Planning and Preparing for Your Laser Hair Removal

Shaving or waxing is a part of every woman’s self-care routine. Unfortunately, removing hair over and over again is anything but fun. Good thing there’s laser hair removal, a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that permanently removes or reduces unwanted body and facial hair.

The results are stunning, the downtime non-existent. Question is, how do you plan and prepare for laser hair removal? Before you do that, you’ll first need to decide if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. You will experience the best results if you are light skinned and have dark hair. Although not as effective on people with white or gray hair, newer laser treatment technologies have made it possible to remove lighter-colored hairs or excess hair in dark-skinned individuals.

 Preparing for Your Laser Hair Removal

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

Generally, these will be the things you need to do to prepare for laser hair removal:

  • Avoid sun exposure weeks before the procedure. Wear sunscreen if you really need to head outdoors. The lighter your skin tone during the treatment, the more likely you are to get optimal results.
  • Avoid plucking, waxing, or any procedure that interferes with the normal cycle of your hair follicles before the procedure.
  • Do not take aspirin, medications, and supplements that are known to increase your chances of bleeding post-surgery. Inform your primary care physician about your plans for laser hair removal and ask for alternative drugs that do not increase your risk of bleeding.
  • Quit smoking for at least 4 to 6 weeks before your treatment. Smoking delays the healing process.
  • If you have darker skin tones, try using bleaching or whitening products to lighten up your skin tone.

Planning for Your Laser Hair Removal with Dr. Chacon
If you’ve been contemplating having laser hair removal, we invite you to get in touch with us for a personal consultation. Get in touch with us by calling 858-633-7546 or fill out this contact form today!

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