Shaving Before a Laser Hair Removal Session Prior to a laser hair removal treatment, you will need to make some preparations so that the process will be a success. One of these preparations will be shaving off the area where the laser hair removal will be carried out. Shaving should be carried out the night before or in the morning before you go for the laser hair removal treatment. The reason for this is to ensure that you get rid of as much hair as possible before the laser hair removal. Having too much hair during a laser hair removal will lead to the use of a lot of laser energy during the treatment. You should, however, avoid shaving off the area where the laser hair removal will be carried out immediately before the session. If this is done at the time that the laser hair removal is taking place the skin will be irritated at the time the laser hair removal is taking place and the skin will most likely swell and get inflamed during the treatment. After shaving, you should ensure that you apply a sunscreen lotion especially if you will going out in the sun before the treatment. This is because the treatment will fail to go on if you get to the spa with a sunburned skin. You should ensure that you use the right laser so that you will not irritate the skin in the process of preparing for the laser hair removal. If possible, use a brand new razor so that in case you cut yourself, there will be no risk of getting an infection. Laser hair removal targets the hair follicles that are beneath the skin. If you leave any hair on the skin’s surface, it will block the laser radiations from reaching the follicles as the energy will be absorbed by the excess hair. Shaving will also reduce the risk of skin damage during a laser hair removal and the laser snaps will be less painful.