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How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal at SOHO Wellness & Med Spa

Let's be real – unwanted hair is a hassle. Whether it's the daily shave, the sting of waxing, or the endless cycle of plucking, we all dream of a smoother, hair-free life. At SOHO Wellness & Med Spa, we've helped countless men and women in Tampa and Wesley Chapel achieve that dream through laser hair removal.

We get it. You might have questions, maybe even a few concerns. It's totally normal to feel a little nervous about trying something new. That's why we're here to give you the honest, straightforward advice we wish we had when we first started exploring laser hair removal.

Here's the lowdown on what you need to know before, during, and after your laser hair removal treatment at SOHO:


Close-up of a person receiving laser hair removal on their leg at SOHO Wellness & Med Spa.

Before Your Appointment: Get Your Skin Ready for Success

  • Your Personalized Consultation: Your journey to smooth skin begins with a consultation at our Tampa or Wesley Chapel location. We do require a small deposit for the consultation, which will be applied towards your treatment if you decide to move forward. This one-on-one session with our expert laser technicians is an opportunity to discuss your hair removal goals, assess your skin, review your medical history, and receive a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. We'll answer all your questions and ensure you feel comfortable and confident before starting your treatment.

  • Sunscreen is Non-Negotiable: Sun exposure can make your skin more sensitive and increase the risk of complications during laser hair removal. So, put down the tanning oil and lather on that SPF 30 (or higher!) sunscreen for at least 4-6 weeks before your appointment. Your skin will thank you.

  • Resist the Urge to Pluck: We know, it's tempting to reach for the tweezers, but trust us on this one. Leave the hair follicles intact for at least 6 weeks before your treatment. The laser needs them to do its job effectively.

  • Tell Us Everything: We want to ensure your safety and comfort, so please be upfront about any medications or supplements you're taking during your consultation. This helps us personalize your treatment and avoid any potential interactions.


A happy client arriving for their laser hair removal appointment at SOHO Wellness & Med Spa in Tampa or Wesley Chapel.

The Day of Your Appointment: Relaxation Mode Activated

  • Come As You Are: There's no need to get all dolled up for your appointment. In fact, it's best to arrive with clean skin, free of any lotions, deodorants, or makeup on the treatment area.

  • Dress for Comfort: Choose loose, breathable clothing that won't irritate your skin after treatment. It's also a good idea to wear something you don't mind getting a little messy, just in case of any post-treatment redness.

After Your Appointment: Hello, Smooth Skin!

  • Mild Side Effects Are Normal: Some redness, swelling, or mild tenderness are common after treatment and usually subside within a day or two. Cool compresses and aloe vera gel can help soothe any discomfort.

  • Sunscreen is Still Your BFF: Protect your newly smooth skin from the sun's harmful rays by applying sunscreen diligently. This will help prevent hyperpigmentation and ensure the best possible results.

  • Trust the Process: Laser hair removal typically requires multiple sessions for optimal, long-lasting results. We'll work with you to create a personalized treatment plan and schedule that fits your needs and lifestyle.


Ready to take the plunge and experience the joy of smooth, hair-free skin? We're here to support you every step of the way. Schedule your personalized consultation at SOHO Wellness & Med Spa today and let us help you say goodbye to unwanted hair for good!


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