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Preparing for Laser Hair Removal

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Preparing for Your Procedure

Laser Hair Removal is one of the most effective ways for males and females to permanently reduce and remove unwanted body hair.

The most commonly treated areas include the arms, legs, face, chest, back, and bikini area.

The most common mistake that people make is attending their appointment with a large amount of hair on the area to be treated. This type of hair removal is not designed to remove pre-existing body hair–it ensures that hair will not grow back by slightly damaging the hair follicles, impeding their ability to grow hair.

  • It is best to shave the area two to three days before the treatment to ensure that unwanted hair does not have time to grow back and that your skin is not experiencing increased sensitivity from the razor.

  • If you are especially sensitive to pain, it may be a good idea to apply a topical numbing cream just before your appointment.

  • You should also avoid plucking, tweezing or waxing for two to three weeks before your appointment, as having irritated or sensitive skin will make the treatment more painful than it has to be.

Preparing well before your treatment can also help you avoid unwanted side effects; if you want your treatment to go smoothly, think ahead! Reduce exposure to the sun for up to a month before your treatment, and steer clear of synthetic tanners. Having a natural tan or tanning products on your skin can cause damage and skin lightening during the laser hair removal process.

On the Day of Your Appointment

Thoroughly clean the area being treated, and do not apply any lotions. You may also want to wear loose-fitting clothing since your skin may feel a little sensitive following the treatment, and having clothing constantly rubbing against it will be uncomfortable and potentially painful.


If you follow these tips, your treatment will go much smoother. Don’t be afraid to ask questions when making your appointment. Once you’ve adequately prepared, you’re ready to say goodbye to your old razors and waxing kits, and to enjoy your silky, smooth skin!


If you decide to learn more about our laser hair removal treatment or to speak with our specialists for answers to all your questions please feel free to contact us.

Contact us to book your appointment today!

  • Is there anything I should avoid before my treatment?
    Do not use any tanning products (including tanning beds). If you already have a darker skin tone, use a whitening ointment for two to four weeks beforehand.
  • How long will it take?
    Depending on the size of the area you want to be treated, you can expect the treatment to take anywhere from five to thirty minutes. For example, hair removal on the upper lip will take less time than hair removal on the back.
  • How should I prepare for my treatment?
    Shave the area you want to be treated two to three days before the procedure if you are especially sensitive to pain. It may be a good idea to apply a topical numbing cream just before your appointment.
  • Will I need to do this more than once?
    Because hair growth occurs in cycles, you’ll need a few sessions to ensure the best results. It’s recommended you get about five sessions over six to eight weeks.
  • Is there anything specific I need to do after my treatment?
    You should avoid direct sunlight for about one week to prevent skin discoloration. It’s also recommended that you apply sunscreen on the treated area. Showers are suggested instead of baths or saunas for the time immediately following your treatment. If any red “dots” or swelling lasts more than seven days, consult a medical professional.
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Nina is Truly a Skin Expert

Nina is warm, kind and extremely knowledgeable. Right away, she put me at ease with my skin concerns, and was confident in fixing my issues. Before the treatment she took the time to get to know me, and understand what I am looking for.

I had an incredible, relaxing and thorough service that left my skin feeling softer and had a fresh glow.

Her knowledge and services are invaluable. I am confident to put my faith in Nina with the hope to have glowing skin like hers

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