Is it safe to do laser hair removal with a herpes? If you suffer from herpes or cold sores you should avoid laser treatments on the area. The main reason for this is that herpes can be stimulated by the light. As laser uses a light, this may trigger your virus to become more active. Not to mention if you laser over a cold sore, it may likely to trigger a breakout and spread it across your skin. It is safest to avoid the area until your skin is completely healed.
Laser hair removal with herpes
If you prone to suffer from herpes, you should always discuss this with your practitioner during your consultation. This gives your consultant the opportunity to advise you to take prescription antiviral medication for at least 7 days, both before and after your treatment.
If you have herpes on the area or near the area of your treatment you should never undergo the procedure as the heat can spread the infection and make it worse.
To find out if laser hair removal is suitable for you, why not book a consultation with my Expert team, who will take care of you every step of the way.
How to book your consultation and what happens during your first visit?
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 what to be aware of before undergoing laser hair removal. 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.