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Preparing Your Skin for Laser Hair Removal


Remember the Painful time of Waxing, When you wished for painless removal, smoother skin and reduced hair growth rate? YESS!! Your wishes are now granted! at Touch and Glow beauty clinic. We offer personalised hair removal laser treatment for men and women to remove unwanted hairs from the face, chest, stomach, back, armpits, bikini regions and legs. We understand you are tired of shaving, waxing and epilating and fed up with these tiring, time-consuming and inconvenient ways. And you want to wear skirts or go to the beach without having to think about hair on the chest or legs.

Is this your first time having laser hair removal? and If you don’t know how and why to prepare the skin before the session, that’s fine!

 What to expect in the Laser Hair Removal Consultation?

Our skin expert will learn about your hair removal concerns, needs, and desires. The skin specialist will inquire about your medical history and any skin conditions requiring care. You will also learn how hair growth rates are reduced after each session and how many sessions you will need to take for the desired results based on your growth. Because DNA determines the growth and strength of hair follicles and each individual has a different skin sensitivity level and growth rate, recommendations will be tailored to your skin and growth type.

Our expert will also guide you on how lasers work on hair growth cycles and what technology we use, the overall process and pricing, payment options and the most suitable time for you to start your treatment and why you should not fear anything, because you are in most capable and expert hands.

Why Patch Test Important?

Before going for any part of the body laser hair removal session, you will receive a complimentary patch test. That means on a small part of your hand or leg, we will apply laser radiation. This will help you to understand that it suits your skin very well. Also, how smooth and painless the laser feels on the skin and you will be able to feel calm and relaxed during this process, unlike traditional hair removal methods.

What is the Sensation of Laser?

You will feel a tiny stinging sensation or cooling on the skin, but a little warmer in the treatment region, or you will not feel anything unless the laser gun beeps. These sensations are affected by skin type, hair follicle thickness, and pain tolerance. The benefit of laser is that these sensations will diminish with each session as your hair thickness and growth rates decrease.

Preparing Skin Correctly Before Laser Treatment

Preparing your skin correctly before laser hair removal will enhance the efficiency of the treatment and reduce the risk of any potential side effects

 Here are some steps you can follow to prepare your skin for laser hair removal:

1. Cleanse and Exfoliate

On the day of your appointment, cleanse the treatment area thoroughly to remove any lotions, oils, or beauty creams. Gently exfoliate the skin to remove dead cells and promote better penetration of the laser energy. However, avoid using harsh exfoliants or scrubs that may irritate the skin.

2. Avoid Sun Exposure

Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and self-tanning products for at least four to six weeks before your laser hair removal session. Sunburned or tanned skin is more prone to laser treatment side effects such as blisters or hyperpigmentation. If you must go outside, always wear sunscreen with a high SPF.

3. Shave the Treatment Area

The day before your laser hair removal appointment, shave the treatment area to remove any visible hair. This helps the laser target the hair follicles beneath the skin without burning the hair above the surface.

4. Don’t Wax, Pluck, or Bleach

For at least four to six weeks prior to your appointment, avoid waxing, plucking, tweezing, or bleaching the hair in the treatment area. These methods destroy or lighten the hair follicles, making it challenging for the laser to locate and properly target them.

5. Avoid Cosmetics and Lotions

Avoid applying any cosmetics, lotions, or creams to the treatment area on the day of your laser hair removal session. These products can interfere with the laser’s effectiveness and increase the risk of adverse reactions.

6. Share your Medical History

 Inform your laser hair removal specialist about any changes in your medical history, medications, or skincare routine since your initial consultation. Certain medicinal drugs or skincare products, such as retinoids, salicylic acid, hyaluronic acids, botox or antibiotics, may increase the risk of complications during treatment.

7. Post-treatment care

Our specialist will give you specific post-treatment instructions after your laser hair removal session. These may include avoiding sun exposure, using gentle skin care products, applying soothing creams or aloe vera gel, and avoiding activities that may irritate the treated area, such as hot showers or rigorous exercise.

Remember to follow your specialist’s recommendations and ask any questions you may have about the procedure or aftercare. Laser hair removal is generally safe and effective when performed by trained professionals at Touch and Glow in a controlled setting.

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