How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
To get the most out of your sessions, you will need to prepare at least four weeks before. These preparations will make sure your laser treatment works as well as possible.
Avoid Waxing and Plucking
These methods of hair removal pull hair out by the root. This leaves no pigment in the follicle. If you have waxed or plucked in the four weeks before treatment, the laser will not treat as many hairs as it could have. You can still shave, and you should shave about 24 hours before your treatment.
Bleach can take the pigment out of the hair root. This also makes the hair follicle less visible to the laser so that fewer hairs will get treated. Give hair about four weeks for natural roots to grow back before your treatment session.
Avoid tanning or using self-tanner before treatment. Sun exposure can make skin more sensitive, and tanning enhances the amount of melanin in the skin. This can increase the risk of side effects in the areas of skin that are treated.
Discuss Your Medications
Ensure that the Langdon Center team knows about all of your medications, and avoid taking blood-thinning medications such as aspirin before your treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
With two different laser systems, including the highly adjustable Vectus®, we can offer laser hair removal to people of almost every skin type and tone. Good candidates should follow these instructions for preparation so the laser can give them the best results.