Laser hair removal is a great option for removing unwanted hair, but if you don’t shave before your appointment, it’s possible that the laser could go right through your skin. The result would be no treatment or damage to the area at all—and this may not seem like a big deal on its own. However, there are several good reasons why shaving before laser hair removal is important:
Hair grows in cyclically
You should shave before laser hair removal if you have thick, coarse hair. Hair grows in cycles and each phase lasts for a different amount of time. Anagen is when your hair is growing, usually 90% of the time (the rest is catagen and telogen). Your scalp produces new cells that replace old ones as they go through their cycle. This makes it easier to remove fine hairs with lasers because they’re less likely to be covered by thicker ones that’ve already grown since shaving last time around!
If you’re not sure what this means for your particular situation, consider asking a dermatologist about whether or not it would be better for them to do something else instead—like waxing or threading—while getting treatment done.*
The direction of hair growth matters
Shaving before laser hair removal is a great way to make sure you don’t miss any of the hairs that are in your way. The direction of hair growth matters, though, because some people have different patterns than others.
For example: Some people’s facial hair grows out from their cheeks and down over their chin, while other men have it growing outward from their necks or at the sideburns. Some women have more noticeable facial hairs—called “fuzz” or “stubble”—growing outwards from under their chins and upper lips; others may not even notice them until they pluck them out with tweezers!
Shaving is a fantastic exfoliant
Shaving is a fantastic exfoliant. It’s important to remember that shaving helps to remove dead skin cells, which in turn helps to keep your hair follicles nice and healthy. Shaving also helps remove ingrown hairs as they form in sensitive areas like the bikini line or neckline (where you might want to avoid shaving).
But what about all those other benefits? A lot of people assume that shaving will irritate their skin more than laser hair removal does—but that’s not true! Because the razor blade itself doesn’t actually cause any inflammation on its own, it can be used at any time during your treatment without causing irritation. So when you decide whether or not you should shave before getting laser treatments done at our clinic, consider how much time and money we’re saving you by getting rid of this common misconception!
You’ll need to repeat the process multiple times.
Laser hair removal is an expensive process. Shaving before each treatment will ensure that your skin is properly prepared and that you can get the most out of your sessions. If you’re not comfortable tackling this task yourself, consider hiring someone who does it for a living!
Shaving ensures your treatments are even and that you have less hair overall.
Shaving before laser hair removal can help with the results. Laser treatments work by targeting specific areas of your body, which means that it’s important for you to shave in those areas as well. If you don’t shave beforehand, there will be more hair follicles on your skin than non-shaved areas. This means less treatment time and less effective results overall!
Shaving also ensures that your treatments are even and that you have less hair overall. Unshaven patches of skin can cause unevenness in treatment zones during laser treatment sessions because they absorb more energy from the laser rays than smooth surfaces do—which means they light up faster but also emit more heat (which burns).
We hope this article was helpful in explaining why you should shave before laser hair removal. While it may seem like a small detail, shaving will make your experience much easier and more comfortable. The other benefit of shaving is that it ensures that the treatments are even on all areas of your body, which helps with the overall results you see from laser hair removal.