What to Expect During Your First Laser Hair Removal Session

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There's no denying that having smooth, virtually hair-free skin can be a confidence booster. But if you've never had laser hair removal before, you may be wondering what to expect.

Below, Dr. Ryan Schuering and his team of trained providers share what you need to know about your first laser hair removal session in Tequesta, FL. Call Spyglass Dermatology to book an appointment and get started on your journey today.

Step one: The consultation

A consultation is the first step in the laser hair removal process. During this appointment, our professionals will examine the treatment areas and determine your candidacy for laser treatment. We want to ensure that our cutting-edge technology is suitable for your skin and hair type.

At Spyglass Dermatology, we believe in open communication and want our patients to feel comfortable and informed throughout their experience. This is why we take the time to discuss your goals, as well as provide detailed information about what to expect.

Step two: Preparation

Following these guidelines before treatment can make laser hair removal safer and more effective:

  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds: Too much UV exposure increases the risk of complications and can make laser procedures less effective. Stay out of the sun for at least two weeks before your session.
  • Stop plucking or waxing: These methods remove the hair follicle, which is what the laser targets. It's better to switch to shaving instead. We may also ask you to shave the treatment area the day before your appointment.
  • Skip the creams and lotions: Avoid using any products that could cause irritation, including perfumes, deodorants, and lotions. Red or irritated skin is not eligible for laser treatment.

Step three: Laser treatment

Dr. Schuering and his team of providers in Tequesta, FL perform laser hair removal in a safe and comfortable environment. We use top-of-the-line technology that effectively targets hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin.

During this time, you may experience a sensation like a rubber band snapping against your skin. This discomfort is temporary and we'll do everything possible to make you feel comfortable.

The length of your appointment depends on the size of the treatment area. For example, underarm hair removal may take less than 15 minutes, while larger areas like the back or legs may take up to an hour. Once the session is over, we'll provide detailed aftercare instructions to follow at home.

Step four: Aftercare

Following your first laser hair removal session, it's normal to have some redness and swelling in the treatment area. This typically resolves within a few hours to a day. You'll need to protect your skin from direct UV exposure and use sunscreen when spending time outdoors.

Most patients require multiple sessions at our office for optimal results. We recommend scheduling follow-up appointments every 4 – 6 weeks to achieve long-lasting hair reduction.

Get virtually hair-free skin with laser hair removal

We understand that laser hair removal may seem intimidating at first. But with Spyglass Dermatology, you can feel confident knowing that you're in the hands of professionals who prioritize your safety and comfort.

Are you ready to ditch your razor and say goodbye to painful waxing in Tequesta, FL? Call now to meet with Dr. Ryan Schuering and his team of trained providers. Get smoother skin today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.