What to Expect During a Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Blue Water Spa Serving Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Surrounding Areas in NC
Prior to your first treatment, you will have a consultation. During the consultation, we will determine your skin type, review any medications you have been taking and get a general health history.
If you are on medications that could create photosensitivity, or if there is an issue in your medical history that could result in a less than ideal treatment, we will either perform a test
spot or inform you that laser hair removal may not be safe or effective at this time.
Following the consultation, if we determine you are a good candidate, we will proceed with treatment starting with a test spot. This spot typically is inside the arm. While we wait a few minutes to see what effect the test spot has on your skin, we will ask that you specifically let us know what hair you want removed. We can even offer you a new white eyeliner pencil so you can draw where you would like the laser hair removal to start and end.
Excessive sun exposure either before or after laser treatments are not advised and we will not perform LHR on individuals who have had or will have excessive sun exposure immediately before or immediately after laser treatments. Individuals who go to tanning beds are never good candidates for laser hair removal as this concentrated form of UVA light is considered by many to be far more dangerous than traditional sun exposure.
Each person receiving a laser treatment will be wearing protective eyewear. You will still be able to see a flash of light, but your eyes will be completely covered. The laser technicians wear a type of eyewear, as well.
During the treatment, all areas of the body that will not be lasered will be covered with clothing. Only the areas to receive laser treatment will be exposed. Much like massage, we use modesty towels to cover any area adjacent to the area being treated. We are always mindful of your comfort and your peace of mind. There won’t be any surprises as we will let you know ahead of time what to expect.
We ask that you arrive on time for your appointment. We also ask that you shave whatever possible yourself. Shaving the full bikini area may be tough for some, but we encourage you to try. Patients are typically much more comfortable shaving themselves than when we have to shave them. We also ask that you are freshly showered or bathed with completely clean skin, without lotions, creams or fragrances of any kind before coming in. Following a treatment you may feel a little sensitive, but generally people just feel very clean and sleek. More good news is you don’t need to wait for hair to grow in like waxing, you can continue shaving any hair you see (it will be reduced immediately).