Cosmetic Surgery Tips

Can You Pluck Hairs After Laser Hair Removal

Can you pluck hairs after laser hair removal?

The answer is yes, you can. And it’s likely that you will end up plucking some hairs at some point.

But first things first: why would you want to remove hair after laser hair removal? Well, there are a few reasons:

You might have missed a spot or two during your initial treatment (or maybe it was done by an amateur who didn’t quite know what they were doing). In this exposition, you can also read about how to speed up shedding after laser hair removal and what be the cause of hair stuck in pores after laser.

You might be trying to get rid of the regrowth before your next session with the laser hair removal technician.

You might want to be able to groom yourself between sessions with the laser technician (and maybe even do it yourself).

Can You Pluck Hairs After Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a pretty big deal. It’s a long-term commitment and can be pretty expensive. But it’s also totally worth it!

When you get laser hair removal, you don’t have to worry about shaving or waxing or even epilating your face anymore. You don’t have to worry about ingrown hairs or razor burn or any of that stuff anymore. It’s all gone.

But how long will it last? And when can you pluck your hair after laser hair removal? Let’s find out!

Can you pluck after laser hair removal?

The short answer is, yes. You can pluck your hair after laser hair removal if you want to. The long answer is that it’s not a good idea.

When you get laser hair removal done, your body is using its own healing response to fix the damage caused by the laser. It’s important to let this process run its course before trying any kind of other treatment like waxing or plucking.

The simple answer is no.

Laser hair removal works by focusing targeted beams of light onto your hair follicles. This light energy is absorbed by the melanin (pigment) within the hair follicle which then heats up. This heat travels down the hair follicle and radiates out to damage the hair bulb, bulge and vascular supply. With repeated treatments, the hair follicles will become progressively weaker and the hair growth more fine and sparse. Eventually, the hair is damaged to the extent that it stops growing.

In order for the laser to be effective, hair has to be present. If you have removed hair by plucking, threading, waxing or epilating, the laser will simply not work. Without hair to absorb the laser light, there is nothing to be affected by the treatment so resist the urge to pluck!

The goal of laser hair removal is to damage the structures that produce hair to the extent that hair stops growing. Hair removal methods such as plucking and waxing, as well as making the treatment ineffective may also result in the hair growing back more strongly. Whenever a hair is pulled out, whether by waxing, threading, plucking or epilating, increased blood flow to the site occurs. This is the opposite of what laser hair removal is trying to achieve. We want to decrease blood supply to hair follicles and ‘starve’ the hair, causing it to become finer and weaker and eventually stop growing.

Can I use hair removal creams during a laser hair course?

When undergoing a laser hair removal course, it is important to avoid certain products that can make the skin more sensitive and increase the likelihood of unwanted side effects. One of these products is hair removal cream. While it may seem like a convenient way to remove hair, using hair removal cream during a laser hair removal treatment can actually be counterproductive.



Hair removal cream works by dissolving the hair at the surface of the skin. This can make the skin more sensitive, which can lead to increased discomfort during the laser hair removal treatment. Additionally, as the cream dissolves the hair, it can render the laser treatment less effective or even ineffective. This is because the laser needs to “grab on” to the hair in order to travel down to the root structure and effectively remove the hair. If some of the hair has been dissolved by the cream, it makes it more difficult for the laser to do its job.



If you have decided to invest your time and money in a course of laser hair removal, you want to ensure that it is as effective as possible. Avoiding hair removal cream and other products that can make the skin more sensitive is crucial in achieving the best results from your treatment.


Products to Avoid During Laser Hair RemovalHair removal creamWaxingTanning productsPerfumed lotions


By following these guidelines and avoiding certain products during your laser hair removal course, you can help ensure that your treatment is as effective as possible. Remember, the goal of laser hair removal is to achieve long-lasting results, so it is important to take care of your skin and avoid anything that could interfere with the process.

Can I bleach hairs during a laser hair removal course?

Avoid, avoid, avoid! Hair needs to be smoothly shaved prior to treatment as hair long enough to sit outside the skin will hinder the laser operation. Bleached hair lacks melanin so the laser will not ‘grab on’ to it, and it will simply not work

What can I do to control hair between treatments?

Shave. We recommend that you wait a minimum of 48 hours but ideally around 10-14 days after your treatment and then shave all body areas that have been treated. With the Soprano Ice Platinum system and the Soprano Titanium some hair may shed, around 2-4 weeks after treatment so shaving will help to exfoliate out these hairs. Different amounts of shedding is common on different treatments throughout your course. A minimum of 2 shaves between treatments is essential. The first after 10 days to 2 weeks and the next around 8 hours prior to your next treatment. If you want to shave more often between these times, go ahead!

How To Speed Up Shedding After Laser Hair Removal

By gently exfoliating your skin a few times per week after laser hair removal, you can hasten the hair-shedding process.

Hair Stuck In Pores After Laser

The hair bulb will begin to emerge 7 to 30 days after the laser hair removal procedure. Your body will push the hair out of the follicle as a result, which may result in redness and lumps that resemble ingrown hairs. Occasionally the pimples or redness are brought on by hair that is tangled under the skin.

Leave a Comment