Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

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Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Maybe you’ve considered laser hair removal but weren’t sure if it was right for you. Or perhaps you’re already under the care and thinking ahead to what you might need for your next visit. If you’re trying to figure out when to begin your next treatment, this handy table should help.

 

Here is a great list to find out
Procedure/Condition Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Blonde/gray/red/white hair At best, clients with light hair can expect a 20% reduction in hair growth.
Prolonged time in the sun Please hold off on treatment for at least 7 days, and ideally longer depending on the extent of tanning or sunburn
Sunburn Treatment should be delayed for at least 14 days, and if peeling is still occurring, even longer.
Self-tanners Treatment should be delayed for at least 14 days.
Chemical peel Please hold off on treatment for at least 14 days, or longer if the peeling persists.
Tanning booths Treatment should be delayed for at least 14 days, and likely longer if the patient was burned.
Laser procedures for anti-aging You should hold off on treatment for at least 30 days, and ideally more time if peeling or irritation persists.
Epilepsy Epilepsy patients can receive laser treatments
Retin A’s/Retinoids/Retinol Please hold off on treatment for at least 7 days, and ideally longer if peeling is still present.
hydroxy and beta hydroxy A minimum of 7 days must pass after the last dose.
Retin A’s/Retinoids/Retinol After 7 days have passed since your last dose,
Abnormal lesions, moles, or spots Medical clearance is required prior to any procedures.
Open cold sores Clients who come to us with active cold sores will not be treated. You will need to reschedule your appointment
Accutane or equivalents A minimum of six months must pass after the last dose.
Aesthetic procedures such as Botox or dermal fillers If you are getting treated in the same location as your fillers, you should wait at least 14 days before and after the injection.
Hair removal by means of wax, epilation, or tweezing 3 weeks should elapse between sessions.
Pregnancy Clients who are pregnant cannot be serviced.
Radiation/chemotherapy The patient must be free of radiation for six months to a year before treatment can begin.
Pacemakers A medical professional’s consent is required prior to any procedure.
Tattoos It is not possible to treat anywhere on or above the tattoo.