How to prepare for manipulation?

Laser hair removal is the most convenient and effective way to remove unwanted hair harmlessly, without pain and uncomfortable maintenance. You can enjoy life without worrying about your skin. The process of laser hair removal involves the application of a concentrated beam of light into the hair follicle, which disables the hair’s ability to grow without damaging the surrounding skin and tissues.

Preparation for the upcoming laser hair removal procedure is an essential part of its successful completion.

Why is a consultation with a certified therapist before laser hair removal so important?

The first thing to do before a laser hair removal procedure is to see a specialist – a therapist or dermatologist. It helps determine skin type, whether there are contraindications to this method, and makes recommendations regarding specific skin and hair type.

It is important to share your medical history with the therapist, including medication use, history of skin conditions, and any problems with past hair removal procedures. Discuss the risks, benefits and expectations, including what laser hair removal can and cannot do for you.

Ask your therapist what medications to avoid before the procedure!

Some prescription medications and specific antibiotics are photosensitizing. Taking them during a procedure can lead to hyperpigmentation later on. You need to let your therapist know if you are taking any. To assess whether it is safe to proceed with a procedure, please consult your doctor!

In the presence of varicose veins, chronic diseases such as diabetes and others,you should consult your therapist about the specific requirements for this type of disease.

Consult with your therapist how many sessions you need for complete hair removal. It is important to observe the frequency and intervals of therapies to obtain the maximum effect.

How to properly treat the area before laser hair removal?

Prior to the procedure, the area should be shaved the day before or the day of the procedure, and on the day of the procedure it is recommended to have a hair length of about 1- 2 mm maximum.

Therapists caution that if the hairs in the treatment area are knobbly, this can cause the skin to heat up too quickly, as well as insufficient penetration of the energy into the depth. An added bonus is the fact that the safe and painless procedure is achieved in “In motion” mode, where the tip is continuously glided over the skin. With unshaven skin, this movement will not be as comfortable as it should be.

Between two treatments, remove the hairs only by shaving or trimming. Don’t worry – your hairs won’t get rough and dark, and they won’t get thick. On the contrary – already after the first procedure they will not only become thinner, but also finer and with much slower growth.

For the procedure to be effective, the hair must be connected to its root. The reason is that the laser light is absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft, conducted to the root, there converted into strong heat and destroys the follicle. If the hairs are soon plucked, there is no root. And if there is no root – there is no effect. So forget the tweezers!

You can use a razor or a trimmer (also a pair of scissors for the facial areas), but never a depilatory cream. It contains an acid that damages the skin and can cause a reaction with the laser. If you have used such a cream for the area to be treated, wait at least 7 days before the procedure. And be sure to tell the therapist to keep it in mind.

Why should we be careful with the sun and the solarium before and after a procedure?

It is absolutely forbidden to expose the treated area to the sun (solarium), at least 3 days before and after the procedure.

Do not visit a tanning salon or use any form of artificial tanning for a minimum of two weeks (or as long as possible) in the period.

The medical grade alexandrite hair removal laser targets the melanin in the hair shaft with very strong energy. When there is as much melanin in the skin as there is in the hair (or more), pigmentation or burns can be caused.

Lotions and scrubs - why avoid them?

On the day of your laser hair removal, do not apply lotions or other cosmetics to the area. Each cosmetic has a different content, and sometimes acids, alcohol or other substances are included in its composition. They can cause an unpleasant skin reaction during or after laser hair removal. If you come with cosmetics applied, we will lose time for removal. Best take a shower and come with completely clear skin.

Do not use exfoliants 10 days before and after laser hair removal. Any exfoliation causes mini injuries to the skin, which can lead to unpleasant reactions after the hair removal procedure. Such are, for example, irritations, dryness or a stretching sensation, and sometimes even burning. So spare your skin and leave a longer period between the two treatments.

Apply at least SPF 50 photoprotection to the treated area every day during the entire hair removal course. This will keep the area from blackening and burning.

Refrain from using irritating substances in the treatment area before and after the procedure!

What else to consider before hair removal?

Consult your specialist if you have had aesthetic injections in the treated area in the last 6 months!

If we have tattoos, it is mandatory to cover them with special patches before the procedure to avoid burning. Dark tattoos absorb a large amount of laser energy due to the specific dyes they are made with

The therapist should do a test before the procedure itself!

For the treatments to be optimally effective, it is advisable to strictly observe the intervals between the individual laser treatments.

Areas such as arms, intimate, back and breasts are epilated at 6-7 weeks, legs and arms at 8-9 weeks, face at 4 weeks.

The indicated time intervals for hair removal of individual areas are valid for the equipment and procedures that are done in the Impulse laser hair removal studio!


Postpone laser hair removal in pregnancy, breastfeeding, varicose veins, open wounds, skin infections, herpes, intake of photosensitizing drugs, e.g. tetracyclines and quinolones, sulfonamides, some antidepressants, etc.

A successful course of laser hair removal is one that leaves the skin visibly smooth. And we remember that we can not treat transparent hairs and moss, as well as gray nursing hairs. The reason for this is that they do not have melanin, which is why you need to start your laser hair removal on time.

For maximum effect, seek a detailed and completely free consultation with our specialists before starting a course of laser hair removal. Don’t hide anything from them that affects your hair removal. Be sure to tell us if you take any medications regularly or if you use any creams of a medical nature. Our expert team will give you the best individual advice on how to prepare and what to expect.

If you still have questions or hesitations, give us a call. the team will help you with consultation