Botanical oils are oils extracted from various plants, such as coconut, avocado, or almond, that are commonly used in skincare products and hair care products. These oils are rich in nutrients and can provide many benefits for the skin and hair, such as moisturizing, nourishing, and protecting.
However, when it comes to laser hair removal, it is generally recommended that you avoid using botanical oils on the areas being treated. This is because the oil can interfere with the laser treatment by absorbing the laser energy and potentially causing burns, blistering, or discoloration of the skin.
The laser targets the pigment in the hair follicles, and if the skin is coated with oil, it can cause the laser to target the oil instead, which can lead to adverse effects. Additionally, the oil can make it difficult for the laser to penetrate the skin and effectively target the hair follicles.
Keep in mind that there are many products that will contain high concentrations of botanical oils in them, many cosmetics, perfumes, bath salts, etc. You want to pay attention to your routine a couple of days before and after your treatments.