Do you shave before laser hair removal? Yes, you must. Now that may sound weird at first. But once you understand the theory behind the treatment, it will all make sense. As part of the prep for your treatment you must shave the area that you wish to laser. Laser hair removal is nothing like your usual hair removal treatments. And may require certain steps the prepare the skin in order to ensure you have an effective and safe treatment.
Why do you shave before laser hair removal?
When the pigment in the your hair attracts the laser, the heat has to travel through the hair into the follicles. However if you leave hair on the surface of the skin, the laser energy will waste away without properly penetrating the skin. As a result the hair will burn on your skin, which could leave you with pigmentation and scarring. And on top the heat will not reach its target which is the hair follicle, so your treatment will be a waste of energy. Quite literally.
So in order to be able treat the hair successfully you should shave at least the night before your appointment. Make sure you avoid dry shaving, that could leave your skin irritated or with shaving rashes, as it may compromise your laser treatment. And also you should avoid waxing, plucking and epilating at all cost. Simply because as these will remove the follicles and so the laser will have nothing to destroy.
To learn more about laser hair removal, why not book a consultation with my Expert team, who will introduce you to the life changing experience of laser treatments.
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.