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WHY IS SHAVING/WAXING NOT RECOMMENDED AT THE SAME TIME WITH THE LASER?

o General:

In the first 6-8 sessions, the client must be shaved so that the hair plays the role of a conductor under the skin, while above the skin it does not affect us. In the maintenance phase, when one hair is 10-20 cm away from the other, the client does not need to have shaved for the operator to be able to locate the hair and target it. There is no point in hitting a skin surface that does not contain follicles, so if necessary, the operator will trim the hair and mark the area to hit where needed. The effect of Alexandrite has to do with various factors such as the client's skin type, hair, any hormonal disorders, as well as the frequency of visits, so it is reasonable that each client will have different results at different times.

Sessions should be held when the hair is in its anagen phase, i.e. every 35-40 days.



o Targeting Hair Follicles:

The Alexandrite laser targets the melanin in the hair follicles to deactivate them and prevent hair growth. Shaving or waxing removes visible hair above the surface of the skin, making it difficult for the laser to effectively target hair follicles. When there is no hair above the skin, the laser has no target to focus on and the session becomes less effective.


o Hair Growth Cycle:

Hair grows in cycles, and not all hair follicles are in the active growth phase (regeneration phase) at the same time. The laser is most effective when the hair follicles are in the active growth phase as they contain more melanin. Shaving and waxing can disrupt the natural growth cycle of hair follicles, and some of them may not be in the active phase during subsequent laser sessions, reducing the overall effectiveness of the session.


o Potential Skin Irritation:

Shaving and waxing can cause skin irritation and sensitivity. Laser hair removal already involves some level of irritation, and additional skin irritation from shaving or waxing can increase the risk of side effects, such as redness or itching, during the laser session.


o Sessions Delay:

When shaving or waxing between laser sessions, you may need to wait for the hair to grow to an appropriate length before the laser can effectively target follicles again. This can delay subsequent sessions, extending the overall duration of the hair removal process.

For effective and successful Alexandrite laser hair removal, it is important to follow the guidelines provided by our site. These guidelines often include avoiding shaving or waxing the area being treated and instead instead, rely on other hair removal methods that do not disturb the hair follicles, such as trimming if necessary.


Generally some even if they have Candela Alexandrite may tell you to come clean shaven. We, from our many years of experience and high success rate, and our 7 skin specialist partners, say NO. You do NOT come shaved between sessions and throw away the razor!!!

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