Pre & Post Care

Laser Pre Treatment Instruction

  • Sun exposure affects the laser hair reduction process, therefore we need to know how much sun exposure you have experienced throughout your treatment period. We recommend using a sun block of SPF 30 or greater at all times on exposed areas. Adhering to your treatment schedule is important for the best results.
  • Client contraindications include pregnancy, suntan, history of keloid scarring, skin lesions, seizure disorders triggered by sun or light. Client cannot have laser hair removal if they have a pacemaker and have a tattoo or permanent makeup in treated area. Most risks can be eliminated if the patient avoids sun exposure during entire course of treatment. Potential risks may include, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, scabs, blisters and scarring.
  • Do not wax, tweeze or have electrolysis 3 weeks prior to laser treatment.
  • Avoid the use of Retin-A, Alpha-Hydroxy and/or Glycolic Acid products for 48 hours before and after treatment. Do not take Accutane during the 6 months proceeding treatment. Avoid use of Aspirin products: Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Naprosyn, St. John Wart or blood thinners for 1 week prior to treatment.
  • On the day of treatment, do not wear makeup, lotions, deodorant, perfumes, powder or moisturizer on the areas to be treated.
  • You may be asked to shave the areas to be treated before your appointment.
  • If you have history of recurrent oral or genital herpes, we may suggest taking oral antiviral prophylaxis for one day prior and four days following treatment.

Laser Post Treatment Instruction

  • Immediately after the treatments, there should be redness and bumps at the treatment area, which may last up to 2 hours or longer. It is normal for the treated area to feel like it is sunburned for a few hours. Cool compresses may be used. Some physicians recommend aloe gel or an antibiotic ointment after treatment.
  • Makeup may be used after the treatment. New makeup is recommended to reduce the possibility of infection.
  • Do not exercise after treatment. Sweating can cause inflammation or infection 48 hours after laser treatment. Resume to your workout routine 24 hours after treatment. 
  • Use sun block SPF 30 or greater on treated areas and avoid direct sun exposure for 7 days after laser treatments. Avoid the sun and tanning beds during ALL of laser hair removal sessions.
  • You may shower after laser treatments, but avoid any saunas and hot tubs. Wash treated area gently and use mild soap. Avoid exfoliating 24 hours after laser treatment. Skin should be patted dry not rubbed. You may use deodorant 24 hours after underarm treatments.
  • Anywhere from 5-30 days after the treatment, shedding of the hair may occur and may appear as new hair growth. This is not new hair but it is stubble or dead hair pushing its way out of the follicle. You may help this shedding process by washing and gently exfoliating with a gentle exfoliating cloth 24 hours after treatment.
  • Hair re-growth occurs at different rates on different areas of the body. New hair will not occur for at least 3 weeks after treatment. Adhering to treatment schedule is important for best results.
  • Although rare, a histamine reaction may occur. Signs of reaction may include redness, itchiness and tenderness to skin. Please take antihistamine medication and contact our office as soon as possible.
  • Please call our office with any questions or concerns you may have after treatment. We appreciate your business and want to work with you to achieve the most effective hair removal results.

PLEASE NOTE: Laser safety does not allow children in treatment areas.

Electrolysis Pre Treatment Instruction

  • Avoid exposure to the sun. We recommend using a sun block of SPF 30 or greater at all times on exposed areas. Adhering to your treatment schedule is important for the best results.
  • Client contraindications include pregnancy, skin lesions, infections and contagious skin disorders. Client cannot have electrolysis performed if they have a pacemaker. Potential risks may include, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, scabs and ingrown hairs.
  • Do not wax or tweeze 3 weeks prior to treatment. You may cut, clip or shave the areas until the day before your electrolysis appointment. Having 3 days of hair growth will help your electrolysis locate the hair’s root.
  • Avoid the use of Retin-A, Alpha-Hydroxy and/or Glycolic Acid products for 48 hours before and after treatment. Do not take Accutane during the 6 months proceeding treatment. Avoid use of Aspirin products: Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Naprosyn, St. John Wart or blood thinners for 1 week prior to treatment.
  • On the day of treatment, do not wear makeup, lotions, deodorant, perfumes, powder or moisturizer on the areas to be treated.
  • If you have history of recurrent oral or genital herpes, we may suggest taking oral antiviral prophylaxis for one day prior and four days following treatment.

Electrolysis Post Treatment Instruction

  • Depending on individual skin type, you may display redness and a small amount of swelling after the treatment. This is normal. If any other manifestation occur, it is temporary and will disappear shortly with proper care. Please do not aggravate the treated area in any way.
  • If swelling occurs, apply ice wrapped in plastic to the treated area.
  • Keep treated area clean and please wash hands before touching treated area. Do not apply makeup to the treated area for 24 hours.
  • Blot lightly with antiseptic such as Sea Breeze, Bactine or Witch Hazel.
  • Apply Aloe Vera gel or medicated greaseless cream for irritation.
  • If pustules appear, periodically apply hydrogen peroxide to the treated area. Also, use an antibacterial cream or ointment, such as Polysporin, Mycitracin or Neosporin.
  • Wait 3-5 days before using hot tubs, saunas or pools.
  • Please call our office with any questions or concerns you may have after treatment. We appreciate your business and want to work with you to achieve the most effective hair removal results.