Before & Aftercare Instructions

Madison Laser Spa

764 Madison Ave, 3rd Fl. NY NY, 10065
P: 646-669-7679
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Before Treatment

  • No antibiotics 2 weeks prior to the treatment.
  • No biotin. Biotin stimulates hair growth.
  • Laser hair removal can’t be done if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Protect treated areas from direct sun exposure, artificial sunlight, and do not spray tan or use self tanner for 2 weeks before any treatment.
  • If treating facial hair, stop using Acne topical creams, including Retinol and Chemical Acids, all alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxyl products (AHA/BHA), hydroquinone, Tazorac, and Differin 10 days prior to the laser treatment.
  • Clients who have used Accutane or similar products within the last 6 months CAN NOT have laser hair removal treatments.
  • Do not tweeze, wax, bleach or use depilatories for 2 weeks before treatment and discontinue completely during the laser hair removal process.
  • Shave the areas of treatment the night before each appointment.
  • Remove makeup, creams and deodorant before the treatment.
  • We can treat clients who are menstruating, but a tampon MUST be worn.
  • DO NOT ASK the Technician to laser ANY body part that has not been paid for.
  • Do not have Botox injections, dermal filler injections, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for 14 days before laser hair removal.

After Treatment

  • No hot showers, hot saunas, chlorine pools, exercises, creams, make up, lotions or deodorant on the areas of treatment for the next 24 hours.
  • After 48 hours, exfoliate the area with body scrub 3 to 4 times every week in between laser treatments.
  • Immediately following your treatment, redness & bumps at the treatment site may occur, this is normal; apply Aloe Vera gel as needed.
  • In some but not all cases, dead hairs will begin to shed 5-30 days after your treatment. You may think the hair is growing, but this is only the dead hair being shed from the hair follicle.
  • Shave the area of treatment 10 days after the laser session.
  • Then DO NOT shave again until the night before your next treatment.
  • Shaving repeatedly can lead to needing more sessions.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or artificial sunlight for 2 weeks after the treatment. Protect the area with a total block sunscreen.
  • Tanning after laser session may result in skin discolorations.
  • On average the suggested time period between each session is 5 to 6 weeks for the body, 4 weeks for the face.
  • No antibiotic 2 weeks before your next treatment.
  • Do not have Botox injections, dermal filler injections, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for 14 days after laser hair removal.

Additional Notes

  • We CANNOT treat any area with a tattoo
  • DO NOT ask the Technicians to laser ANY body part that you have not paid for. They can lose their jobs by doing so, the machines are monitored per treatment.
  • If you do not fully shave the area of treatment the night before, we will need to reschedule you, and a $30 same day rescheduling fee applies.
  • You MUST provide your technician with an accurate and up to date medical history in order to receive safe and effective treatments. Failure to do so is your RISK! Madison Laser Spa will have NO accountability for any issues that result from your failure to report accurate information that falls with in all of the above before and after care or past medical history not reported to the Spa.
  • Side effects are uncommon but may include; Hyperpigmentation (darkening of skin), Hypopigmentation (loss of skin pigmentation), mild to moderate burns or blisters, permanent skin discoloration, temporary redness, follicular edema (little pink/red puffiness and small bumps like “goose bumps”), swelling and itching in the treated area, hives, rashes, bruising, and lack of desired results.
  • If you are prone to cold sores, it is highly recommended to take an anti-viral medication (such as Valtrex) prior to your treatment. Clients with active cold sores will not be treated.
  • FIVE (5) minute grace period from set appointment time. If you are more than 5 minutes late a $30 fee will apply and we CAN NOT treat you.
  • 24 hours (from the time of your appointment) rescheduling or cancellation is STRICTLY enforced. This fee WILL NOT be refunded. If we can not treat you due to any of the before care not being followed the fee also applies.
  • NO refunds on any packages.
  • Treatment area cannot be changed after the first session.