What To Expect Pre & Post Treatment

During your treatment you can expect slight discomfort, similar to a rubber-band snap on your skin. An over the counter numbing cream, or ice may be used. You may experience slight redness, bumps, and swelling in the treated area for up to 2 hours although skin usually returns to normal within minutes. Aloe, vitamin-e oil and coconut oil can be used to relieve any discomfort. Allow a minimum of 7 to 21 days post treatment for hair to

“fall out” or shed from the skin. On average, clients experience 10% to 20% reduction after each treatment. On average, clients experience 70-100% reduction in hair growth after a series of 8-12 treatments.

For best results, allow your technician(s) to customize your treatment schedule based on your needs. 

Pre- Treatment Care
Post Treatment Care
  • The area MUST be clean shaved the night prior to each treatment. Clients may be rescheduled if the hair is too long

  • Avoid UV exposure 14 days prior to your treatment. Clients who are sunburned or tanned must wait 2 to 3 weeks before being treated to avoid additional skin damage.

  • Avoid sunless tanning products 7-14 days prior to your treatment. It is recommended that you exfoliate the area to remove any residual color.

  • Clients should come to appointments with clean skin in the area to be treated.

  • Do not apply numbing cream.  All products should be completely removed prior to treatment.

  • All clients who are treating any part of their face or neck will be required to cleanse their entire face in the clinic.

  • Avoid chemical peels and other laser procedures in the area to be treated for 2 weeks prior and two weeks after your laser treatment.

  • Avoid all alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxyl products (AHA/BHA). 

  • Avoid hydroquinone, retinols/retinoid, Tazorac, and Differin for 7 days before treatment.

  • Clients must stop waxing, tweezing and chemical epilation 3 weeks prior to treatment.

  • Clients with active cold sores will not be treated.

  • Clients who have used Accutane or similar products within the last 6 months CANNOT have laser hair removal treatments.

  • Clients should not perform any physical activity that increases body temperature or blood pressure within 12 hours before and after treatments.

  • Clients with Botox or dermal fillers in the area to be treated, wait 14 days both before and after injection to receive treatments.

  • Antibiotics may increase photosensitivity. We recommend that you check with your personal physician prior to receiving laser treatments if you are taking a long-term antibiotic.

  • Avoid extended UV exposure 2 days post treatment. If skin is broken, apply an antibiotic ointment until healed. Natural unscented creams such as Aloe vera, vitamin E oil and coconut oil are recommended for post discomfort.

  • Avoid any additional laser treatments or chemical procedures on the treated area for at least 2 weeks post-treatment.

  • Avoid using hot water, sauna, hot tubs 24 hours before and immediately after treatment for 24 hours.

  • Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 or higher is critical when receiving laser treatments and it is recommended ongoing for maintenance .

  • To achieve the best results, complete the full treatment schedule at the intervals recommended by your technician.

  • Gently exfoliate treated areas 2 to 3 times per week to minimize risk of ingrown hairs.

 

 

Potential Side Effects

Side effects are very uncommon but may include hyper pigmentation(loss of skin pigmentation), mild to moderate burns or blisters, permanent skin discoloration, temporary redness, follicular edema(little pink/red "puffiness and small bumps like "goose bumps"), swelling and itching in the treated area, hives, rashes, bruising and lack of desired results.The best way to minimize the risk of side effects is to:

  • Avoid UV exposure for 2 days pre-and post-treatment.

  • Avoid sunburns and tans for at least 2 weeks prior to treatment.

  • Avoid sunless tanning products for 7-14 days before treatment.

  • Provide your technician with an accurate and up to date medical history in order to receive safe and effective treatments. 

**CLIENTS WHO ARE PREGNANT SHOULD NOT BE TREATED**

**TECHNICIANS CANNOT TREAT OVER TATTOO'S.**

**IF YOU HAVE EPILEPSY KALO IS UNABLE TO PROVIDE TREATMENT** 

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