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Laser Hair Removal

How do I prepare for Laser Hair Removal ?

  • All areas being treated with the exception of the face must be shaved 1 day prior to treatment. This will allow you to receive maximum results.
  • Waxing, plucking, threading and bleaching the area, 4-6 weeks before the treatment SHOULD BE AVOID ! There shall be no tanning of any kind 4 weeks prior to treatment. The area to be lasered (except the face) should be shaved 1 day before treatment. Facial hair can be trimmed if long. Avoid using any makeup, deodorants or lotions prior to treatment. Avoid oral or topical photosensitivity medications 1 week before treatment, except for Accutane, which requires a wait time of 6 months minimum. Anyone with history of herpes simplex is recommended to take prophylactic medication 1 week prior to treatment.

After Treatment

  • All hair is temporarily disabled during each treatment, none of the hair follicles are removed hence, a sequence of treatments is necessary in order for results to become apparent. The number of times needed also varies from person to person.
  • Slight redness and swelling lasting a few hours is common. In rare cases, discomfort or small red bumps may last up to two days.
  • It is strongly recommended to use sunblock SPF + 30 for 2 weeks after treatment. Do not irritate the skin by scrubbing, exfoliating, or taking hot water showers for 24 hours.

Contraindications

  • Pregnancy
  • Blonde, grey and red hairs
  • Tanning
  • Taking photo sensitive medications
  • Treatment is not recommended for those who suffer from any medical problems such as skin disorders, heart problems, thyroid, cancer or anyone who has a pacemaker or metal screws, CLEARANCE FROM THEIR OWN PHYSICIAN IS REQUIRED TO PERFORM laser hair removal PROCEDURE.
  • You must avoid sun exposure, tanning beds or tanning lotions/sprays for at least four weeks before treatment and two weeks after procedure. The slightest tan makes it harder for the laser light to pass through your skin and heat the follicle.
  • If you are taking Accutane you CANNOT  have laser treatments, they must wait 6 months from the date they discontinue use. For patients taking antibiotics, they must wait 1-2 weeks (depending on what kind of antibiotics they use) from the date they discontinue use. WE DO NOT SUGGEST OR RECOMMEND TO STOP YOUR MEDICATION UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR ANY LASER TREATMENTS. YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT TO US.
All of our services stop 5 minutes prior to the end of each session.

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