Laser Hair Removal for Dark Skin in Ottawa
Here are some tips to prepare for the treatment:
Avoid plucking, electrolysis or hair waxing of hairs for six weeks prior to the treatment.
Keep your skin thoroughly cleanse, clean-shaven, and dried.
Remove makeup, creams, oils, perfumes, topical anesthetics or self-tanning products before laser treatment.
Avoid sun exposure 3 weeks before and after the treatment.
If you have a history of herpes simplex virus, you should mention about this.
During Treatment Process:
During the procedure, you will be given a safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light.
We may apply ice packs on the affected area before the laser for minutes.
A treatment lasts for minutes or may take up an hour’s time, depending on the size of the area and condition being treated.
During the treatment, you will feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described like a snapping of a rubber band on the skin. This discomfort resolves quickly and is minimized by Candela’s cooling system.
Redness or swelling may occur and it will last for few hours.
Don’t scrub or rinse on the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers for a few days.
Take the precautionary guidelines and advice from your practitioner.