Laser hair removal treatment should not be performed during the periods of pregnancy and breastfeeding or on individuals suffering from cancer. The remission period, after which laser hair removal can be safely performed, should last on average around 5 years, and this is still conditional upon receiving consent of the treating physician, issued after a medical consultation.
People taking light-sensitizing / hormonal drugs (vitamin A – retinoids, isotretinoin) should maintain a minimum of a 6-month gap between the end of drug therapy and the first session of laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is not recommended in case of individuals suffering from any skin conditions, such as psoriasis, vitiligo.
Individuals struggling with the problem of ingrowing hair as well as accompanying symptoms, such as swelling, redness, irritation, inflammation can use laser hair removal treatments. This method proves to be very effective in combating this condition!
In general, it is not recommended to individuals who are diagnosed with epilepsy to undergo laser hair removal treatments. However, the procedure may be carried out in a safe way if customer and personnel are properly educated.
Taking any light-sensitive substances such as St John’s wort or calendula must be discontinued at least 1 week prior to the hair removal session.
The laser hair removal should not be performed on tanned skin. The laser hair removal session can be performed no sooner than 4-6 weeks after the skin has been tanned (by which time the tan should have faded). The reason behind this is that darkened skin surface creates a competitive target for the light energy of the laser (the other competing target being the colour in the hair). In case darker skin surface major part of laser energy will be absorbed by the skin surface instead of by the bulb of the hair follicle, which is where the light energy should be concentrated to ensure effective treatment.
In addition, the laser beam affects our skin for around 2 weeks after the session, this means that it is NOT RECOMMENDED to expose the areas that have been subjected to laser treatment to sun (or artificial tanning methods) for the period of 3 weeks following laser treatment.
Failure to observe these instructions may result in skin burns or long-lasting skin discoloration.