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Laser Hair Removal - Instructions

Pre treatment instructions

  1. It is recommended to shave 24 hours prior to treatment.
  2. No tweezing or waxing or bleaching 3 weeks prior to treatment.
  3. Showering is recommended before treatment to remove make-up, lotion, deodorant, ointments and false tan.
  4. Client must wait 4-6 weeks after natural sun exposure or use of sunbeds before treatment and no tanning during treatment at all.
  5. Client may use false tan but tan must be discontinued one week before treatment. Tan must be removed prior to treatment.
  6. Some medications contraindicate clients to a laser treatment so therapist may ask you to stop any medication or skin care products 3-5 days prior to treatment,.
  7. All laser clients should be at their lightest skin tone on the day of each treatment. Having even the slightest tan on the area can put you at risk of a reaction to your laser treatment.
  8. Please note if you attend your appointment with a tan on the treatment area, your therapist will be unable to proceed with your treatment

Intratreatment care

  1. The skin is cleaned and assessed prior to treatment.
  2. Protective eye wear will be worn by the client and therapist in the treatment room during the procedure to reduce any chance of eye damage.
  3. If possible, please wear white underwear.
  4. Your therapist will recommend the right aftercare products to use.
  5. Always insure your therapist of any change of medication.

Post treatment care

  1. Immediately after treatment, there should be redness and swelling of each hair follicle in the area treated, which may last up to 2 hours or more. The redness may last up to 2-3 days. The treated area will feel like sunburn for a few hours after treatment.
  2. Aloe vera a topical soothing gel will be applied following your treatment.
  3. Client must wear sun cream of at least spf 30 during the course of treatments on the treated area.
  4. Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation.
  5. Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin. Do not use any other hair removal products or treatments. Shaving may be used.
  6. Hair will start to shed 5 to 14 days post treatment, shave or use wash cloth to exfoliate these hairs. This is not new hair growth.
  7. Avoid exercise, deodorant, heat exposure 24 hours post treatment and try to wear loose clothing.
  8. Return to the salon or call for an appointment at the first sign of the return hair growth.