Laser hair removal procedure involves preparation and care of skin after the laser hair removal treatment

 Preparing for laser hair removal procedure:

  • 6 months  - before the first laser hair removal procedure- should be terminated consumption of retinoids (eg. Roaccutane)
  • 4-8 weeks - before each laser hair removal treatment - you can not pull hair out with tweezers, wax or do depilation (you can shave, trim or use hair cream - on this way you can end a week earlier with the treatment)
  • 4-6 weeks  - do not use solarium and natural tanning
  • 4 weeks -  do not use in the skin depilation creams or ointments with vitamin A, vitamin C, fruit acids and retinoids (eg .: Retin A, Differin, Isotrexin, Zorac)
  • 1 week - do not use sensitizing drugs (phototoxic, photoallergic) and herbs of such action
  • 1 week - do not use preparations for exfoliating (peeling)
  • 1 week - if the skin requires hydration, use products (eg .: Dermosan, Nanobase, Alantan Plus) because depilated surface should not be dry or irritated
  • 1 day prior to surgery hair must be carefully shaved with razor in place of depilation, leaving few, for example. 1cm², in order to assess their color and thickness
  • the day of surgery the skin should be cleaned - we do not use any creams, lotions, deodorants

Please note: During menstruation we do not perform laser hair removal treatments in the bikini area. 

After laser hair removal treatment:

Not allowed:

  • tan skin (use creams with filters with-UVA and B filter 50)
  • apply exfoliating cosmetics 
  • use sunscreen salts, vitamins A, C
  • use preparations containing St. John's wort and calendula
  • pull hair with wax, tweezers or electric epilator
  • use the pool and sauna 3-5 days after surgery because of the risk of skin irritation
  • immediately after surgery using deodorants and antiperspirants 

You should:

  • treat the skin gently - 2 to 3 days after the treatment wash it with cleansing milk or non-alcoholic tonic, gel, containing no soap or pure water
  •  gently dry skin, do not rub or annoy the skin in any way
  • instead of deodorants or antiperspirants use backfill or cream Alantan Plus or Bepanthen or Termcool

Subsequent laser hair removal treatments should be carried out at intervals of 4 to 12 weeks.

Absolute contraindications for laser hair removal:

  • cancer
  • implanted defibrillator or pacemaker
  • metal implants
  • epilepsy
  • diabetes
  • endocrine disease
  • chronic skin diseases, for example vitiligo, psoriasis, ichthyosis
  • coagulation disorders, use of drugs that reduce blood clotting
  • sensitivity to light
  • tendency to discoloration or keloid
  • red hair, gray, blond - constitute a contraindication to treatment due to the lack of melanin in the hair follicle (no or very low effectiveness of the treatment)

 

Relative contraindications (temporary) to laser hair removal:

  • pregnancy and breast feeding
  • tan
  • active skin infections
  • taking anti-depressant drugs, psychotropic steroids
  • taking antibiotics of the tetracycline group
  • laser hair removal treatments done in the last three months on the surface of hair removal
  • some treatments of surgical skin cosmetics
  • X-rays 1 week before surgery
  • menstruation in the first 3 days of the cycle 
  • alcohol (24 hours before the procedure)

 

Laser hair removal at home :

Using laser technology to remove unwanted body hair is effective and delivers results quickly. In the past, you were required to visit a dermatologist’s clinic or beauty salons to have the procedure carried out since the equipment required were costly and called for specialized expertise.
Today, there are several Do-it-yourself kits you can buy and use at home to remove your hair, but be careful, you easily can destroy your skin unrecoverable. First of all, you do not have a guarantee that the laser hair removal works permanent on your skin. Secondly, it might cause skin irritation or even pigment changes. Other problems that can occur include graying of treated hair, or paradoxically, hair might begin to grow excessively in or around treated areas.
In other words, there is a lot what can go wrong if you try laser hair removal at home it might even destroy your skin irrecoverably .

 

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