Got any other questions about laser hair removal treatments? Perhaps you want to book a free patch test? Our friendly team of experts will be more than happy to help. Get in touch today for more information or to book a consultation. If you’ve made the decision to invest in laser hair removal, you’ll be pleased to know there are a number of ways you can elevate your results – and prolong them. Typically, laser hair removal can last for years but maintenance sessions will be needed throughout this period.
At Surrey Laser Clinic, we want you to benefit from the full potential of laser hair removal. So below, we’ve pulled together some tips that will help you to get maximum results and ensure that they last longer.
Before laser hair removal
Tip 1: We recommend shaving 12 hours before each treatment. This will ensure your skin is in the optimum condition. It’s important not to wax, pluck or epilate 4 weeks before your treatment though. Shaving is allowed because it does not remove the hair follicle under the skin.
Tip 2: Your skin needs to be free from any lotions, SPF, deodorants and cosmetics. This includes fake tanning products. It’s also important not to use a sunbed before laser hair removal.
Tip 3: Be sure to wear loose clothing that allows you to easily expose the desired treatment area.
Tip 4: On the day of your treatment and 24 hours before, it’s important to keep hydrated. This helps your body temperature to stay regulated and your skin to be ready for the treatment.
After laser hair removal
Tip 1: You should avoid waxing, tweezing or plucking the area that was treated as this can disrupt the treatment process as well as stimulate the hair follicle.
Tip 2: Post treatment, you should avoid direct sun exposure for 2-4 weeks. This includes sunbeds.
Tip 3: For at least 48 hours, avoid very hot baths, hot showers or steam rooms. You should also avoid swimming for the first 2 days.
Tip 4: Keep your skin hydrated with your favourite moisturiser. However, we recommend not putting any perfumed creams on your skin for the first 2 days. Aloe gels or calming creams can be used though.
Tip 5: You may experience some slight redness. Try not to touch the treated area. This could cause irritation, and the skin could break, leading to scarring.
Tip 6: Wear loose clothing to avoid any friction in the treatment area.
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