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How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

Isn’t it a dream come true if you don’t have to spend a lot of time shaving unwanted hair? Laser hair removal is the answer to this problem. Here are some things to do to prepare for the procedure:

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Avoid plucking, waxing and electrolysis
These hair removal methods can disturb the hair follicle and interfere with laser hair removal.

Shaving is OK, however, since it preserves the hair shaft and follicle. In fact, shaving is recommended so that the laser doesn’t target hair above the skin, potentially causing burns. Source: MayoClinic

Avoid tanning and using sunless tanners for at least a month beforehand
The skin should be as light as possible at the time of treatment. For this reason, many people choose to undergo laser treatment during winter.

Apply sunscreen with at least an SPF 15 if you do need to spend time outdoors, and the area you wish to have hair removed by laser will be exposed to UVA/UVB rays. Source: WikiHow

Beware of taking certain medications
Just as with waxing, this skincare treatment is incompatible with certain meds. “Any medications that are photosensitive need to be stopped at least one week prior to treatment,” Sharoff warns, noting that most antibiotics can be photosensitive, so if you have an infection, it could be a good idea to push your treatment back a few weeks.

“Patients should not be using skincare with strong actives such as retinoids and alfa hydroxyl acids,” says Dr. Aral. These ingredients can increase skin cell turnover, making skin more vulnerable to the sun and irritation during the treatment period. If you’re not sure whether your medication could negatively affect your laser hair removal treatment, consult with your doctor beforehand. Source: GoodHousekeeping

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