The good news here is that there is not too much preparation required on the patient's part, with the exception of one basic preparation step. That's to shave the upper lip area immediately before coming into our clinic.
What should I do before lip laser?
Before laser therapy, it is essential to keep the area to be treated away from sun exposure. Your skin needs to be protected from the sun for a minimum of two weeks before any treatment commences. And, this is important both before and after the treatment.
How painful is laser hair removal on upper lip?
The laser can cause slightly more discomfort on areas with thinner skin, such as the upper lip and temples. To put it into perspective, in terms of pain laser hair removal is a lot less painful than waxing and less painful than tattooing or the dentists, so there is really nothing to worry about.
How many sessions are needed for upper lip laser hair removal?
The results vary from patient to patient. The color and thickness of your hair, area treated, type of laser used, and color of your skin all affect the results. You can expect a 10% to 25% reduction in hair after the first treatment. To remove the hair, most patients need 2 to 6 laser treatments.
Is stubble OK for laser hair removal?
Shave Before Treatment You should shave within 24 hours of your scheduled laser appointment. Your laser technician cannot treat areas that have hair above the skin. You cannot even receive treatment if there is rough stubble because this may create too much heat for the pigment of your skin.
How should I shave my face before laser hair removal?
Shave in the direction of hair growth to minimise the chances of ingrown hairs and irritation. Take your time and use gentle, light strokes to avoid applying excessive pressure on the skin.