If you are interested in laser hair removal in Fort Collins, there are ways you can better prepare for the procedure. The first step when considering this type of treatment is to set an appointment with your Fort Collins Northern Colorado Laser and Skin clinic. Your first visit should be a consultation to review medical history, discuss potential risks and see just what laser hair removal can do for you.

Leading up to the day of your actual procedure, you should avoid sunbathing and stay away from tanning salons. A tan increases the risk of side effects, like skin lightening for example. So it is best if you wait until your tan completely fades before having the laser treatment. Some experts recommend staying out of the sun for six weeks before the treatment.

You should also avoid waxing, plucking and other methods of hair removal in the weeks leading up to laser hair removal. These methods of hair removal can disturb the hair follicle and interfere with the laser procedure. And while shaving is acceptable, it is recommended you leave enough hair for the laser to target. So don’t shave for a few days before the laser treatment.

After the procedure, you might notice swelling or redness in the areas where you had hair removed. It is recommended you apply ice to the treated area if necessary. After your laser hair removal treatment, avoid sun exposure, both natural and tanning beds.

When you have decided laser hair removal is for you, give us a call.