- Avoid the sun or tanning beds 4 weeks before your laser treatment. The use of self –tanning skin care products must be discontinued 2 weeks prior to any laser treatment and completely free of any residue. Tanning includes tanning bed, sun bathing, spray tanning, lotion tanning and unintentionally being under the sun were the skin may change from its natural color.
- Stop the use of medications or topical medications that may cause photo-sensitivity 2 weeks prior to any laser treatment. These medications include but are not limited to: Iron, Multivitamin, Blood thinning medications, Antibiotics, or Re tin-A. Accutane must be stopped at a minimum of 6 months prior any laser treatments.
- You must avoid bleaching, waxing, plucking, or threading the hair on the area to be treated 4-6 weeks prior to any laser treatment. The melanin containing hair must be present in the follicle as it is the target for the laser light.
- Shave at least 24 hours prior to treatment. Please arrive for the appointment with the area to be treated cleanly shaved and ready for treatment. We do not allow shaving on premises.
- Treatment area must be free of make-up, lotions, deodorant or ointments.
- If you wish to purchase numbing cream, please arrive 30-45 min before your appointment to achieve the maximum effectiveness.
- You may not laser if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding.
- Some medical conditions may not allow you to do any laser treatment. If you have any type of medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, thyroid, or heart problems please let us know.
- Sunblock is imperative! It must be applied several times daily, especially if spending time outdoors. Sun block 30 SPF or above is preferred. BE AWARE THAT NOT USING SUNBLOCK REGULARLY MAY CAUSE HYPERIGMENTATION WHICH CAN LAST SEVERAL MONTHS TO YEARS.
- 2 weeks after your laser hair removal treatment hair may grow out however, it will shed. Do not tweeze, pluck, thread or wax the hair. Shaving is permitted, if needed, in between intervals.
- Redness may last a few hours up to several days. Make-up or deodorant may be applied after the redness/irritation is gone. Do not shower with hot or really cold water after your treatment. Nor rub, scrub or scratch the treated areas.
- Allergic reactions such as swelling, itching, and/or hives is common. Oral or topical antihistamines such as Benadryl or Hydro-cortisone can be used.