Whether you want permanent hair removal for convenience, aesthetics, or hygiene, the benefits are clear. At LaserLux Aesthetics, we want to provide the best possible experience and results for our clients. To help you get the most out of your laser hair removal sessions, we've compiled some essential preparation tips. By following these guidelines, you can ensure you’re ready for treatment, and you'll be on your way to achieving that sought-after smooth skin.


Shield Your Skin with Sunscreen

Sun exposure might make your skin more sensitive and prone to issues during and after the treatment.  Sunscreen also helps prevent hyperpigmentation and other skin irritations that could complicate your laser treatment. Therefore, it's essential to apply sunscreen regularly in the weeks leading up to your session. Consider carrying a travel-size bottle of sunscreen with you for easy reapplication throughout the day. Choose a quality broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30, and reapply it every two hours if you're spending extended periods outdoors.

Pause the Waxing and Plucking

Laser hair removal works by targeting pigment inside hair follicles. For treatments to be effective, the hair follicle must be intact. This means that any method of hair removal that removes the hair from the root, such as plucking, tweezing, or waxing, should be avoided for at least four to six weeks before your appointment. Instead, stick to shaving, which leaves the hair follicle intact while removing hair from the surface. By doing so, you'll ensure that the laser can effectively target the hair follicles, leading to more successful and permanent hair removal.

Shaving Before Your Session

While plucking and waxing are off-limits, shaving is not only allowed but recommended before your laser hair removal session. Shave the treatment area one to two days before your appointment. This timing is important because it allows the laser to penetrate the hair follicle effectively without targeting the hair above the skin's surface. Shaving also helps to reduce the risk of burns and other skin reactions. Avoid shaving creams with harsh chemicals that could irritate your skin before the session. Use a clean, sharp razor and moisturize your skin afterward to keep it well-hydrated and healthy.

Hydrate and Maintain a Healthy Diet

Proper hydration keep your skin supple and more resilient, which in turn, reduces the risk of adverse reactions. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day in the weeks leading up to your treatment. A diet that is rich in vitamins and antioxidants can promote skin healing and overall health, which will improve the effectiveness of laser hair removal sessions. Incorporating foods like berries, nuts, and leafy greens can boost your skin's natural defenses.

Ready for Your Next Step?

Are you ready to experience the benefits of permanent hair removal? At LaserLux Aesthetics, our team of experienced professionals is here to guide you through every step of the process. We offer state-of-the-art technology, personalized treatment plans, and a comfortable, welcoming environment. Don't wait any longer to enjoy smooth, hair-free skin. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.

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