Have Laser Hair Removal Booked? How To Care For Your Skin Before Treatment

[fa icon="calendar"] May 15, 2017 6:01:14 PM / by Cosmetic Surgery of New York / Laser Hair Removal

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Having an abundance of hair over your body is something that is less than attractive— especially when it comes to bikini season. And having to worry about scheduling waxing appointments or shaving everyday in the shower can sometimes feel like more than you have time for. However, with laser hair removal, you can get rid of unwanted hair for good, and without the hassle of having to worry about forgetting to shave before you hit the pool. If you are considering getting laser hair removal from Cosmetic Surgery of NY soon or if you would like to schedule an appointment, it’s important to know what to do and what not to do beforehand. Read on to learn more.

 

No Waxing or Tweezing

The way that lasers work to effectively remove the hair from your skin is by being able to successfully target each and every one of your hair follicles in order to permanently remove the hair. However, if you have just recently tweezed your hairs or gotten a professional wax, it makes it harder, if not impossible, for the laser to successfully target those hairs. Simply avoid getting waxed or tweezing for six weeks prior to your laser hair removal treatment.

 

No Tanning

It is also a good idea to avoid any sort of artificial tanning--like a tanning bed— or spending too much time laying out in the sun. The more you lay out in the sun, the more pigment your skin will receive which could ultimately be exacerbated by the laser— leaving you with skin that’s a bit discolored and uneven afterwards. If you have to be out in the sun for some reason or another, just make sure that you stay as covered up as possible and that you wear a large amount of sunscreen as well.

Getting laser hair removal done by the professionals at Cosmetic Surgery of NY will save you an ample amount of time shaving in the shower everyday and time spent at the waxing salon as well. If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!