Millions of people around the world use laser hair removal treatment to get rid of unwanted body hair. The latest and best laser hair removal treatments undoubtedly provide you with an excellent opportunity to improve your appearance. However, one must apply due diligence to follow the prescribed aftercare for laser hair removal treatment.
Although you will see results almost immediately after your first session, it is essential to take special care of your skin both after and between the laser hair removal treatments for your skin to recover completely.
We have pulled together a list of some tips to help you properly care for your skin.
1. Limit sun exposure
Limiting UV exposure after laser hair removal treatment is necessary because your skin becomes more sensitive than before, and sunrays can irritate it further. For that reason, it is recommended to avoid or limit your time in the sun. If necessary, wear loose, light, full-sleeved clothes, a wide-brimmed hat, and a high SPF sunscreen, whenever you are out in the sun for extended periods.
2. Avoid fragrances and beauty products
It is also advisable to avoid using strongly scented topical beauty products and makeup in the initial two days of your laser hair removal treatment, especially when you have undergone facial laser hair removal. Your skin will be sensitive during the healing period, and beauty products can irritate it further.
For the same reason, you should skip using body wash, perfumes, and lotions for underarms and bikini area post your laser hair removal. You can, however, continue using your regular skin products after 48 hours of the procedure.
3. Avoid hot showers
Lasers dissipate heat into the skin that remains warm for some time after the session. Hot water can further raise the surface temperature, which is why it is better to take cool showers after your laser hair removal session. It is, hence, better to avoid hot showers for up to 48 hours after getting any laser treatment to prevent burning and irritation of the skin.
Along with this, you would also want to avoid using hot tubs and heating pads as they can also cause redness or rashes, further delaying the healing process.
4. Exfoliate the area
After the laser hair removal treatment, you will experience hair shedding. Within the initial four weeks, hair follicles get destroyed and hair starts falling out. So the best way to protect your skin is to exfoliate it during the next four weeks after your laser hair removal treatment.
However, make sure to use a washcloth and mild scrub to exfoliate your skin.
Excessive and hard rubbing can also damage your skin, so wipe over the treated area in circular motions. Doing this a few times a week will help you increase shedding and prepare yourself for the next session.
5. Avoid other hair removal methods
Another way to accelerate the healing process and protect your skin and hair follicles is to avoid any other hair removal methods such as waxing or plucking. If needed, you can simply shave the treated area with a soft razor.
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