3 Things to Avoid Before Laser Hair Removal

If you have your first laser hair removal appointment all ready and scheduled, it’s important to know how to prepare for your appointment and what things you should avoid. In order to get the best hair free laser results as possible, read on to learn more.

1. Avoid Plucking, Waxing, or Electrolysis
Laser Hair RemovalIf you are one of those people who can’t stand the look of one nasty hair that just won’t go away, then you might be inclined to want to pluck, wax, or get electrolysis done before your laser hair removal appointment. However, every one of these procedures will disrupt the hair follicle and can cause the laser hair removal procedure to not work as effectively.

2. Avoid the Sun
If you just got back from a long beach vacation, you should wait before getting laser hair removal done. A tan will actually increase the chance of skin whitening— a side effect of laser hair removal. Speak with your doctor about how long you should wait to let your tan fade before undergoing laser hair removal.

3. Certain Medications
Certain medications like blood thinners or topical medications like Retinol should be avoid leading up to laser hair removal. Blood thinners will have adverse side effects and Retinol will cause your skin to become even more sensitive to the lasers, causing the treatment process to be extremely painful and irritating.

Laser hair removal is a routine non-invasive procedure that can be done in your doctor’s office in little to no time at all. And although this procedure is very safe and has very few adverse side effects, it’s important to avoid the above listed things before you undergo laser hair removal. If you are considering getting laser hair removal and would like to learn more about what to avoid prior to the procedure, contact our office today and one of our professionals can help answer any of your questions or concerns.

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