Laser Hair Removal Preparation
Unlike many procedures, you will need to make some adjustments prior to your treatment session if you want to achieve good results.
First, you will need to stop any kind of waxing, plucking, or epilating. These all remove the hair root, which means the laser has nothing to treat. You can still shave since this leaves the root in place. You should shave before treatment, so you do not have too much hair above the skin.
Second, you should not bleach your hair any time in the weeks before treatment. Bleaching takes the pigment out of the hair root, making it harder for the laser to target these follicles and giving you less effective results.
Third, you should avoid the sun before your treatment. Tanning makes your skin darker in comparison to your hair, making the laser less effective, and sun exposure makes your skin more sensitive.
What is Laser Hair Removal Like?
Many people compare the sensation of a laser treatment pulse to being snapped with a rubber band. The Gentlemax Pro™ laser also emits cooling pulses that help decrease the feeling of heat on the skin.