Before Laser Treatment | 17 August 2019

Can I take Ibuprofen before laser hair removal?

We would recommend that you do not take Ibuprofen before your laser hair removal session, there is a possibility that this medication may cause bruising after your treatment. We would ask that you stop taking any products containing Ibuprofen 48 hours before your session, this time will allow the body to flush out this medication so that it won’t affect the outcome of your treatment. If you experience bruising after laser please know that this is a very temporary reaction and your skin will return to normal after a few days. We would recommend lightly massaging the area using Arnica cream a few days after to treatment to help with this.

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Ibuprofen before laser hair removal

Medication and laser hair removal

Some medications may cause your skin to become photosensitive, this basically means if you are taking them your skin will be sensitive to light. As we are using light and heat when we are performing laser it is important that we do not perform any treatments if you are taking medications that may cause your skin to be sensitive to it, doing so may result in pigmentation on your skin.

Most medications that are taken to treat Acne cause photo sensitivity and it is not possible to have laser while taking these. There are recommended time frames that you would have to wait until we could safely proceed with treatment. To find out more about laser if you are taking medication please contact us and let us know the name of the medication you are taking so that we can advise you on how long you would need to wait. It is super important that all medications you may be taking are disclosed to us so that we can safely and effectively perform your treatments.

Just to recap we do not recommend you take Ibuprofen before laser hair removal as it may lead to bruising.

If you have any questions or are concerned about any medications you may be taking contact our friendly team so that they can check them for you.


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