Here are a few suggestions to know before your Laser Hair Removal Treatment.
Lasting Looks Clinic in Toronto always recommends that you do not wax, have electrolysis, thread or use any chemical depilatories for at least 3-4 weeks prior to treatment.
The reason for this is that the root of the hair must be present to be effective, not to mention that it is beneficial to treat as much hair in an active growth phase as possible.
The day or evening before your treatment the area to be treated must be shaven to avoid any burning of the hair touching your skin.
For women it is recommended not to have laser hair removal just prior to or when you are on your monthly cycle. During this time patients can be overly sensitive and not find their treatments as comfortable.
At Lasting Looks Clinic we try our best to make all of our treatments as comfortable as possible. You may choose to use a topical numbing crème or might choose to take a mild pain reliever prior to treatment such as Advil or Tylenol if you are a person who is very sensitive to mild discomfort, but most of our patients don’t find this to be necessary.