Before & After Laser Hair Removal
Before SHR Treatment:
SHR works best during the active anagen growth phase hence no plucking, tweezing or waxing minimum 3 weeks prior to treatment. MUST only shave all areas one night before treatment.
Fake tans minimum 1 week before treatment, must not have any remaining residue at time of appointment to avoid potential burns or irritation.
Skin from direct sun exposure for 2 weeks prior treatment.
SHR in the brazilian or bikini area will not be performed during a menstruation cycle
Please use the sanitising wipes and tissues provided in the SHR room prior to treatment
SHR After Care
1. No Means No
No pools, spas, saunas, or exercising for atleast 24hrs. Hair follicles are prone to sensitivity after treatment hence these activities can potentially allow chlorine and/or bacteria to irritate the skin
No direct sun exposure for 2 weeks post treatment. SHR can potentially cause photosensitivity resulting in sun damage.
No plucking, tweezing or waxing in between treatments. The hair will naturally dislodge from the follicle. SHR works best when hair is at the active anagen growth phase hence by plucking, tweezing or waxing treatment will not work.
7 days before shaving however best to shave only one night before treatment
4 weeks to wax, tweeze or use depilatory creams
5-7 days before applying fake tan
Avoid potential sun damage by applying a broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen.
If treated areas are sensitive after treatment, Skinstitute Laser Aid or Bepanthen Antiseptic Cream is recommended 1-2 times a day for 3 days for antibacterial support and to avoid, reduce or treat any redness, sensitivity or irritation.
3 days after with an aha or bha based exfoliant to encourage hair to expel from the follicle and to help prevent them from becoming an ingrown hair.