Shaving After Laser Hair Removal?

Is it safe to shave after a laser hair removal treatment, and in between treatments? Will I lose more or less hair with shaving?

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Shaving Is Fine Between Laser Hair Removal Sessions; Don't Wax or Pluck

It is fine to shave between laser hair removal sessions. Hopefully with each session you have, the need to shave will be less and less. Do not apply depilatory creams, do not wax or pluck between sessions – this is not good for the treatment areas. And make sure you go to the right person to have the procedure done – too many people are doing laser hair removal that know nothing about hair itself.

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Only shaving is recommended after laser hair removal

No waxing or tweezing in between the laser treatments. You can shave, but you won't need to do it as often because it will take longer for the hair to grow back. When you wax or tweeze you remove the hair by the root and there won't be any target for the laser during the treatment, therefore it won't be effective.

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