Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that using a laser, which is an intense, pulsating beam of light, can remove unwanted hair. During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. Laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair. Laser Hair Removal IPL is not very effective for people with very fair or white hair.

Recommendations after surgery:

The very process of laser hair removal is safe, but the person taking the treatment must not have any of the following conditions or treatments:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Tanning (Sun, Sunbeds, Self Tanners) for previous Month
  • Creams with retinol for previous Month
  • Mechanical or Chemical peels for previous 3 weeks
  • Photosensitive medications for previous Month
  • Herbal Treatments such as calendula, St. John’s wort, sage or pansy for previous Month
  • Vitiligo
  • Epilepsy
  • Keloids
  • Hemangiomas (stable for the previous 2 years of observation)
  • Un-managed diabetes
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Blood clotting treatment
  • Psoriasis
  • Alcohol consumption in the previous 24 hours
  • Hair removal in the previous month
  • Skin burns
  • Beta carotene treatment

Although it is not necessary, shaving hair before surgery reduces the duration of the treatment. Please shave the hair so as to leave only a shadow of the hair or a small bristle. If the patient is susceptible to cold sores or has genital herpes, you should take appropriate pre-operative medication.

Recommendations after surgery:

After surgery there is often redness and bumps. In such cases, a cold compress helps. Besides this, you should use general measures such as:

  • Use mild soap without alcohol a few days after surgery
  • Do not use make up until 4-5 days later
  • Moisturise the skin 2-3 times a day
  • Do not use deodorant until a few days after surgery
  • Sun protection – use sunscreen at least SPF 25 or higher for several weeks after surgery
  • Do not perform chemical or mechanical peels
  • Avoid exercise or saunas for 4-5 days.