LASER HAIR REMOVAL
GUIDELINES FOR LASER HAIR TREATMENT
1. Avoid tanning (including tanning beds, tanning creams) for an average of 4 weeks before and 2 weeks after the laser hair treatment. If you must go in the sun, use a sunblock with SPF 30 or higher. Spray tan can be applied 2 days after treatment.
2. If using Retin-A cream, you must stop using it for 3 weeks before treatment.
3. Please shave the area to be treated prior to coming in for your laser treatment.
4. It is recommended that you stop bleaching hair 2-3 days before your procedure.
5. It is best that you refrain from twee-zing or waxing immediately (shaving or trimming is best)
6. If you work out, do so before treatment, but definitely not immediately after laser hair treatment
It is important that the area being treated not be exposed to the sun. A broad- spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen of 30 SPF or higher should be applied whenever area to be treated is exposed to the sun. This practice should continue between treatments and following your last treatment for at least 6 weeks. Hyper- pigmentation, or hypo-pigmentation can result if treated area is exposed to the sun without sunscreen.
DO NOT use Retin-A or Retinol one week prior to laser treatment.
DO NOT take Accutane for six months prior to laser treatment.
DO NOT pluck, tweeze, thread, wax or use depilatory agents for three weeks prior to treatment.
The area should be shaved 24-48 hours prior to treatment. DO NOT wear make-up, deodorant, perfumes or powder on the areas to be treated
If you have a history of oral herpes (fever blisters) and are having your mouth area treated, you will need to have your physician prescribe suppressive therapy and take as directed.
Blair Med Spa will not perform your laser treatment if you have a suntan, sunburn, or have used self-tanning cream because of the likelihood of hyper-pigmentation or hypo-pigmentation. To achieve the desired results; the specified number of treatments must be adhered to. Skipping treatments, even when it appears you have achieved the results, will result in a less that adequate outcome.
To reduce your risk of complications, it is important to follow these post treatment instructions. If you have any questions or concerns, please give Blair Med Spa a call at 832-559-3114 or visit blairmedspa.com
1. Immediately after treatment, there should be redness and bumps at the treatment site. This may last for up to 2 hours or longer. It is normal for the treated area to feel like sunburn for a few hours. You may use a cold compress if needed.
2. Avoid hot showers/baths or hot tubs 24-48 hours after treatment.
3. Makeup may be applied after the laser hair treatment, but make sure you have moisturizer on under your makeup. In fact, moisturizer will help the dead hair exfoliate from the follicle, so use moisturizer frequently and freely on the treated area.
3. Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of dark or light spots. Use sunblock with an SPF 30 or higher at all times throughout the course of treatment.
4. Do not use any other hair removal methods or products on the treated area during the course of you laser treatments (twee-zing, waxing and depilatories), as these will prevent you from achieving your best results. You may shave during the course of the laser treatments.
5. Anywhere from 1-2 weeks after treatment, shedding of the hair may occur. This may appear as new hair growth. This is not new hair growth, but dead hair pushing its way out of the follicle. You can help the hairs exfoliate by taking hot showers and rubbing with a wash cloth or loofah.
6. Avoid other treatments (microdermabrasion peels, etc.) before and after laser hair treatment. Consult with technician for specific questions.