How to Prepare for Upper Lip Laser Hair Removal

December 14, 2018

For many women, a fuzzy upper lip can not only cause frustration and embarrassment, but turn into a lifelong battle with unwanted facial hair. Out of the variety of hair removal methods out there, from shaving to depilatory creams, upper lip laser hair removal stands out as the only permanent solution. More than that, it is no more painful than waxing or plucking, per say - and it has a number of positive “side effects”! With all of its benefits, it isn’t surprising that laser treatment is quickly becoming a popular choice for removing undesired hair from the upper lip, as well as legs, underarms, and the bikini line.

Your face is always on display, and even the highest end makeup fails when it comes to covering up excess hair on your upper lip or chin. Luckily, with professional laser hair removal services from IGBeauty, getting flawless, permanently-smooth skin is easier than ever.

How does Upper Lip Laser Hair Removal Work?upper lip, woman, igbeauty laser & skin clinic, laser hair removal, upper lip laser hair removal

Laser hair removal on any area of the body works by targeting a highly-focused light beam on the selected area of the skin. The laser beam is set to a specific wavelength in order to target the pigment in the hair, while avoiding the pigment in the skin. The laser destroys the hair follicle, and, therefore, prevents any future hair growth.

The process of laser hair removal is relatively quick, even though five to seven treatments, several weeks apart, may be required. Most clients report only slight discomfort during the treatment and after-treatment recovery.

With laser hair removal, there is no “one size fits all” approach. The overall effectiveness of the treatment depends on the type and colour of your hair, as well as your skin tone and condition. Therefore, it is crucial to book a free consultation with laser technicians at IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic to develop a personalized treatment plan that will suit your needs perfectly.

How to Prepare for the Treatment

In order to achieve optimal results, follow these specific instructions from our laser technicians when preparing for your upper lip laser hair removal session and when taking care of your skin after the treatment.

Step 1.

Schedule your first laser hair removal treatment for upper lip at least several weeks in advance.

Step 2.

Discuss your goals with the laser technician and find out what results to expect.

Step 3.

Provide laser hair removal experts at IGBeauty with full information about your medical history, including any chronic conditions, allergies, surgeries, and scars.

Step 4.

Give the laser professional at IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic a full list of any prescription and over-the-counter medications that you are currently taking. Include all vitamin or mineral supplements. Mention anything that contains beta carotene or any medications that might make you photosensitive. Tell the skin care specialist about ALL skin care products that you use. In addition, tell the specialist if you are pregnant or planning on getting pregnant.

Step 5.

Ask the laser technician to perform a test patch. This will demonstrate how well you tolerate the treatment and allow you to make necessary adjustments before treating a larger area.

Step 6.

Upper lip laser hair removal works better on lighter skin. Forget about tanning for four to six weeks prior to your laser treatment. Avoid using bronzers, self-tanners, or tanning beds. Whenever you are exposed to the sun, use SPF 30 or higher sunscreen.

Step 7.

Do not remove the hair above your upper lip by the root two to four weeks prior to the treatment. Do not thread, tweeze, wax, sugar, or use any mechanical epilators or chemical hair removers.

Step 8.

Stop shaving or trimming upper lip hair three days prior to the treatment. Upper lip laser hair removal will work better if some hair is present.

Step 9.

Right before the appointment, wash your face with a mild cleanser and pat it dry. Do not apply any makeup or moisturizers.

Step 10.

Apply numbing topical cream right before the appointment if directed to do so by the laser technician.

What to Expect After the Treatment

At IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic, we use LightSheer® Duet™ and GentleMax Pro® - the top-of-the line laser technologies that allow us to effectively stop hair growth on the treated area. After just a few sessions, most people are happy to see permanent results – even though some people tend to respond better to the treatment than others.

After the treatment, it is normal to experience mild swelling or redness. These side effects, comparable to a sunburn, will fade within several hours to several days after the treatment. Follow these tips to minimize the discomfort:

  • Use a gentle facial cleanser twice a day
  • Immediately following the treatment, avoid sauna use, active exercise, and hot baths until the redness has faded
  • Avoid any skin irritants for seven days following the treatment
  • For at least two weeks after the treatment, it is important to avoid sun exposure: do not tan and use SPF 30 sunscreen daily.
  • Do not scratch, pick, or tweeze the hair

Apart from long-term hair reduction, upper lip laser hair removal has a number of incidental benefits as well. Following the treatment, many people notice a reduction in severity and the number of ingrown hairs. Furthermore, laser hair removal has shown to result in skin rejuvenation: not only does it make the skin firmer and smoother, but it also improves the overall skin texture and tone, minimizes pores, fades dark spots and pigmentation, and reverses sun damage.

Say Goodbye to Upper Lip Hair with IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic

Facial hair can be embarrassing, especially if your natural hair is darker or thicker. Don’t let that peach fuzz get in the way of your self-confidence! With upper lip laser hair removal treatment from IGBeauty, you can forget razors, wax strips, and the pain of plucking for good.

Start your journey to flawless skin today by visiting or contacting IGBeauty to book a free consultation with one of our skilled laser technicians.

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