Caring For the Treated Area After Laser Hair Removal

Brian Lett
By Brian Lett
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Caring for the treated area after laser hair removal

Laser hair removal can be an excellent way to permanently eliminate unwanted hair. But you should know the best ways to care for the treated area after each session.

Redness or swelling may occur; these should pass quickly for most. If these persist, apply a washcloth with cool water directly on the affected area or take Tylenol for pain and swelling relief.

Avoid Sunlight

No matter if your skin has naturally darkened over time or you have used artificial sun tanning products, laser hair removal requires you to avoid exposure to sunlight before and after laser hair removal treatments. The laser beams deliver powerful energies deep into hair follicles; too much sun exposure could lead to serious sunburn, leading to permanent damage of pigmented areas of the skin and even hair follicles themselves, making it harder for laser to work efficiently in getting rid of unwanted hair.

As UV rays decrease during winter and fall months, hair removal treatments should ideally take place during this period. If you do decide to have your treatment during the summer, be sure to apply a high SPF sunscreen on the area being treated and opt for either warm or cold showers instead of sunbathing or swimming in an ocean or pool.

If the sun rays do reach you following your laser hair removal session, it is vital that you protect the treated area by covering it with a wide-brimmed hat and long sleeves, or applying sunscreen with at least SPF 30 protection to minimize its adverse effects on skin.

After your laser hair removal treatment session, the treatment site may feel itchy and irritated; it is essential that you avoid scratching or rubbing as this will open up skin tissues which increase infection risks as well as possibly leading to scarring and scabbing. If itchyness arises in this area, use aloe vera ointment several times daily until symptoms have subsided.

As well, it is advised to refrain from plucking, waxing or tweezing hair in the treatment area as this will not only prevent new growth from emerging but will also prolong the results of laser hair removal treatment.

Avoid Exfoliating

When it comes to laser hair removal, there are certain things you should avoid doing. One such action would be exfoliating the treatment area before your session as this can irritate and infected skin cells may occur – for best results wait until healing occurs and exfoliate accordingly.

Also avoid excessively touching the area around your shaved areas. While it can be tempting, remember that post-treatment skin has increased susceptibility to harmful bacteria and germs that could spread infection or illness. Finally, picking or scratching can lead to open wounds and infections.

Though you shouldn’t exfoliate for 24 hours after having laser hair removal treatment, regular exfoliation between sessions should help to prevent ingrown hairs and speed up shedding of dead follicles post-treatment. Gently exfoliating with gentle exfoliating scrubs or washes on treated areas will ensure optimum results and help avoid ingrowns hairs from appearing again.

After receiving laser hair removal treatment, it’s essential to avoid plucking or waxing your pubic area as this could lead to hairs falling out prematurely and damage the follicles. Instead, allow pubic hairs to grow naturally before treating, so they shed off naturally over time without you needing to manually manage this shedding process yourself. This saves both time and effort for everyone involved.

Wearing loose clothing when attending your laser hair removal appointment will help to avoid any rubbing of sensitive treatment areas and make the experience more comfortable for you.

Avoid Scratching

Scratching the treated area can not only cause harm to the skin, but could lead to infection of open wounds as well. Severe scratching may even result in blister formation if scratching becomes severe enough; should pain and itching continue after seeking medical advice, seek professional medical help immediately as this could indicate more serious health problems.

Even though it is normal for your skin to feel itchy after laser hair removal, excessive scratching may exacerbate the situation and potentially lead to infections. A better solution would be applying hydrocortisone cream that will provide relief and also decrease redness, swelling, and irritation.

After laser hair removal, your skin may become irritated and itchy due to damaged or killed follicles that produce new growth. Damaged follicles will react naturally by making you itchy; but don’t succumb to temptation by shaving, plucking, waxing, or tweezing any new growth as this will only exacerbate matters further.

If your itchy skin is accompanied by swelling, fever or blisters, seek medical advice immediately from the practitioner who performed your laser hair removal treatment and visit a hospital emergency room if the discomfort doesn’t ease off.

Laser hair removal provides a permanent solution for body hair. Laser treatments work by targeting pigment in hairs, and converting it to heat; this destroys their follicles to stop producing new hairs, saving both time and money spent on frequent shaving, waxing or depilation procedures; it may also relieve skin conditions like folliculitis while decreasing discoloration – these factors explain why more people are turning to this form of treatment as it provides safer, simpler, more effective solutions than shaving, plucking or plucking methods; additionally this method can remove unwanted body hairs on legs, backs or armpits.

Apply Moisturizer

No matter whether you opt for laser hair removal at a clinic or use IPL at home, it is crucial that you take proper care in between sessions of taking care of your skin after and in between treatments. Avoid plucking, waxing and shaving the area between treatments; only shave when necessary for removal of pesky stubble that has grown between treatments; choose a razor that is gentle on skin; use moisturizer post shave; use an electric razor when possible to ensure best results and finish each shave off with an antishock before moving onto treatment session of course!

Laser hair removal uses light energy that penetrates into your skin, heating up hair follicles and burning away their root structure, which can leave areas dry and itchy after treatment sessions. To counteract this, be sure to moisturize frequently after each session with fragrance-free lotion (aloe vera is also an option), drinking plenty of water throughout your treatment and maintaining adequate hydration levels throughout.

After laser hair removal, it is normal to experience redness and bumps in the treated area; these side effects typically subside within several hours after completion of your procedure. To reduce symptoms faster, try using a cold compress or taking an over-the-counter pain reliever such as acetaminophen to minimize them.

If you are experiencing severe sensitivity or irritation in a treated area, seeking medical advice from your physician is highly advised. This is especially pertinent if blisters, broken skin or open wounds appear; failure to receive prompt medical assistance could result in infection of the skin.

As part of these do’s and don’ts, make sure that any beauty products (body washes, makeup, deodorant and lotions containing perfume or scents) in the treatment area prior to your laser hair removal appointment are kept to a minimum – this will help your skin recover faster while providing you with optimal results from laser hair removal sessions.

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