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Catherine Mendes - Dec 21, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Preparing for Laser Hair Removal at Home: Do's and Don'ts


Laser hair removal offers a convenient and effective solution for achieving long-lasting hair reduction in the comfort of your own home. However, proper preparation is key to ensuring optimal results and minimizing potential risks.

In this blog post, we will explore the essential do’s and don’ts of preparing for laser hair removal at home. Let's get started!

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Do's - Preparing For Laser Hair Removal At Home

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1. Shave the Treatment Area
Prior to your laser hair removal session, ensure that the treatment area is cleanly shaved. This allows the laser to target the hair follicles more effectively.

2. Cleanse and Exfoliate
Thoroughly cleanse and exfoliate the treatment area to remove any dirt, oils, or dead skin cells. This helps the laser penetrate the hair follicles more efficiently.

3. Avoid Sun Exposure
Minimize sun exposure and avoid tanning beds for at least two weeks before your laser hair removal session. Sunburned or tanned skin increases the risk of side effects.

4. Stay Hydrated
Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your session. Well-hydrated skin tends to respond better to laser treatment.

5. Follow Instructions
Read and follow the user manual or instructions provided with your laser hair removal device carefully. Each device may have specific guidelines for preparation.

Don'ts - Preparing For Laser Hair Removal At Home

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1) Waxing or Plucking
Avoid waxing, plucking, or using hair removal creams on the treatment area before your session. These methods remove the hair follicles, which are the target of laser treatment.

2) Bleaching or Tanning Products
Do not use any bleaching or tanning products on the treatment area before your session. These can alter the color of the hair and interfere with the laser's effectiveness.

3) Applying Skincare Products
Refrain from applying lotions, creams, or any other skincare products to the treatment area on the day of your session. These products can create a barrier and reduce the laser's effectiveness.

4) Medications and Topical Treatments
Inform your healthcare provider or consult the user manual regarding any medications or topical treatments that may interfere with laser hair removal. Adjustments may be necessary.

5) Overlapping Treatment Areas
Avoid overlapping treatment areas during a single session. Ensure that you maintain proper spacing between each laser pulse to prevent excessive heat buildup.

Post Treatment Care Tips

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1* After treatment, apply a cold compress to the area for 5-10 minutes.

2* The heat from the laser stays in your skin for a day, so don’t touch hot water within the first 24 hours. Don’t go to the gym or saunas in order to avoid creating a warm environment for the bacteria to breed in and give you spots.

3* Some swelling or blistering is common. Therefore, you can use an ice pack to help relieve it. It usually subsides within 2-3 days.

4* Use sunscreen (SPF 30) religiously post-treatment to prevent hyperpigmentation.

5* Do not wax or pluck your hair even after the treatment, because pulling out hair follicles after laser hair removal hinders the process. However, you can shave the area if you want.

6* Avoid perfumes and deodorants for 24-48 hours after treatment.

7* Opt for lukewarm showers instead of hot showers in the first week after treatment.

8* Don’t use scrubs, glycolic acid, and retinol creams even after treatment for 2 days, and chemical peels for 2 weeks.

9* Don’t eat spicy, seafood, and pungent food. Eat less photosensitive vegetables (for example, celery, white radish, spinach, coriander, etc.

An Ultimate Home Laser Hair Removal Solution

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Proper preparation for laser hair removal at home is crucial to achieve the best results while minimizing any potential risks.

By following the do’s and don’ts discussed in this blog post and practicing post-treatment care, you can enhance the effectiveness of your laser hair removal sessions and enjoy smooth, hair-free skin.

Consider the ViQure EpiPro 808nm Diode Laser Hair Removal Device as your ultimate solution for achieving long-lasting hair reduction conveniently at home. Embrace the journey towards flawless skin!

Remember, consistency and adherence to safety guidelines are key to successful home laser hair removal. Start preparing today, and say goodbye to unwanted hair with confidence.