Pre/Post Treatment Guidelines: Laser Hair Removal

Pre-treatment for Laser Hair Removal

4 weeks Before

  • Do not wax, tweeze, bleach, or use hair removal creams or electrolysis on treatment area. These activities can reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.

1-2 weeks before

  • Discontinue tanning (includes beds, self tanning cream and sprays)

24 hours before

  • Shave treatment area
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Day of Laser Hair Removal Treatment

  • Remove any lotions, make-up and deodorants prior to treatment.
  • Wear loose fitting clothing that will leave the treatment area exposed and easily accessible for treatment. Tight or rough clothing may cause you to feel uncomfortable.
  • You may feel a slight pricking or stinging.
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Post-Treatment

  • During post treatment, avoid sun exposure, tanning beds and creams until your treatments are completed.
  • Afterward, avoid hot showers, saunas, hot tubs, swimming and strenuous sports for 2-3 days following Laser Hair Removal treatment, or until any redness, crusting or blisters have resolved.
  • Whenever treatment is over, do not wax, tweeze, bleach, or use hair removal creams or electrolysis on treatment area until all treatments are completed.
  • Until ready enough, do not shave treated area for 1-3 days post treatment if crusted or blistering occurs
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  • Unless further permitted, treated area may appear red, irritated and swollen (like sunburn). Apply ice packs or cold Aloe Vera to soothe.
  • Thereafter, you may experience “hair shedding” the first few days after treatment which is sometimes mistaken for hair growth.
  • Soon after, you can apply makeup, lotion, resume shaving and apply skin care products to Laser Hair removal treatment area as early as the next day as long as the skin is not broken and there is no extended redness, blissing or scabbing.
  • Furthermore, thoroughly remove makeup and cream gently with a soft, clean cloth and mild cleanser. Pat to dry. The treated area is very delicate and should be treated with care. Excess running can open the area and may lead to scarring.
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