Can You Wax After Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

by Roxanne Castree
(Harrow )


With IPL you are not allowed to wax between or after treatments as this will reduce the effectiveness.

How does this work with Laser hair removal?

Reply Hi Roxanne, You are not allowed to Wax after Laser or IPL treatments. This is because with laser, it is trying to deactivate the hair follicle by cutting the blood supply and making the hair follicle weaker.

This works the same with IPL, as when you wax the hair growth, you are pulling it straight from the root and this makes your treatment less effective.

So we advise you to either shave or trim the hairs between sessions. You can use hair removal creams, but we recommend that they are used two weeks prior to your treatment. If you were to use your any cream a day before the treatment it may leave your skin very sensitive and could even cause a burn.

Therefore, you are not allowed to use any hair removal methods which pull the hairs directly from the root, such as: waxing, threading, plucking, epilating, etc.

I hope that helps


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Can I Start Threading After Completion of All Laser Sessions?

Hi..i recently got laser treatment done for my whole body. The results are quite satisfactory.

Now that all sessions are over, can i get back to waxing/threading for the fine but visible hair that is still there? I don't intend to get laser done in the near future again...


We do advise after laser that you can actually continue shaving the area after laser treatment.

We do have a few clients that have actually gone back to waxing the odd hair comes through and to be honest it has not stimulated any hair growth but please remember there is a possibility the hairs may come back slightly coarser.

It is always best to shave but from my experience it has actually been fine for clients to back to waxing so it hasn’t caused the hairs to come back thicker.


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Can I Start Waxing and Threading After Laser Hair Removals.

by Hayes

I just wanted to know after the 6-8 recommended laser sessions, when the hair starts to get less dense and return finer and a lot less.

Can you go back to threading ,waxing these hairs instead of doing the top up laser sessions?

If so, will it reduce the effect of the laser treatment meaning if you thread or wax will it thicken those finer hairs when they grow back.

Primarily I mean the face area(sideburns,chin,upper lip,and neck)


Answer We don’t recommend going back to threading or waxing as there is a 50% chance the hairs may grow back stronger and thicker.

The face area is very hormonal so there is always a possibility you get new hair after the treatment and top up’s are always recommended for this area.

To give you an example I have clients that have had full legs with a 90% reduction of hair growth after 8 sessions and only required a top up once every 18 months or a year.

Whereas I have had clients that have had laser on the face and required a top up once a year. Some clients have returned twice in one year. These clients were either suffering from PCOS or had some kind of hormonal imbalance.

My advice to you is that if you are going to spend money on laser you should continue the hair removal procedure with a top up once a year and try to avoid threading and waxing.

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I get a shadow on my skin after waxing!

by RZ

I've been waxing for just over a year now (my sideburns, and I used a depilatory cream one but found that the hair grew back thicker so I went back to waxing. But I've noticed I get a shadow on my sides after a wax, the skin is darker, why is this, and how do I stop this? I'm hoping to get laser hair removal done when I am 18 in a few months, will that get rid of it?

reply Hi, RZ

I've just read your question and you have said that you used a hair removal cream once, but then went back to waxing, and you found that the hairs grew back thicker and you developed a shadow.

From my experience, hair removal creams can actually make the skin slightly go darker in the area. You've probably developed some sort of hyperpigmentation.

Now, if you've used a hair removal cream and then a couple of days later you've gone in for waxing, there's another possibility that you've developed a hyperpigmentation because you combined the treatments too soon.

You've asked me how to get rid of the shadow. I really can't comment without looking at the area. It could be a burn from waxing, but to me it seems the hair removal cream has actually given you hyperpigmentation of some sort. But I would recommend that you go and probably see a therapist and just show her your skin.

She should be able to see, if it's very dark and if there's any creams that you can actually use to lighten the area. You will need to show the skin to a qualified therapist to have a look at the area and she'll probably give you the right advice. Without looking I really can't give you any further advice.


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Facial Waxing At Home

by Khatira

Hi! I have a question about waxing at home. As I have hormonal problems, first I should treat those problems with my doctor, then I hope to afford myself laser hair removal on face and neck.

During summer time I want to make facial waxing at home. I tried my upper lip and chin with Veet wax strips and want to continue on cheeks and neck area. Could you please advice to me which waxing is better - wax strips or hot wax for face?

Can waxing make hair thicker or increase their number on face or opposite?

Please reply ASAP. Thank you very much in advance.

Best regards,

Answer It is difficult to answer this question without seeing your hair because I don't know what skin type you are or how thick your growth is.

It is always better to go to a professional salon that are specialist in waxing because they are more experienced and they will able to wax it in the right direction of your hair growth and they use professional kits.

If you are using hot wax on your face you can actually burn your skin at home as I have had clients in the past that have waxed themselves at home and the wax has been too hot.

If your hair growth especially around the cheek and neck area is fine there is a 50% chance that waxing could in fact stimulate the hair growth.

I hope that helps


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