Can you wax while having laser hair removal?
No, we would recommend you stop waxing at least 4 weeks before your first session of laser hair removal.
For laser to work your follicles must contain hair, because waxing removes the entire hair from the follicle if you were to wax and remove all your hair and then have a laser treatment it would be completely ineffective.
Excess hair on the surface of the skin must be removed before each session but we would recommend you only shave or use hair removal cream to remove this.
If you are thinking about starting a course of laser hair removal it’s best to stop waxing, plucking or epilating as all of these methods remove the entire hair from the follicle 4-6 weeks before your first session.
For the duration of your course we would recommend you shave 24 hours before or use hair removal cream 48 hours before each one of your sessions.
At the end of your course you may notice you have some fine blond hairs left in your treatment area, these hairs are fine to wax if needed. As laser does not respond to blond, grey or red hairs these hairs will remain after your full course of treatment. For the majority of people any light fluffy regrowth that may remain can simply be shaved every once in a while or maintained by waxing. We would always recommend that if this growth is brown or black that you have a maintenance laser session to reduce it.
We would always advise doing 2-3 top ups a year in order to maintain your results, this however depends on the person. When you have a course of laser hair removal with us we will assess your results along the way and be able to advise on top ups as and when you may need them.
Laser hair removal gives much longer lasting results than waxing, over time strong stubborn hair reduces and issues like ingrown hairs or irritated skin are a thing of the past. If you would like to find out more please contact us today.