Laser Hair Removal Pre and Post Treatment Information

To ensure that you receive the maximum benefit from your Laser Hair Removal treatment it is important that you follow the instructions provided.

  1. The Area to be treated should not be exposed to the sun or tanning for 2 weeks before treatment commencement, during the treatment programme and for 3 weeks after treatment (if you have developed a strong tan).

    A broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen of SPF30 or Higher should be applied whenever the treated area is exposed to sun for this period.

    Hyperpigmentation, or hypo-pigmentation can result if treated area is exposed to the sun without sunscreen.

  2. DO NOT use Retin-A or Renova one week prior to laser treatment

  3. DO NOT take Accutane for six months prior to laser treatment.

  4. DO NOT pluck, tweeze, thread, wax, or use depilatory agents for three weeks prior to treatment.

  5. The area should be shaved 24-48 hours prior to treatment. Stubble is needed to visualise area. If the area being treated has heavy growth, you should shave just prior to coming for treatment.

  6. DO NOT wear make up, deodorant, perfumes or powder on the areas to be treated.

  7. Plan to avoid tight elastic at the leg opening, following bikini treatments, for 3-5 days before and after treatment.

  8. If you gave a history of oral herpes (fever blisters) and having your mouth area treated, you will need to have you physician prescribe surprise therapy and take as directed.

We will not perform your laser treatment if you have a suntan, sunburn, or have self-tanning cream because of the likelihood of hyer-pigmentation or hypo-pigmentation but you will still be charged for the treatment booked.

Post Treatment Precautions

  1. Treat the area delicately. Do not rub, scratch or pick the treated area.

  2. If the treated area becomes tender or shows signs of infection such as pus, tenderness, or you develop a fever, contact your Doctor and inform Malvern Serenity.

  3. Avoid swimming, sports, and strenuous exercise for two or three days following treatment.

  4. Do not shave the area if crusting or blistering occurs

  5. Do not use hot water or treated areas immediately following treatments.

Care of the Treated Area

  1. Apply a light coat of antibacterial ointment such as Neosporin or Polysporin, to the treated area as often as necessary to keep the area moist.

  2. Keep the treated area clean.

  3. Discomfort, such as swelling or redness can be relieved with Tylenol or by applying ice.

  4. Avoid the use of make-up for three days to the treated area. Excessive rubbing can cause trauma to the area and may increase the change of scarring or hyperpigmentation.

  5. Treated hair will exfoliate or push out in approximately two to three weeks (sometimes sooner), and may appear darker and thicker before falling out.

    a. Do not shave for a minimum of 3 days post treatment

    b.Do not occlude the underarm with deodorant for three dats. Use a light powder instead.

  6. When showing, always gently rinse with cool or tepid water and gently pat the area dry. Do not rub.

Remember to achieve the desired results; the specified number of treatments must be adhered too. Skipping treatments, even when it appear you have achieved the results, will result in a less than adequate outcome. To reduce your risk of complications, and to maximise your results, it is important that you follow these instructions.