So you’re interested in laser hair removal but you are also anxious about what happens after—or between—treatments. We have a list of after treatment care that you should pay attention to after your laser hair removal; a big list of dos and don’ts
- Your skin may be red and swelling may occur in the areas where you’ve received treatment. This is perfectly normal and will be gone within a couple of days. A cool compress should help to reduce the swelling and soothe the skin.
- You may also use aloe vera gel to moisturize the treated area. This will help with any redness or swelling.
- As a precautionary measure, avoid excessive heat for 24 to 48 hours after treatment. Which means you should avoid going to the sauna or having a hot bath or a hot shower.
- Wear Sunscreen – or avoid the sun altogether to reduce the likelihood of complications or chances of pigment problems.
- Avoid tanning salons for the same reasons as above.
- To minimize the chances of irritation, avoid deodorants for about a week after your treatment.
- Shaving is OK after your laser hair removal treatment but do so 24-48 hours after the treatment.
- Avoid waxing or plucking or threading on the treated area.
- If you’ve had laser hair removal treatment on your face, avoid using harsh exfoliants or chemical peels for at least two weeks.
- About 5 to 14 days after your treatment your hair will begin to shed. Clean and remove by wiping with a wet cloth or sponge.
When in doubt or if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask your practitioner. They can give you a more detailed information and can address any concerns that you may have about after treatment care.