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Tips to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

Tips to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal | Calabasas | Encino | Med SpaLaser hair removal is a med spa procedure to get rid of unwanted hair in any part of the body. To achieve optimal results, the patient should follow certain do’s and don’ts before and after the procedure. Rejuvenate Medical Spa provides laser hair removal to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, CA, and surrounding locations.  

Before the Treatment

  • Avoid sun exposure at least two weeks before and after the laser hair removal procedure. Irritated skin is more prone to injury and hypo-pigmentation.
  • Stop using any topical medications two weeks before treatment.
  • Avoid threading, waxing, plucking, or bleaching the hair for a month prior to laser hair removal.
  • Keep the affected area shaved and free of any cosmetic products on the day of the laser treatment.
  • Inform the med spa treatment provider about any specific past or present health issues, habits or concerns as a part of medical history.
  • Provide details about any prescription or general medications and herbal supplements that you may be taking, including those purchased from a chemist.

After the Treatment. Keep the treated area clean and dry for best results.

  • You may use a topical soothing skin care cream or gel following the treatment. If the area continues to feel hot, you can apply a cold pack at home. However, do not let ice packs or ice come in direct contact with the skin.
  • You may take anti-histamine drugs as per the doctor’s advice in case your skin is particularly sensitive and susceptible to histamine reactions.
  • Avoid using makeup that contains too many chemicals because it may restrict the breathing of the skin.
  • Do not scratch or pick the treated area.
  • Between the laser treatment sessions, do not use waxing, threading, plucking or lotions because it will disturb the hair follicle. Shaving is acceptable.
  • Avoid sun exposure to minimize the risk of hyperpigmentation. Apply a sunscreen of minimum SPF 30 throughout the course of treatment.
  • In the weeks following the treatment, the treated hair will shed. This is in the normal course, and you can simply clean and remove the hair by wiping the area with a wet cloth.
  • Following the underarm hair removal, apply medicated powder instead of a deodorant for at least 24 hours to reduce skin irritation.
  • Avoid very hot bath or shower and steam or sauna for about one week. Normal bathing is acceptable.
  • Avoid swimming in strongly chlorinated water for about one week.
  • Skin exfoliation, chemical peels and procedures such as microdermabrasion should be avoided for at least a week or performed under the advice of a therapist.
Rejuvenate Medical Spa, led by Dr. Bijan Farah, receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, CA, and nearby areas. See all Medical Spa Non-Surgical Procedures Dr. Bijan Farah performs on patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Tazana, Woodland Hills, CA, and surrounding communities. Schedule a consultation now.