Can You Shave After Laser Hair Removal?

Shaving After Laser Hair Removal

If bathing suits, tank tops and shorts are a staple in your wardrobe, and you hate wasting time and money on shaving and waxing, laser hair removal should be a top priority for you. Not only are there so many visible benefits to having this treatment done, but you will feel so much more confident in your own skin.Laser hair removal Miami is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. In fact, laser hair removal is actually the most popular cosmetic treatments in the US. Although Fox Vein & Laser Experts is well known for its success in vein removal procedures because of Dr. Susan B Fox’s extensive education and experience in the field, our clinic also offers various cosmetic options, with laser hair removal being the top most booked treatment.


Misconceptions About  Laser Hair Removal

There are a lot of misconceptions about laser hair removal. For one, many people believe that laser hair removal doesn’t work on certain skin tones. That was once the norm for older laser devices, but advancements in new technology have created top-of-the-line devices like the one we used, the GentleMax Pro, which is able to safely and effectively treat people with all skin tones.Other misconceptions are that laser hair removal is painful, but the GentleMax Pro debunks that myth as well. The general patient feedback from this particular device is that it is comfortable and does not hurt. You may feel a little zap or pinch, but it is not painful. Aside from a little bit of redness, there is very little to no risk for post-treatment side effects. Any redness or bumps will fade within as little as an hour. We do offer a numbing cream for more sensitive areas, such as the face or bikini line.

But the biggest misconception of all is that you cannot shave in between laser hair removal appointments. People assume this is the case because that is the rule if you use waxing as your method for hair removal. With laser hair removal, it is the exact opposite. Not only should you shave in between appointments, it is actually very important that you do it before coming in for an appointment.


Do’s and Don’t s Of Laser Hair Removal

Shaving is allowed and encouraged, but waxing or tweezing before your appointment is not. This is because both of those methods rip the hair out at its root, while shaving simply cuts it down the surface of the skin. In order to work effectively, the device needs to access the root of the hair to blast it with laser energy and destroy the follicle. Shaving allows us to get as close as possible to the root.

After your first hair removal treatment, you will start to notice a big difference in the amount of hair that grows back. You could go from once having to shave every single day, to maybe shaving once or twice per week. After you finish a few more sessions, it will become even less necessary. Once you’ve gone through the required amount of sessions, shaving will become a thing of the past.

Shaving between appointments when hair is still growing? YES. Shaving after going through multiple sessions of laser hair removal? You won’t even think about it!



Contact us today to schedule a laser hair removal appointment with our licensed aesthetician. We highly recommend purchasing a package of six sessions to get started. Sessions can be scheduled about 6-8 weeks apart from each other. Call our office at 954-627-1045 to book, or you can easily schedule online through our website.