Laser hair reduction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorbs the light, a process which destroys the hair. Before getting this treatment, you should consider some of the following pre-operative recommendations.
If you are considering laser hair reduction, you should limit plucking, waxing and electrolysis for six weeks prior to treatment. The reasoning behind this is that the laser works by targeting the hairs’ roots, which would be temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.
Avoiding sun exposure as best as possible for six weeks before and after treatment is also highly advisable.
Finally, keep in mind that pigmented skin tends to make laser hair removal less effective and could increase the risk of complications.
Board-certified physician Dr. Sharon Gertzman uses the most effective laser hair reduction tools on the market today, like the Sciton® Profile Laser MicroLaserPeel™. For more information about this or any other cosmetic procedure, contact our office located in Pennington.