3 Tips to Follow Before Getting Laser Hair Removal Done

Posted: May 25, 2023

laser hair removalLaser hair removal is a fairly simple process overall. You lay back and relax and we use our laser hair remover to make sure those pesky hairs don’t come back in the areas you desire. However, it is still a cosmetic procedure, despite being a non-invasive one. Meaning there are some tips you should follow before ever getting your laser hair removal done to ensure you maximize the effectiveness of the procedure. Continue reading to find out more.

Don’t Try and Help!

We appreciate all of our lovely patients who try to help us out with our procedures, but laser hair removal simply isn’t one of them! Just kidding, but in all seriousness do not try to remove as much hair as possible in your desired areas before getting laser hair removal done. Waxing or plucking these areas harms the overall laser removal process as the laser cannot hone in on the hair follicles easily when the hair has been so far removed from it. You can shave a few days before the procedure but other than that, please do not use any more involved methods of removing your hair to “help” this procedure along.

Stay Out of the Sun

Yes! This is true even before the procedure is done. While your skin will be sensitive after the procedure and protection from the sun's rays will be a must, it is important to protect your skin for up to 6 weeks before your procedure. This is because if your skin gets damaged by the sun, even slightly, it can make it harder for the laser to target the hair follicles to get rid of them. Think of it as if you’re trying to put lotion on sunburned skin that is already peeling. Putting it on the peeled parts isn’t useful, it needs to touch the new skin itself.

Be Sure to Set Aside Time to Recover

While this is a non-invasive procedure and very little direct recovery time is needed, you still need to put aside factors that may put your skin at unnecessary risk. You’ll be able to go about your usual day-to-day routine after the procedure. But as we mentioned earlier, for about six weeks you will need to be on top of sun safety routines for your recovery skin. 

If you’d like to learn more or get your procedure scheduled, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Beauty By Brueck in Fort Myers, FL, at (239) 939 5233.