6 months before the treatment – stop retinoid therapy (e.g. Roaccutane)
1 month before the treatment – don’t pull the hair (tweezers, wax, epilators). However, you can shave it. Break in sunbathing for 4 weeks.
3 weeks before the treatment – don’t use creams or balms with Vit. A, Vit. C and fruit aicids
1 week before the treatment – don’t use peelings and avoid light-sensitizing medicines and herbs (St. John’s wort, calendula, Figure 1, 2 tea).
One day before the treatment – shave the hair with razor and moisten the skin.
On the day of the treatment – skin cannot be dry, irritated, don’t use any body lotions, drink 2 liters of mineral water. If you want anaesthesia, you can use Emla 1 one hour before the treatment. You will get the prescription and recommendations in IMEDI.
medicines and herbs light-sensitizing;
waxing, (stop four weeks before surgery);
herpes, viral and bacterial infections, active skin infections;
vitiligo, psoriasis, ichthyosis;
hair colour (grey and red hair do not react to laser treatment.
absolutely no sunbathing for two weeks after the treatment;
apply sunscreen (SPF 50) on exposed body parts that underwent hair removal;
For a few days skin can be irritated, redness and scabs may appear. This symptoms will disappear after few days. During this time you should use anodyne creams until irritation is gone. We recommend Alantan plus, Pantenol, Cicalfate Avene and using alcohol-free antiperspirants;
Do not use peelings on depilated area for 2 weeks;
Avoid heating exposed area;
For 3 – 4 weeks after the treatment on the skin appear “bald” areas, hair fall out. Dark and thick hair usually fall quicker;
Between treatments hair can be shaved or cut, but not waxed.