HOME CARE ADVICE

With laser hair removal there are a few things that have to be done and considered prior to treatment. Please use this page as a guideline to prepare yourself for before and after treatment.

For best results we recommend that you use these home care tips:

 

Before Treatment:

  • Shaving within 48 hrs prior to a laser hair removal treatment which is recommended, as this will clear the necessary amount of extra growth.
  • No tanning exposure to the sun prior to treatment; at least 4-6 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Chemical peels, micro- dermabrasion, plasma infusion facials and micro needling to be avoided prior to a laser hair removal treatment; at least 4 weeks prior and after treatment.
  • To avoid tweezing, bleaching, waxing, threading or the use of depilatory agents for 4 weeks.
  • Products to be removed before treatment such as lotions, creams, make-up, deodorant, etc.
  • No numbing creams to be used as it can be fatal; not recommended for treatment.
  • Self-tanning creams and sprays need to be completely faded before treatment at least 4-6 weeks before treatment as skin can easily get burnt due to the fake tan pigment in the skin.
  • Wear comfortable loose fitting clothes on the treatment day as this will allow easy access to treated area and provide comfort and minimal irritation after treatment. 

After Treatment:

  • Use post treatment.  Safyre Smooth highly recommends the medi gel mask by the MicroSkin advanced skincare range which contains a plant extract filled with all natural oil-rich avocado antioxidant ingredients that stimulates blood circulation and adds comfort to the area of concern. Leaving the skin well nourished, soothing and radiant.
  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun after treatment as much as possible.
  • Exfoliate gently only after one week after treatment to minimize the risk of ingrown hairs.
  • Avoid saunas, steam rooms, and/or very hot water for at least 48 hrs after treatment as laser treatments use heat to destroy hair follicles, thus it can increase skin irritation.
  • Do not make use of any other hair removal such as tweezing, threading, waxing, epilation or electrolysis after treatment as this will disturb the hair follicle in the treated area. Shaving during the course of laser hair removal is encouraged, however no hair to be removed from the root.
  • If you had your underarms treated, DO NOT apply any deodorant for 24 hrs after treatment to reduce skin irritation.
  • Avoid fragranced creams, deodorants and perfumes for approximately 24 hrs.

DO & DON’Ts

Do’s:

  • During the course of the laser hair removal treatment(s), it is imperative to wear an SPF 30+, at least 20 minutes before sun exposure. Protecting the skin over areas of the face and/or body where necessary. It is extremely vital to prevent hyper-pigmentation from occurring especially when the skin is exposed to smartphones, computers and tablets on a regular basis.  It plays a huge influence due to the screen light causing UV damage, age spots, dark spots and reducing skin elasticity.

  •  It is imperative that recurring treatments be done between every 3-4 weeks for the face as each and every woman’s body chemistry is unique and the hair cycle length for that area.  In order for expected goals to be met, interval sessions are advised to be booked in advance to ensure availability. If not done accordingly expected regrowth can occur, should there be any sudden changes closer to the time, appointment wise.  Please do let me know in order to make further arrangements possible. 

  • It takes between 8-10 sessions or even longer as the face is a hormonal part of the body that should be taken into consideration as every human body has a story to tell.

  • In regards to seeing results, it is extremely important to ensure that frequent sessions are done within a time frame between 4-6 weeks  on the body; to achieve the expected results of unwanted hair.  However certain body parts may vary to a shorter time frame from 3-4 weeks.

  • Allow treated areas to shed naturally within 2-3 weeks after the procedure has been done; which should fall out on their own and not be touched in any form of other hair removal methods such as waxing and plucking. 

Don’ts:

  • Avoid scratching and picking at the area that has been treated.

  • No procedure will be done on ladies that are trying to conceive nor currently pregnant, as well as breastfeeding due to safety precautions.

  • Avoid tanning at least 4-6 weeks prior to treatment, as it can affect the laser hair removal treatment.

  • Fake tans for example such as self-tan creams and sprays to be faded at least 4-6 weeks prior to treatment; as the skin can get highly pigmented due to the fake tan.  Extra precautions to be taken, hence it is very important as the skin can get easily burnt with the laser due to the fake tan pigment in the skin.

  • Avoid products applied to the skin prior to treatment; such as creams, deodorant, make-up. As it can affect to obstruct or refract the laser light negatively.   

  • Chemical peels, micro- dermabrasion, plasma infusion and micro needling to be avoided prior to a laser hair removal treatment; at least 4 weeks prior and after treatment as skin can be extremely sensitive to the laser and cause hyper pigmentation.

  • Avoid tweezing, bleaching, waxing, threading, epilation or any use of depilatory agents for at least 4 weeks, hence as results will not be as effective.

  • Should you be currently taking Accutane prescribed medication, no procedure shall be done for at least 6 months unless if your family doctor gives written consent to proceed with the procedure. 

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