Lightsheer Laser Hair Removal Pretreatment Instructions
To ensure the most successful laser treatment, please read and follow these instructions:
Please inform the Nurse of any medications you may be taking, including Accutane. Also inform the nurse if you are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant.
Hair must be shaved prior to treatment with LightSheer in the area being treated. Shaving gel and a fresh razor work well. Try to shave as close as possible. It takes approximately 1-3 weeks for the hair to fall out. The patient will notice minimal hair regrowth (usually) for one to four weeks. Usually after approximately 4-6 weeks (faces) and 6-8 weeks (bodies), the patient will have adequate regrowth for another treatment.
Do not pluck or wax 4-6 weeks prior to treatment.
If you have tan skin, please wait until your tan fades before your treatment. This will ensure the best treatment with the highest accuracy.
For patients with a history of 1-2 cold sores annually and are having hair removal treatments around the lip area are recommended to take anti-viral medication for 24 hours prior to treatment, and for 24-48 hours after treatment. Please speak to the laser nurse regarding this.