How to Get Ready for Laser Hair Removal Treatments

How to Get Ready for Laser Hair Removal Treatments


Laser hair removal is very common these days and it is perfect method to get rid of unwanted facial and body hair. This procedure is always preferred on all the other methods for hair removal like waxing, threading, shaving, epilating and depilating and the reason is that laser hair removal has lots of benefits on these methods. This procedure is more quick, simple and easy and most of all it gives the permanent or long lasting results.

In the procedure of laser hair removal, laser technology is used to destroy the roots of hair. Laser works on the pigments of hair in the roots and destroys them. Previously, laser was introduced only for black hairs but now the advanced technologies also work on light colored hairs. Laser hair removal treatment requires several sessions depending on the type of skin, color of hair and skin and thickness of hair and with every successive session, hairs become thin. Laser hair removal is no doubt an effective procedure but as laser is involved in the treatment, you should be prepared for the procedure to avoid any risk or complication and to get expected successful results.

The first and foremost thing to get successful results from the treatment is to seek an experienced laser specialist or dermatologist. Only a specialist having expertise in this field can properly manage with the treatment as it is critical to adjust the frequency and energy that is suitable for you. The second thing is that you should discuss about the procedure with your specialist in detail and gather all the important information. Before you go for the procedure, here are some important things to keep in mind and follow.

  • Avoid tanning and using sunless tanners for nearly one month before the procedure of laser hair removal.
  • Don’t go for plucking and waxing for nearly two to four weeks prior to procedure. This is to grow hair so that laser can work on them.
  • Just before the treatment, it is important to shave the treatment area.
  • Take oral antiviral medication or antibiotic but with prescription of doctor. This will help you in avoiding any discomfort or reaction.
  • Clean the treatment area and do not use any cosmetic product (lotions, creams, deodorants etc) before you go for the treatment.
  • Wear lose fitting clothes to make the treatment area exposed.
  • Your technician will apply topical anesthetic cream or warm compress before the procedure to avoid or minimize the discomfort.

During your consultation with your technician, it is important to tell your technician about following issues.

  • Tendency to scars
  • About recent tanning
  • If you had any keloid scar – raised scar that extends the incision or wound site
  • If you got any cold scores
  • If you have experienced or experiencing acne or any other skin issue
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