There are a few things you should keep in mind before your laser treatments to make sure you’re prepared for your session.
It’s crucial that you let your laser specialist know about all of your current prescriptions, both oral and topical when you chat with them. Make sure that your specialist is highly experience and is referred to by other customers. Your laser treatments may be rendered less effective by some drugs that interact with them. Other drugs may increase skin sensitivity and increase the risk of blistering or burning. If you’re taking antibiotics, birth control, acne medicine, or photosensitizers, you should especially let your laser technician know. While your laser specialist will be able to modify your treatment suitably and proceed cautiously, you won’t need to stop taking your medicine. Additionally, you should be sure to let them know before your subsequent consultation if you start taking any new medications. You should also try laser hair removal patch testing to make sure that there aren’t any complications.
The ingredients in beauty products can sometimes affect the results of laser hair removal and should be removed prior to each of your treatments. This includes deodorant, makeup, lotions, ointments, and anything else applied topically to the area. Simply use soap and water to cleanse the skin that will be treated. If makeup remover is used, be sure to rinse the area with water afterward.
It’s crucial to refrain from waxing or plucking the treated region for at least four to six weeks prior to your initial visit because laser hair removal targets the hair’s roots. Shaving is OK because it keeps the root in place. In fact, shaving the area that will receive laser treatment before your planned laser visit is advised. You can resume waxing and pluck at the time of your laser sessions, which will be spaced eight to ten weeks apart. These sessions are known as laser hair removal maintenance which will help you achieve the perfect hairless look. However, it is not advised, and you must cease six weeks before your subsequent checkup.