Preparing for Your Laser Hair Removal Session

Preparing for Your Laser Hair Removal Session

Do you have a laser hair removal session coming up? If so, congrats! You’re on your way to removing unsightly, unwanted hair. That said, before undergoing laser hair removal, it’s important to make sure that you and your body are properly prepared. The right steps now could increase the effectiveness of the procedure and reduce the risk of complications. Interested in laser hair removal in New York, NY? Get in touch with Penstein Dermatology. Our team of experts would be glad to help.

Let’s take a look at some common steps for prepping the body for hair removal. Of course, it’s wise to speak with your dermatologists about specifics. Based on the condition of your skin, the exact procedure, and various other factors, they may have specific recommendations.

Prepping for Laser Hair Removal

First, you’ll want to schedule a consultation with our dermatologist. During this consultation, you can discuss not just the laser hair removal procedure, but also how to prepare for the procedure. While laser hair removal is generally a very safe and relatively easy procedure, the right steps now could improve results. If you have questions or are interested in laser hair removal in New York, NY, stop by Penstein Dermatology. We can provide advice based on your specific situation.

You’ll want your skin to be as healthy as possible before laser removal. As such, you’ll want to avoid tanning, including both natural and artificial. While you may have to spend time in the sun, it’s best to avoid sunburns, thus making sunscreen a must leading up to laser removal.

Avoid any plucking or waxing. You also shouldn’t bleach the area to be treated. You can and typically should, however, shave the area beforehand. By removing hair, you can ensure that more energy is directed to the roots and into the skin and thus toward destroying the hair follicles. Make sure the treatment area is thoroughly cleaned as well.

You can exfoliate and moisten your skin, but it’s wise to do so based on your dermatologist's recommendations. It’s crucial to avoid any skin irritants. You’ll also want to avoid caffeine because it can make your skin more sensitive to pain and discomfort.

On the day of your procedure, you’ll want to wear loose, comfortable clothes. While laser hair removal often results in minimal discomfort or damage to the skin, tight clothing could prove irritating. Of course, if you have any questions or concerns, it’s wise to speak with a dermatologist.

Looking for expert dermatologists experienced in hair removal? Would you like to schedule laser hair removal in New York, NY? Contact Penstein Dermatology right away by dialing (212) 517-5171. We can help.

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