Laser Hair Removal Q&A

Starting any new cosmetic procedure can be intimidating, so we often meet with people who are interested in receiving laser hair removal for a consultation to answer their questions and clear away any jitters or concerns. Most of the questions they ask include how long the treatments take, what kind of results they can see, and overall cost. While these are all important questions, there’s something else that we often add to the consultation to prep the first-timers.

Committing to a customized program requires more than just coming to your appointments. While hair loss is our primary goal, you also have to think about taking care of your skin before and after treatments.

Do clients have to buy the products?
No one is required to buy the products. However, they usually do after we show them a picture of what could happen if they don’t.

picture of a man's back with red, inflamed follicles

This is folliculitis (inflammation of the follicle). This gentleman came in and had one side of his back treated, and the next day came in for the other. He didn’t use his pre/post care, and as a result his skin suffered the consequences.

Yikes! So what are the pre and post treatments people should be doing?
We highly recommend two products: R3 Derma Cleanse and R3 Derma Aloe, both by R3Derma.

How long/often should people use them?
3 days before and 3 days post treatment. Once in the morning and once before bed.

Why are these products so important? What do they do for the skin?
We want our client’s skin to be in what we call a ‘peak state.’  This means properly PH balanced with R3 Derma Cleanse and properly hydrated with R3 Derma Aloe.

R3 Derma Cleanse is an exfoliating cream cleanser that revitalizes skin while removing daily residue, makeup and oil which can dull a vibrant appearance. Alpha hydroxy-rich Fruit and Sugar-cane derived Acids help keep pores clear while encouraging cellular turnover and renewal.

R3 Derma Aloe gel is a clinical strength formula used in some of the medi-spas; The organic aloe vera and essential oils allow you to hydrate, heal and nourish skin using the best ingredients Mother Nature has to offer.

Both of these products are free of fillers so a little goes along way.  They are also Paraben free and made in Canada.

Do you have a question for our medical estheticians? Feel free to contact us about this or any other of our services, we’re happy to meet with you!