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A Guide to Preparing For Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Do you go through the hassle of waxing, shaving, and using hair removal creams, only to get short-term and unsatisfying results? Laser hair removal is an advanced and pain-free way to achieve a drastic reduction in hair growth for perfectly smooth and beautiful skin. 

If you are tired of short-term and painful hair removal methods, then you may want to consider investing in laser hair removal, a popular, semi-permanent hair removal option that damages your hair follicles to minimize hair growth. 

This innovative treatment has many benefits over alternatives such as shaving and waxing, including: 

  • It will drastically reduce hair growth, so eventually, you won’t even need to shave anymore.
  • You can get it done anywhere on the body, including legs, arms, bikini, and face. 
  • Most patients don’t experience much discomfort and as the treatments continue, they get progressively less painful as the hair becomes finer. 
  • It selectively targets dark and coarse hairs, while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. 


Customized Laser Hair Removal Treatments in Kelowna For Smooth & Beautiful Skin 

Are you feeling self-conscious about unwanted hair growth? At our Kelowna clinic, we offer customized laser hair removal treatments for our male and female patients to help you achieve smooth and hair-free skin so you can feel happier and more comfortable in your appearance. 

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How to Prepare For Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment 

While laser hair removal does provide incredible benefits for clients, and most people are happy with the results, there are potential risks involved with the treatment. To avoid this and to get the best results possible, you must prepare for the procedure and take steps to minimize any potential side effects. 

Here’s how to prepare for your treatment: 

1. Book a Consultation 

As with all cosmetic skin treatments, the first step is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with your skincare specialist to determine if laser hair removal is the right procedure for you.

During this consultation, you’ll learn:

  • How the laser hair removal procedure works
  • About the side-effects associated with the treatment 
  • Whether or not you’re a good candidate for the treatment, depending on your hair and skin color 

In addition, your hair removal specialist will discuss your medical history to get a more comprehensive idea about whether this is a good option for you. 

At our Kelowna skin clinic, a one on one consultation allows us to create a customized treatment for your specific concerns and aesthetic goals, ensuring optimum results. 

2. Ask For a Patch Test

Before you undergo your first laser hair removal treatment, you should ensure a patch test is done in the potential treatment area. This is important as it will: 

  • Reveal any potential side effects or issues that could arise from the treatment
  • Help determine the intensity of laser energy required to achieve the best results 

A patch test will allow your laser hair removal specialist to fine-tune your treatment to your specific requirements, minimizing any chances of side effects occurring and ensuring the most satisfactory outcome. 

3. Prepare Your Skin 

Your laser hair removal specialist will give you some advice on how to prepare your skin for the treatment, and it’s important to follow this advice as it will give you the best results. 

Here’s a basic guideline: 

  • 6 weeks before treatment stop all waxing, tweezing and electrolysis. Avoid sun exposure as much as you can, as well as tanning products and beds and do not bleach your hair. 
  • 24 hours before your treatment shave the treatment area(s) to get rid of all existing hair. In addition, stop using skin moisturizing cream or deodorants the day before your treatment. 
  • On the day of treatment avoid using any products such as perfume or makeup and if you have low pain tolerance, talk to your specialist about taking a mild oral painkiller 15-20 minutes before the treatment. 


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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our laser hair removal treatments, and how our team can help you achieve the smooth and beautiful skin you’ve always wanted,  visit our clinic at 401 - 3320 Richter St., Kelowna, B.C. V1W 4V5.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 250-868-9799 or book a consultation online.

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