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5 Things to Do to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal Treatments

Laser hair removal treatments are a convenient way to permanently get rid of unwanted hair growth. It is a painless procedure that will help people avoid the pain and hassle of waxing or shaving. However, getting a laser hair removal procedure requires some level of preparation. If it is your first time to have this procedure done, it pays to know what to do days prior to having the procedure done. 

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal Treatments

Before your laser hair removal procedure, here are a few tips to remember. Keep these tips in mind in the days leading up to your procedure.

1 – No More Waxing and Tweezing

The waxing technician will advise you not to do any waxing or tweezing 6 weeks to a month prior to the procedure. Because laser hair removal works by burning off the roots of the hair, and waxing and tweezing removes hair until its roots, doing the latter before the procedure will defeat the purpose of having laser hair removal in the first place.

2 – Shave Instead

If you really need to get rid of unwanted hair right before the procedure, it will be more advisable to shave instead. In fact, you will be advised to shave 24 hours before the laser hair removal procedure.

3 – Avoid Going Out in Direct Sunlight

Going out in the sun is not advisable if you are planning to have laser hair removal treatment. If you have a tan, your tan must fade first before going in for the procedure. If your procedure is coming up soon, it will be best to cover up when you go outside on a sunny day.

4 – Don’t Use Cosmetics and Creams

It is essential that your skin remain dry for the procedure. This is why in the weeks leading up to the procedure, you should shy away from using your usual regimen of creams and cosmetics.

5 – Inform Your Technicians About Medications

There are some medications that may interfere with your laser treatment, so it is best to inform your technician about any medication you may be taking before the procedure. You will be advised to stop any medication that may come in the way of your procedure being successful.


Having laser hair removal is a great way to get rid of excess body hair and build confidence in the way you carry yourself. However, it is important to take note of the important things you need to remember before the procedure to get the best laser hair removal results.

With Lase New York’s gold standard and patented cooling technology, we make laser hair removal fast, painless, and effective. Contact us today to get the best in laser treatment!

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