If I shave between my Candela Gentle Yag laser treatment, will it be effective? Can my hair be long during treatment? (Photo)
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Laser Hair Removal
Thank you for your question. It is okay to shave between laser hair removal treatments. However, shaving does not cause more hair growth with laser treatment. It is recommended to shave before laser hair removal to decrease the risk of burns and pigmentation. It is not recommend to wax or pluck the hair as this removes the hair follicle the laser targets. I recommend discussing your concerns with your treating physician. Best of Luck!
Laser hair removal and shaving
Shaving does not cause more hair growth with laser treatment (or any other time). I require my patients to shave prior to their laser hair removal to decrease the risk of burn and pigmentation as cited in another answer in this thread.
Laser hair removal
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