How Do I Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?
To get the most benefit from your laser hair removal treatment, follow these suggestions and any others recommended by Renew MD experts.
Keep The Roots
The laser needs a hair root to target, so avoid any forms of hair removal that pull out the root, such as waxing or plucking. Shaving leaves the root intact, and you should shave the area 24 hours before treatment.
Say No to Bleach
The laser needs hair roots that contain pigment, so put the bleach away and give your pigmented roots at least a month before your appointment to grow back.
Skip the Tan
Avoid exposure to sunlight before and after treatment since the sun can make your skin more sensitive. After treatment, your skin will be especially sun-sensitive.
How Often Will I Need Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
After the initial six to eight sessions, most people will see several months of no hair growth, and some people may not see hair reappear for up to a year. Some hair follicles will start producing hair again, but the hair will be thin, sparse, and easy to remove. You will need a maintenance treatment whenever your returning hair growth reaches a point where you’re ready to get rid of it again.
Is There Any Downtime With Laser Hair Removal?
You may notice soreness and redness lasting up to a week in the treated area. Wear sunscreen and protect treated skin from the sun to prevent damage. You can resume your regular activities after treatment.