What should I do to prepare for laser hair removal?

What should you not do before laser hair removal?

Avoid all alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxyl products (AHA/BHA), hydroquinone, retinols/retinoid, Tazorac, and Differin for 7 days before treatment. Clients with any abnormal lesions, moles or spots on the area to be treated must be cleared by a medical practitioner prior to treatment.

What do I put on my skin before laser hair removal?

Before laser hair removal

A sunscreen of SPF 30, or preferably a total sun block of SPF 50, should be applied whenever exposure to the sun is unavoidable. You must avoid plucking, waxing or bleaching the hair for six weeks prior to treatment.

How painful is laser hair removal?

Most patients describe the sensations experienced during laser hair removal treatment as little pinches, or like snapping a rubber band against your skin. It’s entirely tolerable, and most patients say it hurts far less than waxing, especially in the more sensitive areas of the body like the bikini line.

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.

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How long does it take for laser hair removal to work?

It takes two or three weeks after your first treatment to see a difference, and 8 -12 treatments to get the full result. You also have to be really regular with your appointments because your hair follicles are all at different stages of their growth, so you want to make sure each one has a chance to get zapped.

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.

How do I get the best results from laser hair removal?

4 Tips For Getting The Most Out of Your Laser Hair Removal

  1. DON’T MISS A TREATMENT. Laser hair removal appointments are scheduled based on the growth cycles of your hair. …
  2. AVOID TWEEZING OR WAXING. …
  3. SHAVE THE DAY BEFORE A TREATMENT. …
  4. LIMIT YOUR SUN EXPOSURE.
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