(908) 396-6272

2345 Lamington Rd  Suite 107
Bedminster Township, NJ 07921

©2018 by Aesthetiq Priti P Patel MD

Laser Hair Treatment

Laser Hair Treatments offered for all skin types for smooth beautiful skin

Laser Hair Removal Treatment Care

Pre-treatment instructions

  • Avoid deep tanning (tanning bed, tanning creams) 2 weeks before, and 1 week after the treatment. If you must go in the sun, use a sunscreen SPF 30 or higher with a mineral component (zinc/titanium).  Sun exposure can lead to pigmentary changes. 

  • If you are tan or have a darker skin type, we can utilize a different laser that can assist you in your hair removal needs.   We will provide a complementary skin care consultation on the same day as your procedure.  

  • Please shave the hair you wish to be treated down to the skin before treatment approximately 48 hours prior. 

  • It is recommended that you stop bleaching hair 7 days before procedure. 

  • It is best that you refrain from tweezing or waxing (3 weeks prior), shaving or trimming is better. 

  • Do NOT use accutane (6 months prior) or retinol prior to treatment (hold retinol for 7 days).  No recent peels or aggressive facial treatments close to the treatment.

  •  DO NOT wear make-up, deodorant, perfumes or powder on the areas to be treated. 

  •  If you have a history of herpes (cold sore), please inform our office so that we can prescribe suppressive therapy prior to your treatment.  PLEASE INFORM OUR OFFICE IF YOU HAVE A HISTORY OF COLD SORES.

Remember:   To achieve the desired results; the specified number of treatments must be adhered to. Skipping treatments, even when it appears you have achieved the results, will result in a less that adequate outcome.  Most patient require 4-6 treatments on average for optimal results.  

Post- Treatment Instructions

  • Immediately after treatment, there may be redness and bumps at the treatment site. It is normal for the treated area to feel like sunburn.   Keep the area cool and hydrated.  Aloe or Aquaphor are recommended post-treatment.   Avoid hot showers.

  • Avoid excess makeup after the treatment.   Use moisturizer frequently and freely on the treated area.

  • Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of dark or light spots. Use sunscreen SPF 30 or greater at all times throughout the course of treatment. 

  • Anywhere from 14-30 days after the treatment, shedding of the hair may occur and this may appear as new hair growth. This is not new hair growth, but dead hair pushing its way out of the follicle. These hairs will fall out on their own.