Learn How to Prepare for Your First Laser Hair Removal Session


Embarking on the journey of laser hair removal can be both exciting and a little daunting, especially if it's your first time. At VCI Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL, Dr. Eugene Tanquilut and his team use the cutting-edge Fotona laser for hair removal, ensuring a comfortable and effective treatment for getting rid of unwanted hair. To help you prepare for your first laser hair removal session, Dr. Tanquilut has answered some common questions and provided essential tips for a smooth experience.

What is Fotona laser hair removal, and why is it recommended?

Fotona laser hair removal stands out for its innovative approach to targeting and eliminating hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin. This method is highly recommended due to its precision, effectiveness, and reduced discomfort compared to other hair removal techniques. Its versatility makes it suitable for a wide range of skin types and hair colors, ensuring that more people can benefit from this advanced treatment.

What should I expect during my first laser hair removal treatment?

Understanding what to expect during your first laser hair removal treatment can help ease any concerns. The Fotona laser system is renowned for its efficacy in removing unwanted hair with minimal discomfort. During your initial visit, a consultation will occur, during which Dr. Tanquilut will assess your skin and hair type, discuss your goals, and develop a personalized treatment plan. It's a perfect opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the process.

How can I prepare for my laser hair removal session?

Proper preparation is key to maximizing the effectiveness of your hair removal session. Here are some steps to take before your appointment:

  • Avoid sun exposure: Tanned or sunburned skin can complicate the laser hair removal process.
  • Stop plucking and waxing: These methods remove the hair from the root, which is needed for the laser to target effectively.
  • Shave the area: Shaving before your appointment leaves the hair shaft intact below the surface, which is necessary for the laser to work.

Following these preparation steps can lead to a more successful treatment and optimal results. Remember, the goal is to make the session as effective as possible.

Why should I shave before my laser hair removal?

Shaving the treatment area 24 – 48 hours before your session is highly recommended. Here are some of the reasons why saving can help enhance your experience:

  • Reduces discomfort: Shaving minimizes the risk of burning the hair above the skin's surface, which can cause additional discomfort.
  • Enhances laser effectiveness: The laser can more easily target the hair follicles when the hair is short and close to the skin.
  • Prevents skin irritation: Shaving beforehand helps avoid irritation that could be caused by the laser targeting longer hairs.

Shaving is an essential step in your pre-treatment routine, ensuring a smoother process and better results from your laser hair removal session.

Remove unwanted hair

Preparation for a laser hair removal treatment doesn't have to be complicated. Dr. Eugene Tanquilut and the skilled team at VCI Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL are here to guide you through each step, ensuring a comfortable and effective experience. Remember, the goal is to rid yourself of unwanted hair smoothly and efficiently, and by following these guidelines, you're on the right path. Should you have any questions or wish to schedule your first session, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Tanquilut's team. Your journey towards smoother, hair-free skin starts here.

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