Pre Treatment Instructions

  1. Avoid waxing, tweezing, plucking, using Nair, or bleaching for 2 weeks prior to your treatment
  2. Avoid sun exposure or tanning beds for at least 1 week prior to your treatment, although we recommend 2 weeks.
  3. If you have a history of Herpes, medication must be taken 2 days before and 5 days after the treatment.
  4. Be sure to cleanly shave the area to be treated the day before the treatment.
  5. Be sure the area to be treated is free of cosmetics, deodorants, and creams when you come in for your treatment.
  6. It is recommended not to drink caffeine within 24 hours before your treatment; it may make your skin a little sensitive.

Post Treatment Instructions

  1. Immediately after treatment, you can expect some erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) at the treatment site which may last up to 2 hours or longer. The redness may last up to 2-3 days.
  2. The treated area will feel like a sunburn for a few hours after treatment.
  3. Azul Laser Clinic has post care products available which are recommended for the most effectiveness. Aloe Vera gel can also be used.
  4. Shedding of hair may occur from 5-14 days after treatment. This appears as new hair growth but is NOT. You can clean and remove this hair by washing or wiping the area with a wet cloth or Loofa sponge, shaving is also okay. DO NOT use any other method of hair removal (ex: plucking, waxing, nair)
  5. Avoid intentional sun exposure or tanning beds. Use sunscreen of SPF 25 or greater; Azul Laser Clinic has total block available.
  6. When bathing, treat the skin gently (as if you had a sunburn) for the first 24 hours.
  7. Hair re-growth occurs at different rates on different areas of the body. New hair growth will not occur for at least 3 weeks after treatment.
  8. Call for an appointment at the first sign of return hair growth – generally about 6 weeks is optimal.
  9. Feel free to call our office at 915-317-5212 with any questions or concerns you may have after treatment.