Like any procedure, laser hair removal should not be undertaken without a thorough examination of the risks, benefits, costs, and success rates. Before scheduling an appointment, you should discuss with your clinician the factors that determine whether you are a good candidate for Laser hair removal.
This initial meeting generally includes a review of your medical history. Be candid about your medical history and any condition you may have or had as well as any medications you're taking. There are important considerations before undergoing any medical procedure.
Before the procedure, the clinician will also generally take photographs of the area where treatment is being sought. These will most likely be taken from different angles and will be used for before-and-after assessments of the laser hair removal.
The clinician should also engage in a thorough discussion of risks, benefits and expectations. He or she should explain to you what laser hair removal can and can't offer and what you should expect the results to be. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
Be aware: you cannot undergo laser hair removal if you have a tan from sun exposure or sunless tanning products; you must wait until the tan completely fades. Make sure you let the technician know if you've recently tanned. That's because a tan increases the risk of blistering and discoloration after treatment. To be on the safe side, you should avoid sun exposure four to six weeks before treatment.
Two to three days before having laser hair removal, you should shave the area to be treated and allow stubble to grow back. Don't wax or pluck the hair, or undergo electrolysis three weeks before treatment.