Prep for Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment

According to a recent survey, women spend 72 hours shaving their legs in their lifetime. That’s approximately 1,728 hours, or two months, spent shaving!

Luckily, Laser hair removal is an option that not only saves you time but also provides you long-lasting results. It’s the best way to remove unwanted body hair and remain free of bumps, stubble, and ingrown hairs.

Here are our top 5 ways to prepare for your laser hair removal treatments:

1) STAY OUT OF THE SUN.

Avoid tanning and self tanning for up to at least 6 weeks prior. If you must spend time outside, remember to use sunscreen to protect your skin.

2) AVOID WAXING AND PLUCKING.

Avoid waxing and plucking for 4 weeks prior and after the procedure. The laser needs to be able to identify the hair follicle in order for the machine to pick it up. This includes no bleaching the hair being treated for 4-6 weeks as the machine requires pigment in order to zap the hair away.

3) AVOID CAFFEINE.

Caffeine can make your skin sensitive and make you jittery.

4) NO ANTIBIOTICS.

Avoid antibiotics as they can make your skin extra photosensitive.

5) AVOID OR POSTPONE GETTING TREATMENT ON YOUR PERIOD IF POSSIBLE.

Remember that your menstrual cycle tends to make your skin extra sensitive. Be mindful when booking your laser hair removal appointment.