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How to Prepare for Your First Laser Hair Removal Session

July 08 2024

How to Prepare for Your First Laser Hair Removal Session

Preparing for your first laser hair removal session is essential to ensure the best results and a comfortable experience. Here are some tips to help you get ready for your appointment at Pure Laser Med Spa.

1. Avoid Sun Exposure: For at least two weeks before your session, avoid sunbathing or using tanning beds. Tanned skin increases the risk of side effects and can make the treatment less effective. If you must be outside, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

2. Shave the Area: Shave the treatment area 24-48 hours before your appointment. This ensures the laser targets the hair follicles beneath the skin without burning any hair above the skin’s surface. Avoid waxing, plucking, or using depilatory creams for at least four weeks prior, as these methods remove the hair root, which the laser needs to target.

3. Avoid Certain Products: Refrain from using skincare products that contain retinoids, glycolic acid, or salicylic acid on the treatment area for a few days before your session. These products can increase skin sensitivity and may cause irritation during treatment.

4. Discuss Medications: Inform your technician about any medications or supplements you are taking. Some medications can make your skin more sensitive to the laser. Your technician may advise you to pause certain medications before treatment.

5. Wear Comfortable Clothing: On the day of your session, wear loose, comfortable clothing that can easily be adjusted to expose the treatment area. This will help you feel more at ease and allow the technician easy access to the area.

The professional and highly skilled team from Pure Laser Med Spa is here to help with all your laser hair removal needs. We are committed to providing safe, effective, and comfortable treatments tailored to your unique needs.

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