Undergoing laser hair removal is a serious commitment requiring thorough research on protecting your skin before and after the treatments. Many people make the mistake of head-diving into laser sessions without any prior knowledge and guidelines. It can invite several mishaps and complications during and after your treatment. 

After you have decided to undergo laser hair removal, book an appointment with a professional for personalized information on how you should proceed with it. At Bionix Clinic, our team of experts offers all-rounded advice and answers to all your queries and concerns to make your treatments comfortable and stress-free.

Here are a few pre and post-treatment guidelines for a smooth laser hair removal journey. 


Pre-Treatment Care:

4 Weeks Before the Treatment:

  • Avoid waxing, tweezing, plucking, and hair removal chemicals at least 4 weeks before your laser treatment. They might disrupt the hair follicle and render your treatment ineffective to a great extent. 
  • Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure, but, to be safe, you must discontinue your Accutane treatment a month before the session. 
  • Avoid receiving any kinds of natural or synthetic fillers in the area to be treated 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. 
  • Avoid bleaching your hair at least 4 weeks before the session for optimal results. 


2 Weeks Before the Treatment:

  • Avoid direct sunlight at all costs during this period. Religiously wear sunscreen in the daytime! Wear sunglasses and protect your body through full-length clothing to avoid getting a tan. 
  • Stay away from spray tans, tanning beds, and other self-tanning products. 
  • Apply a strong sunblock (at least SPF 50) when stepping out for daytime activities. In case of hot weather, reapply your sunscreen after every few hours. 
  • Avoid getting chemical peels or any cosmetic surgery in the treatment area for safety reasons. 
  • Talk to a professional if you are on any medication. Certain antibiotics can increase the skin’s sensitivity to the heat and light of the laser. It is best to contact your clinic beforehand and let them guide you about it, and schedule your session accordingly. 
  • You may want to switch up your skincare routine in the week following the session. Avoid all products containing AHA/BHA, retinoids, and salicylic acid, as they can make your skin sensitive. 

1 Day Before the Treatment:

  • Cleanly shave the areas to be treated, and do not use any other hair removal method. 
  • On the day of treatment, remove any make-up, sunscreen, lotion, or perfume you might be wearing before the session. 
  • Avoid drinking alcohol a day before your session.

Post-Treatment Care:

1 Day After the Treatment:

  • Wear oversized, airy clothing to avoid friction on the treated area and apply a soothing gel to minimize discomfort or irritation.
  • Ensure the treated area stays dry and clean, and keep yourself hydrated.
  • Avoid saunas, hot baths, steam rooms, spas, and excessive exercise at least 48 hours after the treatment. 
  • Don’t apply fragrances or perfumes to the treated area to avoid discolouration or irritation.

2 Weeks After the Treatment:

  • Avoid exposing the treated area to direct sunlight to save it from hyperpigmentation.
  • Exfoliate the treated areas 2-3 times weekly to encourage hair shedding. 
  • Continue to avoid tanning products during this period.
  • You may resume chemical peels and other cosmetic procedures two weeks after the treatment. 
  • Use a sunblock with SPF 50 and zinc for at least two weeks after the session. 
  • Do not wax or tweeze the area until after a week of the treatment, as it may irritate the skin.
  • Do not apply deodorants for a week if you get your armpits lasered.
  • Avoid going to the pool or getting your skin in contact with chlorine or other chemicals.  


4 Weeks After the Treatment:

  • Carefully observe the hair regrowth that may occur at different rates on different body parts, and consult your physician if you notice anything abnormal. 
  • Don’t schedule another session less than 4-6 weeks after your laser treatment. 


Getting laser treatments has become one of the most popular spa trends in 2022. It will turn your dream of soft and smooth skin into a reality. Our clinic is a hub of advanced aesthetic technology coupled with an experienced team to deliver the best results for you. Contact us today to book an appointment for your laser treatment!


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