How To Prepare For Your Laser Hair Removal Appointment

You’re ready to enjoy silky smooth skin and the long-term benefits of laser hair removal, but do you know what you need to do before you show up to your first appointment? There are a few non-negotiables when it comes to preparing for laser hair removal.

It is important to follow these steps to both protect your skin and also ensure that the treatment works as it should.

5 Things To Do Before Your Appointment

● Do not pluck, wax, or use Nair.
● Do not bleach the skin or hair.
● Prepare the area by shaving the evening before.
● Do not have any UV exposure for 2 weeks before the treatment.
● Ensure your technician is aware of any medications or changes to your health.

Following these key steps ahead of your laser hair removal appointment will ensure that the

treatment is as effective as possible. It will make it easier for the laser to pick up on the pigment in your hair and target the hair follicle.

So, How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Believe it or not, when the laser emits light that is absorbed by the melanin (pigment) in your hair, it is converted to heat, which causes damage to the hair follicles that produce hairs, preventing or delaying future hair growth.

At Smooth Effects Vernon, we use the Candela GentleMax Pro Laser Hair Removal machine, considered the gold standard for laser hair removal for all skin types. The Candela GentleMax Pro combines the fastest and most powerful lasers to emit concentrated pulses of light that go straight into the hair follicle to destroy the hair at the source, and keeps the surrounding skin completely intact.

Laser hair removal is most effective on hairs with brown pigment that are in their active growth stage. It is possible to remove lighter pigmented hair, but we would recommend joining us for a consultation before booking your appointment to ensure that the treatment will work.

For a 95% reduction in hair, we recommend planning for 6 to 10 treatments (the exact amount of treatments required will be based on your hair and skin type).

With each treatment, there will be cumulative damage to the hair follicle, resulting in the progressive reduction in the number and diameter of your hairs.

Is it time for a more long-term solution to body and facial hair? Are you fed up with shaving or waxing so frequently? Laser hair removal might be exactly what you need. Smooth Effects Vernon specializes in laser hair removal treatments that leave your skin silky smooth. To book an appointment with us, choose the area(s) that you would like to start with, book your slot, and make sure to follow our pre-laser hair removal treatment steps.