how to prepare for laser hair removal

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

Blog, Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal treatments are an effective solution for long-term hair removal. To get the best before and after laser hair removal results, it’s important to follow the laser hair removal pre-care steps

Leading up to your laser hair removal treatment, you should avoid using hair removal methods that pluck or pull the hairs, sun exposure, and heavy skincare products. The day before your treatment, you should shave your target area. On the day of your treatment, you should cleanse the target area and wear comfortable clothing. 

Preparing for Laser Hair Removal

Preparing for your laser hair removal London will increase the effectiveness of your laser treatment, reduce the risk of complications, and speed up your recovery process. By following the proper preparation steps and undergoing all the recommended treatments, you can achieve long-term hair removal results.

Multiple laser hair removal treatments are usually needed to achieve the desired results. The number of sessions you will need will depend on your hair type and the area being treated. You will need to follow the laser hair removal tips for preparation for each treatment. 

What to Do Before Laser Hair Removal

We have outlined the steps for preparing for laser hair removal: 

1. Avoid Hair Removal

It is important to avoid any hair removal methods that pluck or pull the hair, such as waxing, threading, or tweezing. These methods will reduce the effectiveness of the laser treatment as they disturb the hair follicle. You can remove hair by shaving as it only removes the hair on the surface.

2. Avoid Sun Exposure and Fake Tanning Products

You will need to avoid any sun exposure, or sunbeds, before your laser hair removal treatment. Exposure to the sun can make your skin more sensitive and increase the risk of complications during laser hair removal. If you must go outside, make sure to use sunscreen with SPF 30/50 on the target area.

You must also not use any fake tanning products 3 – 4 weeks before your treatment. If you are wearing tanning products, the laser light will target the surface of your skin rather than the hair follicle, increasing your risk of complications. If you have used a tanning product, ensure that you exfoliate the skin to remove any traces of the tan. 

3. Avoid Heavy Skincare Products

You should avoid using heavy skincare products, such as retinoids and harsh exfoliants, for at least a week before your treatment. These products can make your skin more sensitive and increase the risk of complications.

4. Cleanse the Target Area

On the day of your treatment, make sure to clean your skin thoroughly with a gentle cleanser. This will ensure that any makeup, lotion, perfume, or other body products that could impact the effectiveness of the laser hair removal treatment are removed. 

5. Wear Comfortable Clothes

Leading up to your laser hair removal treatment and on the day of your appointment, you should wear comfortable clothes. Wearing comfortable, loose clothes will prevent any friction or skin irritation that can affect your laser treatment. 

6. Shave Prior Treatment

You will need to cleanly shave the target area 24 hours before your treatment. Shaving the target area increases the effectiveness of the laser treatment, while also reducing the discomfort of the laser therapy. 

Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Pulse Light Clinic is your go-to clinic in London for laser hair removal. Having treated over 200,000 clients in London alone, you can be assured in the quality of our laser hair removal treatments. 

Our laser hair removal before and after showcases how effective our laser treatments are at hair removal for all hair and skin types. We use the Alexandrite for fair skin types and ND: YAG Gentle Max Pro for darker skin tones, ensuring that we will provide the best results for you. These medical-grade laser hair removal machines reduce hair growth up to 80% with minimum discomfort to you during the treatment.

Ready for hair-free skin? Book your free consultation at Pulse Light Clinic today! Our expert team will create a personalised laser hair removal plan just for you. With proven results and advanced technology, we’re your trusted partner in achieving smooth, flawless skin. Don’t wait, schedule now and embrace a hair-free future!

FAQs

What should you not do before laser hair removal?

Before your laser hair removal treatment, you should avoid any hair removal methods that pluck or pull the hair, such as waxing, threading, or tweezing. You should also avoid sun exposure and heavy skincare products for at least a week before your treatment.

Can I shave right before laser hair removal?

Yes, shaving is required 24 hours before laser hair removal. Shaving the target area will increase the effectiveness of the laser hair removal treatment. 

What I wish I knew before getting laser hair removal?

Before getting laser hair removal, it is important to know that multiple treatments are usually required to achieve the desired results. You will also need maintenance sessions in the future. 

What happens if you don't shave before laser hair removal?

It is recommended to shave the treatment area before laser hair removal to ensure that the laser points the hair follicle and not the hair on the surface. If you do not shave before the treatment, the laser may burn the surface hair and cause discomfort.