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Old 24-03-2008, 11:57 AM
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Default how to prepare for a hair removal

hi everyone. please! I want to know how to prepare for a hair removal. should i shave the hair before it or avoid sun light to make the skin lighter?

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Old 03-07-2008, 07:13 AM
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Easy. Both. Shave just before the treatment and try to get as light as possible
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:17 PM
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No fake tan!
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Old 14-07-2008, 10:22 AM
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Shave really really close! Use a blade. The one time I got burnt it was in a patch of my back I couldn't quite reach. The long hairs HURT and singed. There was a slight burn mark afterwards but thankfully it all faded away to nothing 6 months later.
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Old 13-08-2008, 05:59 PM
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I only recently completed my 5th session. It really helps to shave as close as possible. It hurts loads less!
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Old 23-08-2008, 10:14 AM
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Default Shaving closer = less pain. Why???

I've never really understood this one. Wouldn't shaving too close just mean there is no hair for the laser to target. If there is just a miniscule stub above the skin isn't this an awfully small target in comparison to the rest of the skin you are lasering.

Having said that it definitely does hurt less if you shave closer. Its just that no one has explained why it is more effective
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:44 PM
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Be born with white skin!
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Old 19-09-2008, 02:32 PM
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Default 4 ways to prepare

At our clinic we find there are 4 main ways to maximise your hair reduction result and decrease your chance of side effects happening

1. Have skin as white as possible. No tanning
2. Have hairs as black as possible 3
3. Shave as closely as possible - the closer the better. It is more comfortable, safer and you get a better result
4. Avoid sunlight
Dr Neville Lee See MBBS BSc LLb
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Melbourne, Australia
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Old 19-09-2008, 04:18 PM
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I've always wondered about this and it never got satisfactorily explained.

If the hair is really really short how does the laser know to burn out that little short hair?
He stood 6'6" and weighed two forty-five. Big John .... Big Bad John.
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Old 19-05-2009, 05:03 PM
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If you have a tan from sun exposure or sunless tanning products, you must wait until the tan fades completely before undergoing laser hair removal. A tan increases your risk of side effects such as blistering and discoloration. Avoid sun exposure four to six weeks before treatment.

Laser hair removal is most effective if hairs are visible but shaved short. You can shave the day of the procedure. Avoid waxing or plucking the hair and electrolysis three weeks before treatment.

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