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If You Shave the Area the Night Before How Does the Tech Know Where to Go if It Just Spars Hairs Left?

If You Shave the Area the Night Before How Does the Tech Know Where to Go if It Just Spars Hairs Left?

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Shaving prior to Laser Hair Removal Treatment

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Yes, it is important to shave (not wax or tweeze) the area that will be treated with the laser for laser hair removal.  The technician will know where to treat.

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Web reference: http://www.poustiplasticsurgery.com/Procedures/Procedure_laserHairRemoval.htm

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Shaving before laser hair remoal

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Prior to laser treatment, it is actually important to shave the area. Otherwise hair gets pressed to the surface of your skin. When the hair shaft is destroyed by the laser it can injure the surrounding skin. We recommend our patients shave a day prior to your appointment, so if you nick yourself, the area will not be bleeding during your procedure. An experienced "tech" will not have any problem determining the areas to treat. Any method of hair removal such as waxing or tweezing will remove the deeper portions of the hair follicle which contain the "target pigmentation" and will render laser hair removal ineffective for at least two weeks. Either shaving or depilatory creams can be used up to the day of the laser treatment as they do not remove the entire hair shaft.

Web reference: http://www.dorsetstreetdermatology.com/cosmetic-dermatology/laser-hair-removal/

South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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