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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment

In this day and age, there is virtually no reason why you should have to suffer through another waxing session or day spent shaving in the shower. With laser hair removal, you can have almost all of your body hair zapped off and have that smooth, hair-free body that you have always wanted. Because laser hair removal costs about $400 per session (and multiple sessions are needed), it's not exactly cheap. To ensure that you get the most out of your treatments, there are a few things that you can do. 

Don't Tweeze or Wax

Both tweezing and waxing are great at temporarily getting rid of unwanted hair because you are actually removing hair from the follicle. However, when it comes to preparing for laser hair removal, the last thing that you want to do is interrupt the growth cycle in the hair follicle. Why? Because the laser won't be able to target any of that hair, which will mean that it's not able to do its job. Before you go in for treatment, you will want to have waited at least a month or two in between waxing or tweezing; that way, you know that the hair follicle has fully grown back. 

Also, make sure that you don't wax or tweeze any hair in between laser hair removal sessions. 

Don't Go Tanning

Laying out in the sun is a great way to boost your body's overall Vitamin D intake while also adding some much-needed color to your skin, but the extra pigmentation may not be good for laser hair removal. Try to avoid laying out in the sun, going to a tanning bed, or using sunless tanning products for about a week before your laser hair removal treatment. 


Ingrown hairs are normal to get almost everywhere on your body. To help you get rid of any ingrown hairs before laser hair removal, use an exfoliator like a sugar body scrub to help loosen up the hairs so that they are much easier to target. Just make sure that, if you use one on the morning of your treatment, you shower after so that there isn't any excess oil on your skin. 

During your initial consultation with an esthetician, they will go over all of the ways that you can prepare for each one of your laser hair removal treatments. To learn more, reach out to a spa near you today.