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Laser Hair Removal - Pre & Post Care

Laser Hair Removal Pre & Post Care


Before Treatment:​

  • You must shave or closely clip the hair on the area of treatment. IF you cannot shave yourself, advise the staff at the time of scheduling and our technician can do it for you for a fee of $20 per occurrence.

  • Do NOT wax, tweeze, or use depilatories for 4 weeks prior to start of treatment and during your series of laser hair reduction. Once the hair has been taken out, there will be no follicle for the laser to target

  • Avoid sun exposure for 1 to 2 weeks prior to treatment and use SPF 30 daily to ensure coverage against UVA and UVB rays

  • Avoid tanning beds and self tanning products for 2 weeks prior to treatment and after treatment - Discontinue use of Tretinoin type of products (such as Renova, Tretinoin, Retin-A, Retin-A Micro, Tri-Luma, Solage, etc.) or Hydroquinone at least 2 or 3 day prior to treatment

  • Medications that are sun sensitive will also make you sensitive. Please disclose any medications that you may be taking to the technician

  • If you have a history of cold sores, consider using prophylactic treatment of Valtrex or similar medication no later than the day prior to your treatment

  • Longevity of Botox/Dysport and fillers doe any time within 6 months prior to face treatment may be affected. Injectable treatments done within 2 weeks prior to laser treatment is not recommended

*Remember: Laser hair reduction is never 100%. Industry standards are 75% to 90% reduction in the hair. Not all hair follicles will be destroyed. Hormones or medications can cause hair to grow back

After Treatment:​

  • Avoid exfoliating and shaving for 48 hours after treatment.

  • Ice pack or Aloe Vera can be applied after treatment to ease any temporary discomfort

  • You may experience small red bumps around the follicle. This normal and expected. Do not pick, rub or scratch these areas until it has cleared. Your skin overall may be sensitive for several days following your laser treatment

  • If the area of treatment scabs or crusts, or you experience a burn, DO NOT pick, rub or scratch the areas. Doing so can cause infection, permanent pigment changes in your skin or cause scarring. Gently cleanse the area and apply hydrocortisone cream several times a day for one week. Contact the office immediately if you do experience any burns.

  • Avoid sunbathing,swimming pools, hot tubs, and saunas for 24-36 hours after your treatment

  • Although rare, infection in the treated area is possible. Signs of infection may include but not limited to redness and tenderness in the infected area, and fever. Should you develop an infection, antibiotics may be necessary. Please call our office if infection occurs.

** Note ** - Do not expect your hair to “not grow back” after a single session. Laser hair removal is a process - It can take several weeks for the hair to “fall out” (push up and out of the follicle.) This time frame is normal

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