Updated: Oct 29
From Joyce Bhutta, Owner of Perfectly Bare Laser, Tampa MedSpa:
One of the questions we frequently receive at Perfectly Bare Laser pertains to the timing of laser hair removal in relation to facial treatments. Should you get laser before or after a facial treatment? The answer to this query isn't one-size-fits-all, as it depends on the type of facial treatment you're planning to undergo.
For Regular Facials:
If you're scheduling a standard facial treatment, you can safely have laser hair removal up to the day before your facial. There should be no issues with this timeline. In fact, you can even have a regular facial immediately after your laser hair removal session.
For Deep Cleaning Facials:
Things become a bit different when it comes to deep cleaning facials that involve numerous extractions. In such cases, it's advisable to wait until any irritation or inflammation from the facial subsides, which may take a few days at most. After the skin has settled down, you're free to proceed with your laser hair removal or regular facial.
For Invasive Facial Treatments:
Invasive facial treatments like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or micro-needling require some additional considerations. If you plan to have these treatments, it's best to wait until any peeling or irritation has resolved before scheduling your laser hair removal. However, if you want to undergo laser before an invasive facial treatment, you can do so up to the day before the facial.
Sun Sensitivity Caution:
One important note for those who have had laser treatments: Your skin may become sun-sensitive for a few days afterward. This heightened sensitivity means you should avoid activities that are similar to sun exposure, such as tanning in a tanning bed, for at least three days after your laser session. Prolonged sun or UV exposure during this time can lead to skin burns. It's best to wait a few days before resuming such activities to ensure the safety of your skin.
At Perfectly Bare Laser, we understand the importance of properly timing your facial treatments and laser hair removal sessions to ensure the best results and minimize any potential complications. If you have any questions or require further guidance on scheduling your treatments, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to help you achieve your skincare goals safely and effectively.