Laser Hair Removal Care Instructions

Before Your Treatment

  • Hydrate well by drinking plenty of fluids beginning 3 days before treatment.
  • If you get fever blisters, start your preventive medication the day before treatment.
  • Discontinue Tretinoin, Retin-A, and similar products 4 days before treatment.
  • No tanning, tanning beds, or tanning creams for 2 weeks before treatment.
  • No aspirin, Advil, Aleve, or similar medications for 7 days before treatment (Tylenol is OK).
  • If you are on a prescribed anticoagulant, discuss with your doctor in advance.
  • Bring a list of all your medications with you.
  • Arrive with clean skin. No lotion, make-up, perfume, powder, oils or other products on the area to be treated.
  • Please Shave the area to be treated prior to arrival.

After Your Treatment

  • Expect redness, swelling, and a sunburn sensation.
  • Wash your skin with a gentle cleanser twice a day and pat dry (do not scrubb).
  • You may apply cool compresses as needed for comfort (Not Ice).
  • You may take Tylenol as usual for discomfort.
  • Do not pick or scratch the treated area.
  • Keep yourself well hydrated.
  • Avoid all sun exposure!
  • If you go outdoors, wear sunblock with 30 to 50 SPF at all times.
  • No heavy exercise for 24 hours.
  • Do not apply make-up for 12 hours.

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