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SHR LASER HAIR REDUCTION CONTRAINDICATIONS &AFTERCARE

CONTRAINDICATIONS 

Unfortunately not all treatments are for everyone. Please check our contraindications list to make sure you avoid disappointment.

  • Epilepsy

  • Pregnant

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Skin cancer (on treatment area)

  • Undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy

  • Immunodefficiency

  • Lupus

  • Diabetes (uncontrolled)

  • Active Herpes/cold sores (on treatment area)

  • Psoriasis or eczema (on treatment area)

  • Photosensitive medications

  • Retin A medications (wait 6 months after completion)

  • Roaccutane oral medications (wait 6 months after completion)

  • Sunburn (wait until fully healed)

  • Chemical peels and laser resurfacing (wait 1 months after completion)

  • Tattoos (treatment area)

  • Very dark skin (Fitzpatrick skin type 6)

  • Varicose veins

  • Vein inflammation

  • Liver or kidney disease

  • Haemophilia

  • Severe reactions to histamines

  • Breastfeeding

  • Keloid scarring

  • Depilatory creams (wait 2 weeks)

  • Areas being treated with Botox® (wait 3 months) or dermal fillers (wait 2 weeks)

  • Areas being treated with Radio Frequency or Laser (wait 2 weeks)

  • Suntan (wait 5 days before and after)

  • Hirsutism

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) 

  • High blood pressure (uncontrolled)

  • Open lesions (avoid area)

  • Infection (avoid area)

  • Antibiotics (wait until course completed)

  • Inflammation (avoid area)

  • Recent waxing/plucking (all laser based hair removal treatments require there to be a follicle to target so wait until hair has grown back))

  • Moles (if you have a mole, you can still undergo laser based hair removal as the beams used aren’t on the UV spectrum, however it is always important to keep an eye on any visual mole alterations that may occur (if you do see anything suspicious, make sure you inform your doctor of the treatment and have it checked as soon as possible)

AFTERCARE ADVICE 

Pre-Treatment Care

In the lead up to your treatment ensure:

  • No fake tan 2 weeks prior to your treatment.

  • No sun exposure 5 days prior to your treatment (use SPF 30+ daily).

  • Please shave the area to be treated prior to your treatment (do not use tweezers or wax for 4 weeks prior to treatment - hair removal creams for sensitive skin are permitted).

  • Take anti-viral medication if you have had recent herpes close to the area.

 

Post-Treatment Care

  • Apply a soothing skin lotion and use an SPF 30+ sunblock daily.

  • To help to detach hair perform mild exfoliation (granules or loofah) 7 days after treatment.

  • Avoid hot baths or showers. Only wash the treated area with mild soap and clean water.

  • Because the skin is very sensitive after the treatment, you must use an SPF 30+ sunblock for at least one month after the treatment. We suggest you continue using SPF ongoing to properly protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.

  • Avoid irritating the treated area by avoiding chemical skin products for 1-2 days post treatment. Some products contain harsh chemicals which should be avoided ongoing to prevent unwanted complications.

  • Only use a mild cleanser and a mild moisturiser after the treatment for a few days before resuming your normal skin routine. If desired, you may use makeup on the treated area, as long as the skin is not broken, blistered, or irritated.

  • Avoid aerobic exercise or massage for 48 hours following treatment.

  • Avoid heated yoga, saunas, pools, spas and getting over heated for 48 hours following treatment.