- Avoid the sun 4-6 weeks before and after treatment. Irritated skin may be more
susceptible to injury. Avoiding sun will give you the best results! NO sunless tanners,
please remove any sunless tan before the treatment date. If treated within 1 week of active
(natural sunlight or tanning booth) you may develop hypo-pigmentation (white spots)
after treatment and this may not clear for 2-3 months or longer.
- Legacy Laser Hair Removal may ask you to stop any topical medications or skin care
products 3-5 days prior to treatment.
- You MUST avoid bleaching, plucking or waxing hair for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment.
The melanin-containing hair must be present in the follicle as it is the “target” for the
- If you have a history of perioral or genital herpes simplex virus, Legacy Laser Hair
Removal may recommend prophylactic antiviral therapy. Follow directions for your
particular antiviral medication.
- The skin is cleaned and shaved prior to treatment. The use of topical anesthetics is optional.
- When treating the upper lip, the teeth may be protected with moist white gauze. The gauze
also serves to support the lip during treatment, allowing the surface to push against it.
- The DCD (cryogen cooling device), will be used with the laser to cool the skin during
- Safety considerations are important during the laser procedure. Protective eyewear will be
worn by the patient and all personnel in the treatment room during the procedure to reduce
the chance of damage to the eye. In addition, Lexington Laser Hair Removal will take all the
precautions to ensure your safety.
- Immediately after treatment, there should be erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) of
each hair follicle in the treatment site, which may last up to 2 hours, or longer. The
erythema may last up to 2-3 days. The treated area will feel like a sunburn for a few
hours after treatment.
- Legacy Laser Hair Removal may use an optional cooling method after treatment to
ensure your comfort.
- A topical soothing skin care product such as aloe vera gel may be applied following
treatment. Makeup can be used right after as long as the skin is not irritated.
- Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation (darker
pigmentation). Use sunblock (SPF 30+) throughout the course of treatment.
- Avoid picking or scratching the treated area. Do not use any other hair removal
treatment products or similar treatment products or similar treatments ( waxing,
electrolysis or tweezing) that will disturb the hair follicle in the treatment area for 4-6
weeks after the laser treatment is performed. Shaving is the preferred method.
- After the axillae (underarms) are treated, you may wish to use a powder instead of a
deodorant for 24-hours after treatment to reduce skin irritation.
- Anywhere from 10-21 days after the treatment, shedding of the treated area
appears as new hair growth. This is NOT new hair growth. You can clean and remove
hair by washing or wiping the area with a washcloth or loofa sponge.
- There are no restrictions on bathing except to treat the skin gently as if you had a
sunburn, for the first 24 hours. Refrain from hot tub or sauna for 2-3 days after
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours after treatment.
- Call Legacy Laser Hair Removal at (859) 286-9016 with any questions or concerns
you may have.