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Laser Hair Removal Aftercare & Top Tips.

Updated: Nov 28, 2020

At KJ Cosmetics we want to ensure that your laser hair removal treatment reaches its full potential!


We have put together some top tips on how to prepare yourself and your body for your treatment, everything from how to manage your aftercare down to how to prepare for you laser hair removal treatment!


Top 5 Laser Hair Removal Preparation Tips

  1. Before your treatment you will need to shave we suggest within 12 hours before your treatment. This will remove the top layer of hair growth which will avoid any stinging during the procedure. Laser is different to waxing and epilating where you need need to see the outer growth of the hair to remove it.

  2. Its vital that you are free of any fake tan and it’s important not to undergo sun or tanning bed exposure before your laser treatment. Wear a high factor SPF and keep the skin moisturised. The reason tanning can cause a problem is because we suit your treatment to your skin level using the Fitzpatrick Scale. If you have tanned your skin this will alter your level and change how successful the treatment is for you. Please talk to our team if you are unsure.

  3. The most important rule of all! Do not wax, pluck or epilate before your laser hair removal treatment. The laser needs to penetrate the hair bed and it still need to be there. Shaving is acceptable as this does not eliminate the hair follicle beneath the surface of the skin.

  4. The day of your treatment make sure your skin Is clean, dry and free from any cosmetics, lotions or deodorants.

  5. Wear loose clothing to your appointment so that you can easily expose the areas to be treated and feel comfortable after the session.


Top Laser Hair Removal Aftercare Tips

  1. Once you have had a laser hair removal treatment do not wax, pluck or epillate any hair on the area that was treated. This can disrupt the growing process and stimulate the hair follicle, leading to potential regrowth In that area.

  2. Exfoliating the area when any redness has subsided is a great way to keep your skin soft and flawless and see the real effects of the laser treatment.

  3. Please avoid hot baths, showers or steam rooms for at least 48 hours, post-treatment.

  4. Use a vitamin E cream or oil this will help to soothe and soften the skin.

  5. Avoid direct sunlight for at least two to four weeks following your treatment.

  6. You may wish to avoid any cosmetics or lotions on your face that may cause irritation.

  7. Avoid the use of deodorants for at least three days after your treatment, to avoid irritation of the skin.

  8. Itching is a rare side effect of laser hair removal. However, if this occurs, it’s important not to scratch the affected area as this can break the skin, causing a scab which could lead to scarring.

  9. Avoiding excessive exercise for up to 48 hours following treatment will minimise any irritation.


A good laser hair removal treatment is not all about the treatment the most effective way to make your treatment last is to have good laser hair preperation and great aftercare!

KJ Cosmetics have a award winning laser that is the most effective way to permanently reduce excess hair but our team believe that brilliant aftercare by our clients can ensure and maintain a flawless finish.


Check out our Laser Clinic Treatment Page for more information on the laser and the packages we can offer!


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