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What happens if you don’t shave before laser hair removal?
If you were unable to shave your hair or couldn’t remove enough, your laser hair removal technician can remove the rest of it before your treatment. Make sure you don’t shave immediately before your laser
Top Tips for Shaving Before Your Laser Treatment
Immediately after shaving, your skin may become a little dry temporarily, and it could take some time for the oil glands to replenish the oil content in your skin. If your skin is dry when receiving treatment, it may become super itchy and irritated following your laser hair removal session. This reaction is quite uncomfortable and can take a few days to heal. When you shave, be sure to use a good quality shaving foam to help lock moisture in your skin.
When you are shaving, avoid using too much pressure on the razor as this will make your skin very sore and sensitive. If you find yourself having to repeatedly shave over the same areas, it could be time to buy a new razor. Always shave with a clean razor blade to avoid a build-up of bacteria that can result in acne.
When you are shaving, be sure to give yourself adequate time in order to do it properly. If you speed through your shaving efforts, you may cause nicks and cuts on your skin that will have to be avoided with the laser during your treatment.
As we mentioned a little earlier, if you don’t shave before your appointment, the laser will singe the hair resulting in a burn to your skin. In addition, if the hair hasn’t been shaved properly, treatment will not be as effective, and it may result in small temporary grazes on the top layer of your skin. These tend to take a few days or so to completely heal, and it’s nothing to really be concerned about, but it’s best to just avoid this from happening as they can be a little irritating.
To prepare for your laser hair removal appointment, follow our tips below.
Don’t apply any oils, moisturizers, or creams to your skin after showering on the day of your session.
Gently exfoliate 3 – 4 days before your appointment to help remove any dead skin cells from hanging out around the opening of your hair follicles.
Closely shave the treatment area (well, to-be-treated area) 24 hours before your appointment – not immediately before your session. No plucking or there won’t be anything for them to laser away–resist the urge to tweeze!
Stay away from tanning beds and heavy sun exposure 7-10 days before you get lasered.
Avoid drinking alcohol 24 hours before your laser hair removal appointment.
If it’s your first session, relax–you’re in the hands of a professional, and getting rid that unwanted hair in your underarms and bikini area is virtually just a zap away!
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