Shave Before Laser Hair Removal. Satori Laser receives a lot of inquiries about whether to shave or wax before a laser hair removal session.
Always shave before laser hair removal but to never wax
and here’s why. During a typical session, the laser energy will be attracted to the melanin (color) in the hair follicle, and send heat to destroy it. Waxing removes hair from the roots, and no hair to absorb the laser energy, the whole process becomes. The laser must have an “objective” in this case is different. Laser hair darker than the surrounding skin and objectives. If hair is removed from the root, there is nothing for the “target”.
However, for those who insist only on the waxing must be done in about four weeks before the first session to allow the hair to grow back. Shaving is the preferred way to the laser session. Shaving cuts hair at the surface, leaving the hair follicle beneath the skin. Thus, while the hair may not be visible after shaving, it is still there and can be treated with laser.
At Satori Laser we believe that shaving is needed for laser hair removal
Because it allows the laser to focus their energy on the hair follicle, not the hair. Thus, there will be less pain and less chance of your hair getting burned. Additionally, we recommend shaving 24 hours beforehand or even on the day of.