5 Mistakes People Make Before Getting Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Don’t Make These Mistakes When Preparing for Laser Hair Removal

In the war on body hair, it’s easy to make mistakes and rash judgments. When preparing for a laser hair removal treatment it’s important to be informed and to do the right things to ensure the treatment is as effective as possible.

Getting Baked


Because laser hair removal treatments work by targeting the pigment in the hair. The ideal situation for most laser hair removal treatments is dark hair and light skin.

Darker skin will absorb more UV rays than lighter skin. Having darker hair increases the possibility of getting burned.

Pulling Your Hair Out


It’s important to keep the hair follicles intact before the procedure. Obviously, without the hair there is nothing for the laser to target.

Refrain from plucking, waxing, and electrolysis before your laser hair removal appointment.

Not Shaving


The treatment will work best if the area is shaved very closely. If the hair is too long it could interfere with the laser targeting hair follicles.

Not Cleaning the Skin

skin cleaning

Cleaning your skin before the procedure is important. Dirty skin could increase the risk of burns and infection.

Try using a skin cleanser shortly beforehand. The technician will most likely wash you up as well. But it’s a good idea to wash up yourself beforehand.

I recommend using a product like this one.

==> Gentle Skin Cleanser

Not Wearing Loose Clothing

loose clothing

After the procedure, your skin will be sensitive and even a little painful. Having loose clothing that doesn’t rub against the skin can help minimize pain and even improve recovery.


Before attempting any treatment at home or otherwise, it’s important to consult a professional dermatologist. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

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