Can You Shave Between Laser Hair Removal Treatments?

Shaving Between Laser Hair Removal Treatments
Shaving Between Treatments

It’s the time of year where we start preparing for the summer, wearing shorts, skirts, showing more skin after a long cold winter. This is when we start getting more of our clients enquiring about Laser Hair Removal.

The most common question we get asked by our clients are: “Can I shave between Laser Hair Removal treatments?”

Yes, you can shave between treatments. Some hair growth is expected between treatments (usually a four to six week gap between treatments). It’s perfectly okay to shave any region of the body between laser hair removal treatments.

We strongly recommend that all clients shave before each treatment session. The laser targets the melanin within the hair follicles which ultimately leads to the destruction of the hair follicle preventing any future hair growth. Shaving before treatment helps to bring the melanin closer to the skin surface and enables the laser to be targeted closer to the root of the follicle leading to more effective results.

So, shaving between and before laser hair removal treatments leads to positive, more effective, treatment and will not negatively effect your treatment.


So, we have determined that it is safe, and generally recommended, to shave before, after, and between laser hair removal treatments. There are some handy tips and recommendations to help you achieve the best results.

Firstly, we recommend that you use a mans razor because the design of the mans razor provides a closer shave, i.e. brings the hair out deeper from the follicle for a closer shave.

Men’s Razor
Men’s Razor

Secondly, we recommend that when shaving, you use a quality shaving foam for sensitive skin.

Thirdly, we recommend that you shave the target area a few hours before attending each treatment.