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How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is an excellent treatment to begin this time of year.  For body treatments, the timing could not be better to prepare you for the summer beach season.  Laser hair removal results in permanent hair reduction.  The process takes an average of 6-8 treatments, which are performed at approximately one month intervals.  Laser hair removal can be performed on most areas of the face and body.  Popular areas for laser hair removal treatment are the upper lip, chin, underarms, chest, back, bikini, and legs.  Both men and women undergo laser hair removal treatments; laser hair removal is increasing in popularity due to the ease of not having to worry about shaving daily, and the effectiveness of today's laser hair removal lasers. Here is what you need to know to prepare for laser hair removal:
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure on the area to be treated, particularly immediately prior to your laser hair removal appointment
  • For most areas, shave the area to be treated prior to visiting the office.  Avoid waxing or plucking when possible, but it is okay to have a very close shave on the day of your treatment
  • Do not bleach the hair to be treatment - laser hair removal works by sending its energy into the pigment of the hair.  If no pigment remains in the hair, the laser's energy will not absorb into the hair follicle
  • Plan your visits at approximately one month intervals; some parts of the body require a longer period between visits, based on the length of time it takes the hairs in that area to cycle, and we will review the most ideal interval for your prior to beginning treatment.
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