What Happens If You Don't Shave Before Laser Hair Removal?

Forgot to shave your hair before your laser hair removal appointment? 

Most people wonder why it is important to shave before getting laser hair removal treatment. Some totally forget about it until they reach the clinic! 

In this blog post, we will tell you what happens if you don’t shave before laser hair removal. 

Let’s get started! 

So, What Happens If You Don't Shave Before Laser Hair Removal? 

Here’s what you need to know: 

  • Going to the clinic with a fresh shave is highly recommended. For laser hair removal, you need hair in the follicle, not necessarily above the skin. You should shave within 24 hours of your appointment for the best results. 

  • If your hair is too long, the laser can actually end up burning your skin! This affects dark-skinned people more. 

  • In some cases, it makes the treatment hurt more than it normally should. 

  • Some people can also get hyperpigmentation if they don’t shave before their appointment! 

It’s better to remain safe and shave before your laser hair removal appointment!


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