If you are interested in laser hair removal then there are a few things you need to know. For best results, follow these tips for pre- and post-treatment care.
- Stay out of the sun. Our lasers are most effective when there is a contrast between skin tone and hair color. Because of this, it is important to not tan or darken your skin one month prior to your laser treatment.
- Avoid plucking or waxing hair for 4-6 weeks before your appointment. This is to ensure that the hair is actively anchored in the hair follicles. Shaving however is allowed during this time.
- Closely shave the treatment area of unwanted hair the night before. Shaving still allows plenty of hair shaft in the follicle for the laser to work properly, unlike plucking or waxing.
- Do not apply lotion or deodorant prior to treatment. This ensures you come with a clean and dry treatment area.
- Continue to stay out of the sun as much as possible between your laser treatments. This is to avoid any skin darkening for following treatments in order to achieve desired results.
- Avoid plucking or waxing hairs between treatments, especially in the days following the treatment. You may be tempted to try because of what looks like growth after your laser appointment. This is actually a good sign because it means that the hair that was in the follicles below the skin is being pushed out and is starting to shed.
- Avoid harshly scrubbing the treatment area in the first few days following getting laser hair removal. This is for the same reason as previously stated. What looks like hair growth after your treatment is a good thing. Scrubbing, plucking, or waxing to speed up fallout is not necessary. They will do it in their own time.
Ultimately, the best results are seen in those who keep up on their treatments. For most patients, 6-10 laser hair removal treatments are needed to see desired results. Depending on the treatment site, you should wait 4-8 weeks between treatments.
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