It is always a good idea to research any cosmetic procedure you are having and find out how to properly prepare. This helps you minimise the risk of injury and ensure that the procedure has the best chances of success.

From a legal perspective, it is important that you and the clinician carrying out the procedure stick to the correct procedures for preparation. Laser burn injuries are more likely if the proper procedures are not carried out, and this could lead to a claim for personal injury compensation. Find out how to stay safe and prepare for laser hair removal.

Avoid Sunbathing or Sunbeds

It is best if you avoid the use of any sunbeds and avoid tanning the skin for around a month before you start the laser hair removal treatment. You should use sunscreen so that the skin is not discoloured from its normal shade. This helps you get the best results from the treatment since it is easier to remove hair from light skin.

Avoid Waxing and Electrolysis

Do not carry out any other hair removal procedures before you have laser hair removal as these can interfere with the way the hair root operates, and this can affect the success of the procedure. You will normally be told to shave hair the day before the procedure.

Take Before Photos

It is a good idea to take a picture of the area you are having treated before the procedure, and after. This helps for your own interest, to see how the procedure has worked, and it is also very useful in the case that you suffer a laser burn or other injury that means you need to apply for compensation.

Prepare for the Procedure

On the day of the procedure, do not wear any perfumes or creams on the skin to be treated. Avoid wearing makeup on the skin. Make sure you drink plenty of water. The clinician should have carried out a medical history check and found out about any health issues or other issues that could affect the success of the procedure. On the day of the hair removal, tell them if you are experiencing any health complaint that could affect the hair removal treatment.

If you prepare properly for the procedure and the clinician is well-prepared, experienced, and competent you should not experience any problems. If you have not followed the preparation procedures or the clinician carries out the treatment negligently and you are left with injuries, you can make a claim for personal injury compensation. Check with a lawyer to find out.