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Laser Hair Removal Pre and Post Treatment Instructions

For best results please follow these instructions

Before your treatment:

  • Hair should be shaved 48 hours prior to your first appointment. This is so the clinician can evaluate and see the area to be treated. 

  • Hair should be cleanly shaven at least 12-24 hours prior to your appointment for all further appointments. 

    • Leave a small sample unshaven for clinician to assess

  • Do not wear makeup on the treated area the day of treatment

  • No sun-tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks prior to treatment

    • Includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc.

  • Some medications or supplements may increase the risk bruising. Consult with your physician

  • No waxing, plucking or tweezing at least 4 weeks prior to treatment

    • Some body parts may require a longer wait time

  • Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (depilatories, harsh chemicals, etc.)

  • Notify clinic with any changes to  your health history or medications since your last appointment

  • History of herpes or cold sores may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment



After your treatment:

  • Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen

  • Redness and perifollicular edema (looks like a rash/bug bites) are common and resolve with time

  • Bruising and swelling are less common but may occur and will resolve with time

  • Hair may take up to 2 weeks to fall out.

  • Avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 1-2 days

  • Avoid skin irritants (examples below) a few days post-treatment

    • Products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents, etc.  

  • Do not wax or pluck between treatments

  • Notify clinic of any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, etc.)

  • Hair removal requires a series of treatments.  The number of treatments depends on body location and type of hair.

  • Consult with clinic about when to resume skin care regime.

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