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Pre & Post Care for laser hair removal

It is essential that the pre-treatment preparation and aftercare advice is strictly adhered to. Failure to do so will result in being turned away from your appointment, and the clinic cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects if this advice isn’t followed 


  • You MUST shave on the day of your appointment - it will not be possible to undertake treatment unless you have achieved a clean shave, with the hair below the surface of the skin

  • Wear loose clothing to your appointment, tight fitting clothing may cause irritation and redness after treatment

  • No deodorant, lotions or products on the skin on the day of your appointment

  • Do not wear any make-up or skincare products if you’re having laser treatment on the face

  • Do not use any oil-based products 24 hours before your treatment

  • Stop using Roaccutane 6 months prior to laser treatment

  • Avoid sun exposure/sun beds 10 days prior to laser treatment

  • Avoid any self-tan 10 days before treatment

  • Avoid photosensitive medication for 1 week prior to treatment

  • Inform your practitioner of any medical changes or if there’s any chance you could be pregnant


  • No deodorant, make up or any products on the skin in the treatment area for the rest of the day after treatment - only SPF 50 and aloe vera gel

  • No exercise for 24 hours after treatment

  • No sauna/steam room/hot baths etc for 48 hours after treatment

  • Apply aloe vera gel for at least 48 hours after treatment

  • Avoid self-tan for 48 hours after treatment

  • Avoid sun exposure/sun beds for 10 days after treatment

  • 10 days after treatment, you should begin to exfoliate with gloves a minimum of 2-3 times per week until your next session (this helps the hairs to shed)

  • Do not use any other method of hair removal except shaving - no plucking, waxing, threading or epilating as the hairs need to be present in the follicle

  • Continue shaving between sessions

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