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Preparing for Laser Hair Removal: Tips and Guidelines

Laser Hair Removal

In the quest for smooth, hair-free skin, many find themselves trying different options. Laser hair removal is favored for its precision and longevity and can be the ideal choice for anyone who is tired of shaving or waxing.

At Mynx Aesthetik in Tacoma, WA, we specialize in laser hair removal, offering a sophisticated approach to hair reduction. Our expertise lies in preparing you meticulously for the treatment and guiding you through the aftercare process for a smooth experience. If you’re considering this treatment, we can give you essential tips and guidelines to make sure you’re well-informed and ready for your first session.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a technique designed to diminish unwanted hair by targeting hair follicles with concentrated light. Unlike traditional methods, this approach offers a longer-lasting solution to the often tedious task of hair removal. Our laser hair removal services can be customized to your unique skin and hair type for a more effective and personalized experience.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

During this treatment, the laser projects a precise wavelength of light that’s absorbed by the hair’s natural pigment. This absorption process turns the light into thermal energy, which impairs the hair follicles’ ability to regrow hair. Leveraging the Elite iQ device, we blend patient comfort with peak effectiveness. This advanced equipment, with its dual-wavelength capability, not only targets and diminishes unwanted hair but also addresses various other skin issues.

Hair Growth Cycles and How They Can Impact Treatment

Understanding hair growth cycles is the first step in understanding the effectiveness of laser hair removal. Hair grows in distinct phases, going from active to regressing to resting. The laser is most effective during the active growth phase. Because of this, multiple sessions will always be necessary to target hairs at different stages of growth. We meticulously plan your treatment schedule to align with these cycles, enhancing the long-term success of your hair removal.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

  • Face and Neck: Delicate areas like the face and neck require precision, and laser hair removal offers just that, providing a cleaner and smoother appearance.
  • Chest: Hair reduction on the chest is sought after for both aesthetic and comfort reasons, making laser treatment a preferred choice for lasting smoothness.
  • Abdomen: Laser hair removal for the abdomen area is a preferred method for those seeking a long-term solution to unwanted hair in this area.
  • Back: Targeting the back for hair removal can be challenging, but with laser technology, this process becomes manageable and effective.
  • Arms: Professional laser hair removal for the arms is a convenient solution for those desiring a long-lasting hair-free appearance without the hassle of frequent shaving or waxing.
  • Underarms: For a clean and carefree feel, hair reduction in the underarms through laser treatment is an efficient choice, favored for its durability and effectiveness.
  • Bikini Line: Bikini laser hair removal is a sensitive endeavor where precision and care are paramount. This treatment is less painful than waxing, longer lasting, and doesn’t come with ingrown hairs or razor burn.
  • Legs: Long-term smoothness on the legs is easily achievable with laser hair removal, making it a sought-after alternative to the routine of shaving or waxing.

Pre-Treatment Guidelines for Laser Hair Removal


Before beginning your laser hair removal treatment, we will have you set up a consultation with us. This is where we assess your skin and hair type, discuss your aesthetic goals, and plan a treatment course that fits you.

Skincare Routine Adjustments

Adjusting your skincare regimen can be important when preparing for a laser hair removal service. We recommend increasing sun protection and pausing certain products and treatments, like chemical peels, that could sensitize the skin so that your skin is in an optimal condition for the laser.

Hair Management Before Your Treatment

Proper hair management is important for achieving the best laser hair removal results. Prior to treatment, you will be able to shave.  However, methods like waxing or tweezing, which remove hair from the root, should be avoided to ensure the laser has a target to focus on during the session. 

Preparation for the Day Before

On the eve of your laser hair removal session, we will likely have you shave the treatment area, providing a clean canvas for the laser. Avoid exfoliating your skin or using any harsh or irritating ingredients.

Preparation for the Day of Treatment

When the day arrives for your professional laser hair removal, comfort is key. Wear loose clothing to avoid irritation post-treatment, and arrive with clean skin, devoid of any makeup, creams, or fragrances.

Post-treatment Care

After your laser hair removal treatment, nurturing your skin is important as it may be sensitive. Use gentle skincare, avoid sun exposure, and apply soothing aloe vera to mitigate any temporary irritation, fostering an optimal recovery environment.

What to Expect From Results

You will need to wait some time for your laser hair removal results. While hair can begin falling out in the days and weeks after your first treatment, the full benefits will be seen over the course of several sessions. Remember, each treatment incrementally contributes to a smoother, hair-free future.

Learn More About Laser Hair Removal With a Consultation

Smooth, hair-free skin is possible with laser hair removal. At Mynx Aesthetik in Tacoma, WA, we love guiding our patients through this process. With our expert approach and attentive care, we aim to provide you with results that not only meet but exceed your expectations.

If you’re ready to take the next step, we’re here to assist you. Feel free to reach out to us through our online form or give us a call at (253) 202-3755.