Can I have laser hair removal while I am taking medications?

Free Initial Pre Treatment Consultation

The only medications that are prohibited for laser hair removal are Accutane and Retin-A. These will need to be discontinued prior to treatment to avoid a potential photosensitivity reaction.

During your free consultation we will review any medications or supplements that you are currently taking to help determine appropriate energy setting for your treatment.



Jane Keena This article was written by Jane Keena of Complete LaserCare.
Jane qualified as a registered nurse in 1986 at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth and worked as a senior nurse in the NHS until 2001.
She left to pursue a career in laser hair removal, initially working for Boots the Chemist where she was appointed laser protection supervisor and gained a BTEC award in Laser and Intense Light Hair removal in March 2001.