What to do before laser hair removal treatments
When it comes to laser hair removal, most first-timers only know a few facts: that laser hair removal can make them silky-smooth and that it’s definitely considered an investment. It’s also important to understand the process (it can be lengthy!) and how to protect that investment. Here’s everything you need to know about how to prepare for laser hair removal to make it worth your while and maximize your results!
Avoid these when preparing for laser hair removal
To ensure you’re eligible for a laser hair removal treatment, make sure to avoid these things prior to the appointment.
Six weeks before your treatment…
Discontinue waxing, hair removal creams or chemicals, tweezing, electrolysis, and bleaching. This is because these methods can interfere with the laser’s ability to target hair follicles effectively????.
Two weeks before your treatment…
Avoid incidental or direct sun, tanning beds, spray-tans, and self-tanners. If outside, apply sunblock (with at least SPF 30!) and use barrier protection such as wide-brimmed hats, large sunglasses, and protective clothing. You cannot be treated if you have had recent prolonged sun exposure.
Three days before your treatment…
Stop using any topical prescription products on areas being treated with the laser.
Do these when preparing for laser hair removal
To ensure best results, follow these steps.
Shave the day before
You’ll want to shave the area being treated (in the direction that the hair grows!) with a clean razor. Facial areas can be closely trimmed if preferred. Remember that the closer the shave, the better the laser can target the hair follicle.
Forget the makeup
Any makeup, deodorant, lotion, or sunscreen will need to be removed from the area being treated before the appointment.
Great results come with great preparation
Like most things in life, you get what you put into your laser hair removal treatments. And that means starting off on the right foot is vital to successful results. Follow the tips above on how to prepare for laser hair removal, and you’ll keep the process moving as quickly—and smoothly—as possible.
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