How to Prepare for a Laser Hair Removal

laser hair removal

Although you may not be aware of this, laser hair removal in a Tauranga clinic essentially starts with preparing the area where the hair will be removed. Below are the necessary steps to follow.

1) Stop other hair removal methods you are doing

That includes threading, plucking and waxing since they uproot the hair. Effective treatment requires the appropriate hair growth cycle. The treatment tackles hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface. Without these, the procedure will be useless. Consider shaving so there is enough hair for the laser to tackle.

2) Shave one to two days before the treatment

Visible hair growth is not necessary, unlike other hair removal methods. Thus, you can still shave at least two days before the actual procedure. While the hair growth may not be visible to the naked eye, it will be to the laser. Through this also, the risks of burning are reduced. If you want to get a body or facial scrub, do it one week before the treatment.

3) Avoid getting a tan

Tanning can interfere with the procedure because the laser targets the pigment of the follicles. If you get a tan one to two days before the scheduled hair removal, the laser may get confused whether which to target: the skin or the hair. Avoid other treatments that cause changes in skin pigment. Stay out of the sun as well; the process cannot be performed on clients with a natural or false tan.

After the hair removal process, refrain from specific activities that may affect the outcomes. These may include having hot baths or showers and going to a sauna, jacuzzi and steam rooms. Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes as well. Stay out of the sun. Exposure of the treated area to sunlight can also affect the outcome. If you must, apply sunscreen with SPF 25 to 30.