How to Properly Prepare Your Skin for Laser Hair Removal

You might think that if you schedule an appointment for laser hair removal today, that you can simply get the procedure done tomorrow. However, although small, there are some preparatory steps that you have to do in order to get your skin fully ready for laser hair removal. Read on to learn more.

laser hair removalAvoid Waxing

Are you a religious waxer? You know, the type that can’t miss a scheduled appointment for fear that you will be spotted in public with some hair on your skin? If so, then this preparatory step may be a hard one for you to swallow. However, as you prepare for your laser hair removal session, make sure that you avoid waxing for at least six weeks before your appointment. By having your hair follicles completely intact, your laser hair removal procedure will be a lot more effective. If there isn’t a hair follicle for the laser to target, then the laser will have a hard time targeting anything.

Avoid the Sun

If you like to spend your weekends poolside or on the beach in order to tan your skin and relax, then this preparatory step might be a little bit difficult for you. However, it is advised that you avoid laying out in the sun or getting any sort of sun tanned skin for a few weeks before your laser hair removal appointment because it can cause hyperpigmentation which means that you skin could look permanently blotchy and discolored.

Shave With a New, Clean Razor

The day before your treatment, it’s advised that you shave your legs, arms, or whatever area of your skin that you are targeting, with a new, clean razor. By using a clean laser you can help to ensure that no bacteria interacts with your skin.

If you are considering getting laser hair removal from Dr. George P. Smith, it’s important to know how you can properly prepare for your procedure. To learn more about laser hair removal or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!



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