Laser Hair Removal Pre + Post Care Instructions

Before your procedure

  • Avoid tanning; real, fake, or spray tans.
  • Do not bleach, wax, tweeze or use depilatory creams in the treatment area for 2 weeks before your treatment.
  • Wear sunscreen with UVA + UVB protection every day
  • Avoid topical products with tretinoin or Retin-A 1 week before your procedure.
  • Please come to the office without make-up, creams, gels, or lotions on treatment areas.
  • Please shave the area(s) to be treated 1 day prior to treatment.
  • A history of herpes or cold sores may require a course of anti-viral medication pre and post treatment. Please call our office for a prescription.

What to expect

  • The treated area may be pinkish in color immediately following the procedure.
  • Your skin will develop small dark spots. This is the pigment rising to the surface. And, it will slough off.

Caring for your Skin

  • Use plain, lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser to wash your skin 2x daily. Use your hands and fingertips to clean.
  • DO NOT rub, scrub, or use an exfoliant or skincare brush such as a Clarisonic on the treated area.
  • Moisturizer should be applied generously with clean hands over the treated area and reapplied whenever your skin feels dry.
  • Sunscreen is a MUST and should be used daily beginning the day after treatment and used consistently on a daily basis. Use sunscreen with Broadband UVA and UVB protection and an SPF of 30 or more. Ensure to reapply during sun exposure.


  • Every 4-6 weeks

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