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.”