Laser hair removal is a relatively small and safe procedure, but it can have a temporary effect on the skin without a doubt. At the very least, you'll need a little extra treatment and keep the skin moisturized. This is what you need to know after laser hair removal about your skin care.
WEAR LOOSE AND SOFT DRESSES
Your skin will be very sensitive, depending on the area perhaps more sensitive. It can irritate the area, cause pain and discomfort when you wear rough or tight fitting garments. Using soft, loose clothing will prevent the irritation of your skin.
NO HOT SHOWER
Laser hair removal can significantly dry your skin so you don't have to do anything to add to the problem. Very hot water is bad for your skin, so it is important for you to use warm water but not hot water to have a bath during this recovery period as it takes the natural moisture away from the skin leaving it drier.
NO SUN EXPOSURE
Approximately two weeks after your laser hair removal treatment you should avoid spending time outside in the sun. The heat response caused by the laser is aggravated by exposure to the sun. Sun exposure will more likely cause sunburn or sun damage for about two weeks after treatment.
USE POST-LASER CREAM AS INSTRUCTED
A medicated cream helps you recover from the effects of laser treatment on your skin and hair follicles. The doctor will prescribe this cream, and use it according to the instructions. Don't forget to apply it, and use it whenever you can bear more pain, discomfort or heat.
NO OTHER HAIR REMOVAL METHODS
Another way to protect your skin is to avoid other methods of hair removal after laser hair removal. You will want to avoid waxing or hair removal because these methods can cause your skin and hair follicles to be destroyed. Although it is important to prevent hair caught and waxed, you can still shave within 24 hours after treatment.
NO TOPICAL PRODUCTS
You will also want to avoid using topical beauty products within the first few days after receiving laser hair removal treatment. During the healing process, your skin is very sensitive and may irritate skin with beauty products. As a result, the use of topical products such as makeup, washing your body and deodorant is better. After 24 hours of laser hair removal treatment, you can start using these products again.
YES TO COLD SHOWERS
Since hot water can burn and blister the skin, cool showers after laser therapy are a good idea. For a maximum of 48 hours, you will want to avoid taking a hot shower. In addition to hot showers, hot tub or saunas must be avoided. The use of heating pads is also important as this can cause skin redness and irritation.
There will be a lot of hair shedding when you receive laser hair removal treatment. The hair follicles are destroyed and start falling apart in four weeks. One of the best ways to protect your skin is to exfoliate it within the next four weeks. You must use a washcloth and a mild scrub to exfoliate your skin. Once the washcloth and scrub is assembled, wipe in circular movements over the area treated. You will speed up the dumping process and prepare yourself for the next treatment by doing so several times a week.
Contact Longevity Aesthetics and Laser Spa for laser hair removal in OKC. Here we would also provide you with other treatments like BBL skin therapy, photofacial, Kybella, and more.
**Disclaimer: This content is neither a medical advice nor it imply a doctor-patient relationship.