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Laser Hair Removal For Smooth, Hair-Free Skin For Bodybuilding Competitions

Bodybuilding competition is where muscles take center stage, and the best way to show off muscles is by having hair-free and tanned skin. Bodybuilders often try a variety of procedures, including laser hair removal procedures, to remove hair in order to show off the muscles they've worked so hard to build. Laser hair removal provides a more permanent method than other types of hair removal procedures. However, there are a few key points to consider when having laser hair removal treatments at a center like Serenity Rejuvenation Center. Here's what you need to know if you want the best results of hair-free skin for your bodybuilding competitions. 

Multiple treatments will be necessary.

Laser hair removal isn't a one-time thing. You will need to have multiple treatments done to get the results you want to achieve. Since you are focusing on removing hair from the majority of your body, the treatment sessions will be broken down into groups, such as upper body and lower body. Depending on the thickness and coverage of your body hair, this may likely involve laser treatments for at least a full year. 

At first, hair will grow in unevenly.

In the beginning, your hair will grow back in unevenly, which means you will still need to shave religiously, just as you did prior to getting started with laser hair removal procedures. With that said, it's also important to realize that your skin may be a bit more sensitive to shaving immediately after each treatment. Therefore, you'll want to schedule your laser hair removal sessions according to your bodybuilding competition schedule. That way, you can be sure the skin sensitivity won't interfere with your competitions. 

Suntanning will still be possible.

Tanned skin helps show off muscle definition, particularly under bright stage lights. However, darker skin requires more laser hair treatment sessions. The reason for this is because the laser targets the darker pigments of the hair. If the skin color is close to the pigment of the hair color, the laser cannot be set as aggressively to attack the darker hair pigments. Fortunately, there are low intensity treatments that can be used, but you'll need to have more sessions to achieve the same hair-free results you would get without tanning your skin.

More importantly, you'll need to wait a specific period before receiving treatment after suntanning, because your skin will be more sensitive to the heat of the laser treatment. Depending on the laser settings, this may mean you'll need to wait several days after suntanning to have laser hair removal treatments.