Laser Hair Removal
- The best way to minimize the risk of side effects is to avoid UV exposure for 7 days pre- and post- treatment. If you must be under the sun, please make sure to apply sunscreen as many times as you can throughout the day on the areas that have been lasered.
- If you are on or are around your menstrual cycle, the appointment will have to be held off until at least a few days after you’re off your period. Our hormones are not as balanced on our period as they are normally. Doing laser on your period will be a lot less effective to a point where there’s a possibility that you won’t see the proper results.
- The area to be treated must be clean-shaven at the most 5 hours before the appointment. You can shave the night before or if you have an evening appointment, you can shave the morning of your appointment. Unshaven clients will be rescheduled if there’s a lot to shave. If I have to shave any areas that were missed (minus the lower area of the Brazilian or the upper back), you will be charged a fee according to the amount of time spent shaving and the areas shaved. There is a fee for rescheduling due to not being shaven. This will be discussed if needed when you come in.
- Clients should come to appointments clean. Please make sure you have cleaned yourself down there. If you are coming from work, please ask to use the washroom where you will find baby wipes.
- Clients should not apply deodorant to their underarms before getting laser hair removal done on them. Clients should also not apply any make up or moisturizer anywhere else on their body before receiving hair removal. If you have anything on, please ask for a baby wipe to remove the product. Laser is not as effective when you have an overlying barrier on the skin.
Download the Laser Pre and Post Care file for more laser hair removal care instructions.
- Try not to have a heavy meal or consume alcohol. If possible, limit caffeine too. Being too full or too wired might make it difficult for you to relax and get comfortable. Go light instead; if you haven’t had anything in a while, bring a light snack with you to have before or after your treatment.
- Take time to continue resting instead of jumping up and running off to some activity. It's especially good to take a nap, which allows the body to continue receiving the benefits of the treatments.
- Take it easy and don’t do anything too strenuous right after spending time at the spa. Otherwise you may find yourself becoming lightheaded.
- As always, drink lots of water after your treatment.
- Avoid using any exfoliation products at least 2-3 days before your facial. If you have used glycolic acid or retinol on your face, please give it at least 4-5 days before you go to your esthetician for a facial. The same goes for if you have got a microdermabrasion or ultrasonic exfoliation done. The reason for this is because at a spa, an esthetician will be using products like an exfoliant to remove dead skin cells. Over use of exfoliants can cause your skin to get irritated, over-sensitized and even swell/tear.
- Please remove all make up before coming in for a facial. Note that the time put into taking off your make up is time being taken away from the facial experience itself.
- Do not get any intensive facial the day of or even a few days before a big event. This is especially for sensitive skin types. If you absolutely must, go for a facial you have done and trust already.
- Do not wax or shave your face beforehand at least 24-48 hours, depending on how your skin reacts. Shaving or waxing will allow for a very uncomfortable experience that could include tingling and stinging. You can also break out or it could cause the skin to tear.
- Beware of certain medications like Tretinoin and Accutane at least 3 months before getting a facial. These medicines thin out our skin and getting an intensive facial performed can damage the skin.
- Come as you are. Do your regular skin care regimen as you would but do not do anything in excess. It’s best to see how your skin looks everyday so the Esthetician can make suggestions or recommendations if needed.
- If you are prone to breakouts, do some very light exfoliation at home after your facial to stop excess oil from building up again. Always moisturize your face. Moisturizing your face will stop your skin from bringing out its natural oil. Our skin likes to protect us and when you’re not moisturizing, more oil is being built.
- Be absolutely honest with your skin conditions. Remember, the Esthetician is not there to judge, but help. If there is anything you do not like or do like, speak up. The Esthetician will love to make your experience one you’ll want to come back for.
- To get the most out of your facial, avoid the following:
- Heavy make up (we understand sometimes it is absolutely needed, for example, a party, but try to go a little light)
- UV Exposure from sun and tanning beds (put on lots of sunscreen)
- Steaming, hot sauna, gym or anything that will make you break a sweat
- Avoid picking at your skin
- Bring an extra bra and underwear for your appointment, as you will be taking a shower once the treatment has been completed.
- Reschedule if you have any broken or sunburnt skin.
- Do not eat a heavy meal before coming in for your appointment.
- Do not apply any products on your skin before coming in. This will help penetrate the products better.
- Wait at least 24 hours before exposing your skin to the sun, tanning beds or infrared lights. Apply lots of sunscreen.
- Do not exercise immediately following the treatment. Sweating can cause irritation.
- Slight redness of the skin after an exfoliation is absolutely normal and should disappear within a few hours.
- Do not take a shower for several hours after your appointment so that the topical creams applied can continue to work.
- Drink plenty of water for the next 48 hours.
- Avoid alcohol, caffeine or fizzy drinks for the next 24 hours after the treatment.