When you prepare for your first laser hair removal treatment you may still have questions that you’re unsure about. And these are important to address and clarify as some innocent daily habits could’ve a direct impact on the outcome of your laser hair removal treatment. One of these questions is can you pluck before and after laser hair removal?
Can you pluck after laser hair removal?
The simple answer is no! I know the temptation is instant especially when you’ve used to pluck your hair for years. However for your laser treatment to be effective your follicles have to be intact underneath your skin. Laser hair removal works by targeting a concentrated beam of light to the follicles, which are then destroyed.
When you pluck your hair, essentially you also rip out your hair follicles. If you then attend your laser hair removal treatment, the light evaporates into the skin, without destroying anything. Which means your treatment won’t be effective.
How to prepare your skin for laser hair removal?
In order to keep your follicles in tact the recommended method to remove your hair from the surface is shaving preferable the night before. If however you are treating smaller areas on the face and you don’t feel comfortable with the idea of shaving, you can also trim or cut the hair as close to the surface as possible. Remember if there is hair left on the surface, the laser light will waste away on the surface rather than going straight the follicles. Not to mention this can leave you with cat cratch marks and even could result in burning your skin.
To learn more about laser hair removal and how to prepare your skin safely for the procedures, why not contact my Expert team who will be eager to assist you with any questions you may have.
How to book an appointment?
As the first step of your hair removal journey at Skin Perfection London, we request that you attend a no obligations consultation and skin test. Firstly, this gives you the opportunity to learn more about the process. How does laser hair removal work? Why is it effective? How many treatments you need? What’s the best laser for your skin type? How to prepare your skin for the treatment? And about the contraindications to the treatment. Finally to confirm suitability we’ll carry out a quick patch test.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at SP. Our highly trained and skilled aesthetic practitioners have many years of experience, so you can be confident you’re in the best hands. And, you can be sure, you’ll always have a stress-free relaxing experience.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.