dark, coarse hair under your armpits after a series of laser treatments. However, if you are considering getting this procedure done, there are certain things that you are going to want to keep in mind in order to make the procedure a successful and good experience for you. This article will discuss 3 things to remember when getting laser hair removal under your arms. 

1. Do Not Tweeze or Wax Any Armpit Hairs

Because laser hair removal removes each hair from the follicle in different hair cycles, it is important that no hair follicles in your under arms are removed. The two methods of removing hair follicles that you will need to avoid are tweezing and waxing. These methods pull the entire hair out, making it so that the laser can't burn the hair follicle. The best and only way to get rid of your hair while undergoing laser hair removal is to shave your armpits. This simply cuts the hair to the surface of the skin, without completely removing the follicle. 

2. Avoid Shirts That Rub Against Your Armpits Right After Treatment

Because the laser makes your underarms very sensitive, it is important that you pay special attention to this skin after a treatment. The technician or doctor who performs your laser hair removal will likely use aloe or some other soothing cream under your armpits in order to help the red and irritated skin feel better. However, if anything rubs against your underarms, this will cause you more unnecessary pain. To avoid this, you can simply wear larger shirts that aren't going to rub against your underarms, or you can wear a sleeveless top that won't touch your armpits at all. 

3. Remove All Deodorant Before Each Treatment

If you want your laser treatment to be as effective as possible, it is important to avoid using any type of deodorant before a treatment. This deodorant can make the laser much less effective because it may block the laser's access to the hair follicle. If you do happen to have deodorant on before an appointment, use the bathroom at the treatment center and take soap and water to carefully remove all of the deodorant residue. This will then allow you to have the most successful treatments possible.

To learn more about hair removal, contact a company like Florida Aesthetics and Medical Weight Loss