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Before And After Care For Laser Hair Removal
- Dec 27, 2018 -

Before your treatment:

Hair should be cleanly shaven Leave a representative 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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