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Laser Hair Removal Pre and Post Care Instructions

Laser Hair Removal Pre-Care Instructions

  • Avoid direct sun exposure for four to six weeks prior to treatment.
  • Do not apply self-tanners or spray tans for four weeks prior to treatment.
  • Do not wax, tweeze, or use depilatory creams on the treatment area for four weeks prior to treatment.
  • If the skin is irritated from the use of exfoliants like Tretinoin, discontinue use one week prior to treatment.
  • If you have a history of fever blisters, notify Dr. Hooper or Dr. Jackson.  We may write you a prescription for prophylactic antiviral therapy to start on the day of treatment to prevent a flare-up.
  • You must notify the technician if you have had any cosmetic tattooing on or near the area to be treated.
  • Photosensitizing medications including doxycycline and tetracycline should be discontinued three days prior to treatment.

Laser Hair Removal Post-Care Instructions

  • Generally, a “sunburned” feeling on treatment area is experienced for up to 24 hours.
  • Hair may seem like it is growing but it is actually just shedding from the skin.
  • In extreme cases, blistering, burns, or bleeding may occur. Please call your physician if this occurs.
  • Maintain STRICT adherence to sun protection/sunscreen. Direct sunlight should be avoided for four weeks post-treatment to avoid pigmentation changes.
  • Resume a regular skin regimen once the treatment area is back to “normal.”
We are grateful to be back in the office serving our patients. We continue offering the highest standards of cleanliness, safety and sanitation including: Prescreening phone calls prior to appointments, temperature checks and screening upon arrival, and seeing patients on a limited basis only to minimize occupancy.

The safety of our patients and staff continues to be a top priority. Please call us at 504-895-3376 to schedule an appointment today.