Making Sure You’re Prepared for Laser Hair Removal

Getting Prepared For Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a popular and efficient process among males and females. Growing more and more common, it has been a helpful solution to many. However, the decision should be well-researched before taking the plunge, as there are potential risks everyone should know. You should always research the types of products being used at each facility, the cleanliness of the facility, and even success rates if you can.

Preparation before laser hair removal will keep you safe, as well as making sure you get the best results possible. Let’s take a look at these guidelines for preparing for laser hair removal.

What You Should Do 4 Weeks Prior to Treatment

By now, you should have made the decision on who you want to go to. You should look for a set of instructions given by the facility, and you’ll have to begin preparing about a month before. In doing so, your laser hair removal should be a success.

Since lasers are attracted to skin and hair, those that apply tanning creams or go tanning often should discontinue their treatments until they’ve finished their laser hair removal sessions. This is so that you don’t have any issues with sun exposure, chemicals, or reduce the effectiveness of laser hair removal. You also must be careful if you have a sunburn as your results will be affected. The health of the hair follicles is extremely important, so do not forget to partake in these preparations!

24 Hours Before Your Treatment

Now that you’ve completed the instructions for the month before, it’s now time to get prepared for your treatment session – 24 hours in advance. It’s worth noting that you’ll want to shave the areas of the existing hair, so the laser doesn’t have to sift through what it doesn’t have to. You may also see the technician shave once more before your treatment begins. In doing so, there will be less discomfort, and better results, while going much quicker.

The Day Your Treatment Comes

Congrats! You’re ready for your treatment. On this day, you’ll be shaved again, and most certainly cleaned. You’ll want to skip any lotion, makeup, deodorant, creams, or perfumes. You should keep your skin fresh, clean, and free of anything. This is so that the laser isn’t interfered with. Those that have pain intolerance may want to speak with their technician about an anesthetic cream.

Post Laser Hair Removal Treatment

You’ll notice that your skin may feel a bit tender, red, and somewhat irritated. Don’t get scared, as this is entirely normal. You should keep your skin protected, hydrated, and away from any irritants. There are treatment centers that offer approved lotions to use after treatment to help settle the skin. Your skin should be back to normal within 48 hours of your first treatment.


We hope that these pre and post treatment tips were helpful! If you’ve done your research and feel ready to take the plunge please contact Ava Laser Clinic at (905) 237-2360 today.