How do I prepare for laser hair removal?

How do I prepare for laser hair removal?

First time for laser hair removal and not sure how to prepare? That’s totally fine!

Katie will explain everything at your consultation and will give you a leaflet to take away with you. Here’s a few tips…

Before The Treatment 

• The area to be treated must be clean and free from all topical solutions. Please shave the area 2-12 hours prior to treatment. Shaving immediately prior to treatment may cause extra sensitivity to the skin and we advise to allow plenty of time prior to appointment. 

• Tanned skin can be treated provided the tan is not active. Therefore, avoid direct sun exposure to the area being treated for at least 3 days prior to treatment. Sensitive or sunburned skin will not be treated. 

• Start gently exfoliating your skin 3-4 days before your session

• The use of tanning creams must be discontinued 2 weeks before treatment. 

• You must avoid bleaching, plucking or waxing hair for 4 weeks prior to treatment and do not wax, epilate or pluck or remove hair by any other means than shaving during the course of the treatment. 

• You must avoid the use of essential oils for 48 hours prior to treatment. 

• Do not use depilatory creams 1 week prior to treatment. 

• If you have a history of cold sores you may take your usual medication 5 days before and 5 days after treatment. 

• If you have been on antibiotics, we ask that you leave 2 weeks between finishing the course and having treatment.

• Try to schedule the treatment the week before of the week after your period

Most importantly, relax, you’re in safe hands.

Hope that helps!

Katie x

Herts Laser and Beauty Clinic
Herts Laser and Beauty Clinic