So many people do not take the necessary steps to prepare for their beauty treatments ahead of time. Below is everything you need to do before your appointment for laser hair removal at McLean based, Vitalia Med Spa.

Resist the Urge to Pick

Laser hair removal is designed to target the root of the hair follicle in order to destroy it to prevent regrowth.

Because of this, it is very important that you avoid plucking, picking or even waxing the treatment area for four to six weeks before your treatment session.

Shave Away

It may come as a surprise to learn that shaving is actually encouraged before a laser hair removal treatment in McLean. 

By shaving one to two days before your LHR treatment you are reducing your risk for burns during your session.

Stay Out of the Sun

It is crucial that you avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks before going in for your LHR treatment.

Tanning beds, and even self-tanners can discolor your skin which can affect your results.

Most doctors also recommend daily sunscreen usage prior to your treatment session.

Ditch the Bleach

Bleach can alter the color of your hair, which can affect the success of your LHR treatment.

Disclose Your Meds

Always be sure to provide an extensive list of your current medicine regimen to your doctor. laser hair removal mclean

There are some medications which can affect your LHR treatment.


When undergoing laser hair removal, it is necessary to remove any makeup or creams on your skin.

Be sure to thoroughly cleanse the treatment area before your appointment.


Laser Hair Removal McLean

If you are interested in laser hair removal treatments, call Vitalia Med Spa today.

To learn more about the services, we offer at Vitalia Med Spa, visit our website today or call us to schedule your laser hair removal consultation (703)356-7546.