Post # 1
I know that I could ask my technician this question, but she is so consistently booked that it is ridiculously hard to get ahold of her. Luckily I can book my actual appointments online.
I have a “consultation” scheduled for laser hair removal in a couple of weeks. Based on what I’ve read online, it looks like I am an ideal candidate for the procedure. My question is pretty simple. How much hair should I have when I go to the consultation? Do they need to examine it with a little length (like waxing)? Or should it be shaved?
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I’d had it done. I’d probably go in with a little stubble just so they can see what they’re working with. I went in the fall for my consultation and had mine done in the winter so i was wearing pants anyways.
When you go to the appointments they’ll most likely want it to be recently shaved. If it’s not, mine has disposible razors and will go over it real quick. (This is mostly follow-up appointments when the hairs are thin and light.)
Post # 3
I have. It’s the best thing ever! Let it grow out when they examine it so they can see how much hair there is, how thick it is, and how dark it is. All play a factor in price and how many treatments you would need.
Post # 4
I’ve done it on my legs. As I recall, you should shave before you get it done. That being said, ask the technician. It does work, especially if your hair is dark and your skin is light. The hair does start to regrow, though. (It’s not as permanent as electrolysis.). I did it about ten years ago. I didn’t have to shave my legs for years, but I’ve started to shave again. I guess it’s time for a touch up…
Post # 4
No but I want to buy an at home laser hair removal device. much more budget friendly, but i can’t speak for its effectiveness.
Post # 5
I have had it done.
I randomly dropped in for a consult and my hair was stubbly at the time. They just need to see what you’re working with to determine how many treatments you may need.
Its honestly the best thing you’ll ever do for yourself.
Post # 6
For the consultation, they will be going over your medical history and asking you questions regarding your skin. At my initial consult, I didn’t have any procedures done– but the dermatoligist I go to is rather thorough. I selected the package I wanted to purchase and she gave me tips on how to prep my skin for the first treatment.
Shaving/waxing shouldn’t be an issue– just don’t tweeze the area you want done, as laser hair removal is only successful if they can zap that hair follicle.
Post # 7
Alright, stubble it is! Thanks ladies! I’m so excited!
I’m just so sick of the ingrowns that show up on my underarms. It makes me never want to shave!
Post # 8
I have and I adore the results. A little stubble is required for the procedure itself but it would probably be suitable for the consultation also.
Post # 9
I’ve had it done but never had a seperate consult (it was just a longer first appointment) so I shaved the night before.
I’m also an ideal candidate (super pale with dark brown hair) however I had about 10 appointments and then just gave up on it (too expensive and I thought 10 appts should have done the trick so I felt like I was wasting my money). Now I have about 30% of the hair left so at least it’s not hard to wax/shave myself. It hurts in a different way than waxing does but isn’t terrible.
Post # 10
I work at a salon and spa doing their marketing, and they offer laser hair removal. Basically you just need enough hair there so the technician can see what they are working with, as said. Because everyone reacts differently, then they can figure out how many treatments you’d need.
Post # 11
You can’t wax either, it is the same as plucking- it removes the folicle.
OP-I have had it done very successfully. Please go in with at least stubble that is obvious in the area you want treated.
Post # 12
If you plan on having laser removal done on your underarms, you may want to invest in an electric shaver– as the area may be tender and using a blade for touch ups may be uncomfortable.
Post # 13
I’ve been curious about this as well; does it take awhile for each appointment for this to be done and what’s the time spacing between appointments?
Post # 14
not sure why I put that about waxing– I don’t wax at home (I have my brows waxed at the salon) but yeah– I guess waxing would yank out the entire follicle too!