This Does Not Replace A Consultation Regarding Laser Hair Removal!

If you have ever thought about receiving laser hair removal treatments, now is the time. Here are specific tips to prepare for laser hair removal.

1. It is necessary for you to have one or two days hair growth so that the areas that require treatment are easily recognizable. If not, it may be difficult to pinpoint all areas needing treatment. Your technician will need to shave the hair to skin level with a razor as necessary.

 

2. For hair removal on the face, please do not use (or make sure you wash off all) makeup prior to treatment.

 

 

3. If you are currently on the medication Accutane , Gold Therapy, any drug that causes a reaction to sunlight or have been in the past 6 months, please let us know. This medication can make your skin susceptible to damage from the laser.

 

4. Generally, it is best to wait 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. There is no advantage to scheduling your visits closer together even if you do not see immediate results. The laser only targets hair in the growth phase. The next growth phase will be in 4 to 6 weeks.

 

 

 

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Ingrown Hair (pseudofolloculitis barbae)

One of the more common problems we see particularly in individuals with coarse, curly hair is pseudofolliculitis barbae  (ingrown hair).  These bumps caused by shaving are most common in the bikini line of women and neck area of men. Shaving produces a sharply pointed hair that re-enters the skin. This causes an inflammatory response around the ingrown hair tip. Scarring can result from the inflammatory response. Shaving not only causes but also aggravates the condition. This persistent inflammation on the skin can be dramatically improved with laser hair removal treatments.

 

 

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