Can I use IPL after waxing?

Waxing, plucking, or epilation are not permitted. Before each treatment, you must shave to ensure that IPL hair removal is successful.

The closer the shave, the better, which is why a sharp razor is recommended for your closest and most comfortable shave yet.


Because waxing removes the hair from the follicle, any type of light-based hair removal (such as laser or IPL) will not work and you will not see results.

The handset needs to recognize the pigment to detect and target the hair follicle, this is the case.

Waxing destroys the entire hair and follicle, making an IPL hair removal device unable to detect pigment, rendering the therapy ineffective.


Shaving is the best hair removal method to use before having IPL laser hair removal.

Shaving removes hairs that are quite near to the skin. As a result, there are no hairs on the surface to absorb the light energy pulses or flashes.

It's all directed down the hair shaft, to where it needs to be: deep inside your follicle.

It transforms to heat there and destroys important sections of the follicle, stunting hair development and keeping it dormant.

As a result, you have smooth skin every day.


All in all, it is highly advised to shave before, in between and after your IPL laser hair removal treatments.

As stated above, this will allow successful results and effective treatment sessions.

Do remember to shave carefully and with a gel to allow glide and avoid any cuts or irritation.

This article was written by practitioner and skincare specialist Faiy. 


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