How To Prepare For Your Laser Hair Removal Appointment

by Elan Clinics

All Elan treatments are designed to offer you comfort and results and laser hair removal is no different. We use the latest and most effective technology and create an environment that will make you feel safe and relaxed.

Here are some things you should do before your laser hair removal appointment.

Is it your first time?

Tell us if you have never had a laser hair removal treatment before. Our team are dedicated to giving you the best possible experience and making you feel comfortable is an important part of that. We will explain what you can expect and answer any questions to put your mind at ease.

Shave the day before

A maximum of twelve hours before your scheduled appointment you should shave the area you are getting treated. Use a brand new razor and be careful not to leave any long hairs. The reason for this is comfort as the laser will burn those hairs if it comes into contact with them.

Shaving the the only acceptable removal treatment - please do not wax.

Do not use products

Your skin should be free of all products for the treatment. This includes underarm deodorant, moisturiser and fake tan. 

At your appointment

Tell your Elan team member about any medications you are currently on and discuss your current treatment regime and any concerns.


You will be given a full post-treatment regime, including advice on what to do and what not to do. If you have any concerns or questions you should call us and we will be delighted to help.