Frequent question: Can I shave the morning of laser hair removal?

On the day before your treatment, you should shave with a clean, new razor. By shaving, the lasers will be able to locate the follicles. Using a clean, new razor ensures there is no lingering bacteria that could cause contact dermatitis after your laser treatment.

Can you shave while getting laser hair removal?

Yes, you can shave in between each session of laser hair removal. During your course of treatment you can shave any hairs that may regrow. After your first laser hair removal session you will notice that you won’t need to shave as much as before.

What should I do the morning of my laser hair removal?

We ask that you are freshly showered or bathed with completely clean skin, without lotions, oils, creams or fragrances of any kind before coming in. The treatment area should be shaved completely prior to treatment. Legs should be shaved no sooner than 24 hours prior to your appointment to avoid irritation.

Can you shave 48 hours before laser hair removal?

Shave a day or two beforehand

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Laser hair removal doesn’t require visible hair growth in the treatment area; just enough growth for the hair to be visible to the laser. That being said, you should shave 24-48 hours before your session.

Can I shave 2 hours before laser hair removal?

It is important to shave before your laser hair removal appointment, 24 hours before is recommended. Shaving on the day of your session can be dangerous and should be avoided completely. This is because when you shave the razor may lift a layer of skin off as it passes over your skin.

How soon after laser can you shave?

If you shave too quickly you may irritate the skin even more, so waiting at least three or four days after your treatment is usually ideal. A few days following your laser hair removal treatment, you may notice your hair shedding.

How long after laser can I shower?

Yes, you can take a cool shower right after laser hair removal. To limit skin irritation after laser hair removal, you shouldn’t take a hot shower or a hot bath for 48 hours. If you want to bathe or shower, keep the water at a lukewarm temperature.

Is stubble OK for laser hair removal?

Your Laser Technician will not be able to go over areas with hair that’s above the skin. They can’t even go over areas with hair that has a rough stubble because it damages the laser and increases the chances of getting burned/pigmented, as well as makes the laser treatment hurt more.

Will you see results after one laser hair removal treatment?

You can begin to see hair fall out in approximately 1-3 weeks post-treatment. Laser hair removal can only damage hair that is in its active growth stage. Although hair will appear thinner and less noticeable with just one treatment, you’ll need to return for multiple follow-up appointments to see optimal results.

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What happens if you don’t shave before laser?

If you were unable to shave your hair or couldn’t remove enough, your laser hair removal technician can remove the rest of it before your treatment. Make sure you don’t shave immediately before your laser hair removal treatment, as this increases the odds for inflammation and swelling.

How can I speed up the shedding after laser hair removal?

Exfoliating frequently (scrub or continued shaving) will help speed up the shedding process. Hair growth will be less after each treatment. Laser targets the pigment in the hair. The darker the hair the better the result.

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