Laser hair removal carries a lot of promise: having smooth skin without hair removal all year round. The dream! But, like any technology, precautions for use and contraindications must be respected to avoid side effects.
To have safe and effective laser hair removal, you must follow certain precautions before and after the session; simply before or simply after
Precautions to follow before and after laser hair removal
There are several precautions to follow before and after the session.
- You should limit exposure to the sun for two weeks before and after the treatment. A practitioner may refuse to treat you if you have a sunburn.
- Avoid photosensitizing products on the treated area.
- Do not perform botox injections within two weeks before and after the session.
Precautions to follow before laser hair removal
There are several precautions to follow before laser hair removal:
- You must stop hair removal two weeks or one month before each session. The hair must be in a sufficiently advanced stage for the laser to be effective.
- The hair is shaved before exposure. Otherwise, the laser would also heat it, which would not only make it less effective (less energy at the level of the follicle), but also more dangerous, risking burning the outside of the skin.
- Obviously, you must not bleach the hair, otherwise the laser will not work.
- Tell your practitioner about any medications you are taking to make sure they are not contraindicated.
- Remove makeup and other lotions from the treated areas.
Precautions to follow after laser hair removal
After the laser hair removal session, there are several precautions to follow:
- Avoid high heat, such as saunas or sports
- Avoid exposure to the sun. Do not get a tan within two weeks.