Laser Hair Removal in St Charles: Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S. This treatment beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. The hair absorbs the light, ultimately destroying the hair and preventing it from coming back after multiple treatments.
Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas. Never have to shave again after a few short sessions! Depending on the location and hair type, you will start to see results after only a few sessions. See how laser hair removal can change your life today.
- Do not use any medications that cause photo-sensitivity for at least 6 weeks prior to laser treatments. If you are taking a prescription medication that causes photo- sensitivity, please contact your prescribing physician to discuss your options.
- Avoid sun tanning or sunless tanning products for as long as possible before laser treatments (4-6 weeks is recommended).
- Avoid depilatory (hair removal) creams, plucking, waxing, or electrolysis for at least 6 weeks before laser treatments.
- Do not use Accutane (or products containing isotretinoin) for at least 6 months prior to laser treatments.
- Do not use Retin-A (or products containing tretinoin) for at least 2 weeks prior to laser treatments.
- The treatment area must be free of any open sores, lesions, or skin infections
On the day of treatment:
- Shave the area to be treated. If the hair in the treatment area is very sparse, shave the area at the time of your treatment. This allows to better define the treatment area. And bring your razor with you! (In case you miss a spot- it happens a lot)
- Gently wash the area to be treated and don’t apply creams, lotions or other products to the area except a topical anesthetic (optional).
- If you have elected to use a topical anesthetic, do so only after reviewing all cautions associated with its use. Apply and use as directed prior to arrival
- Dress so that you may modestly expose the treatment area.
- If you choose to, you may take over the counter anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen shortly prior to the treatment.
- Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to your first appointment and 10 minutes early for subsequent appointments. This will allow time to fill out necessary paperwork and keep you on schedule.