If you’ve had a laser hair removal treatment and are wondering what to do next. Here is a quick guide on how to care for your skin post-treatment.
Laser Hair Removal is a dream come true for those who suffer from the embarrassment and inconvenience of unwanted body hair.
In some cases, Blue Devine Spa clients find that they need to go back for a touch-up treatment 6-12 months after their initial treatment. So what should you do AFTER your laser hair removal treatment in order to ensure the best possible outcome?
1) DO NOT PEEL OR TWEEZE ANY HAIRS ON THE TREATED AREAS FOR 4-6 WEEKS
After your first treatment, the hairs which were not fully removed will start to fall out on their own. DO NOT PULL THEM OUT! Also, DO NOT PEEL OR TWEEZE any new growth that may appear after your first laser hair removal session. These hairs have not been in the skin long enough for laser to be effective on them. They may take a couple of weeks to a month to mature and become suitable for lasing, so just leave them alone!
2) CLEAN THE TREATED AREAS TWICE PER DAY WITH A GENTLE FACIAL CLEANSER
After your laser hair removal treatment, it is important to keep the skin clean in order to avoid any potential infection. Use a gentle facial cleanser to cleanse the area twice per day.
You should also avoid using any harsh soaps or chemicals on your skin. Instead, you can use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer. It is also important to avoid picking at or scratching your skin, as this can cause irritation.
If you experience any skin irritation or discomfort, you can apply a cold compress to the area. If the irritation persists, please consult your doctor.
3) APPLY A COOLING MASK AFTER EACH CLEANSING
After cleansing, apply a cooling mask to the treated area. This will help to soothe and cool the skin, and will also help to reduce any swelling or redness.
4) AVOID SUN EXPOSURE
First and foremost, it is important to avoid sun exposure. One of the side effects of laser hair removal is that the skin may be more sensitive to sun exposure. So it is important to avoid prolonged sun exposure, and to always wear a sunscreen when going out in the sun, using sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), and wearing hats and sunglasses. Sun exposure can cause skin irritation and make the treatment less effective.
Following these simple steps can help ensure a smooth and successful post-treatment recovery. Congratulations on taking the first step in achieving hair-free skin! Other posts in this series, what not to do after laser hair removal or how to prepare for laser hair removal may be of interest to you.
So there you have it – a quick guide on how to care for your skin after laser hair removal. By following these simple steps, you can ensure a smooth and successful post-treatment recovery. Congratulations on taking the first step in achieving hair-free skin! For more information on laser hair removal, please visit our website or contact us today.
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