How to Remove Dead Hair Follicles After Laser Hair Removal

Brian Lett
By Brian Lett
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how to remove dead hair follicles after laser hair removal

Hair follicles targeted by laser treatments should be left alone to fall out naturally, as this will ensure maximum efficacy of treatment. Do not attempt to force out hair by shaving, waxing, plucking or rubbing as this could prevent future treatments being effective and could leave behind less than effective follicles for treatment in future sessions.

1. Exfoliate

After receiving laser hair removal treatment, it is imperative that exfoliation takes place regularly in the treated area to help shed dead skin cells that may be inhibiting hair follicles from growing and facilitate rapid hair shedding. This process helps ensure maximum effectiveness for treatment results and minimize side effects such as irritation.

At this stage, it is also crucial to avoid taking hot showers, sauna bathing or using a heating pad as these could irritate the skin further. Instead, cool showering with no harsh chemicals used as exfoliation scrub can help. Use it on the treatment area once or three times weekly with loofah as part of a combination regime.

After laser hair removal, it’s important to keep in mind that hair loss is natural and there’s nothing amiss about its shedding. Your body simply pushes out hairs in their anagen stage from their follicles onto the surface where they might cause redness or bumps which look like ingrown hairs; however, any attempts at shaving or plucking may interfere with this natural cycle and result in hair growth being interrupted prematurely.

Laser treatment won’t produce noticeable results at this point in time; however, regular exfoliation and moisturization of skin after receiving laser treatments is still recommended to promote healing and stimulate anagen-stage hairs.

Metro Dermatology in Elmhurst, NY can provide an in-depth consultation about laser hair removal to get you on the road to lasting hair removal results. With our team of aestheticians on staff and our state-of-the-art facility to offer laser hair removal treatment services at its best possible results, contact us now or reach out online if more information is required!

2. Moisturize

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular permanent hair reduction methods, owing to its minimal discomfort and minimal side-effects compared to waxing. However, it is crucial that one follows certain post-procedure tips in order to achieve maximum effectiveness from their procedure.

To protect sensitive skin in the treatment area, it’s a good idea to apply moisturizer following each session. A non-fragranced moisturizer that contains aloe vera or another soothing ingredient would be best. Also try to minimize exposure to harsh chemicals; that means skipping showers or baths which could strip natural oils off your skin as well as perfumed deodorant-containing body products.

Your treatment area may feel slightly irritated after your session, so having a cold compress ready can help ease any lingering sensations of pain or irritation and decrease redness in the treatment area.

After each treatment session, it is advised to apply a light fragrance-free moisturizer liberally to the treated areas. Moisturizers help exfoliate dead follicles faster while speeding up any hair shedding that occurs after treatment; additionally it’s beneficial to moisturize frequently during hotter summer months for maximum effectiveness.

Avoid shaving, plucking and other methods that require pulling hair follicles as this can disrupt the natural process of eliminating unwanted hair while also causing unnecessary skin irritation. Apply a topical numbing cream prior to visiting LH Spa & Rejuvenation as this will make the treatment process more comfortable for you.

After your treatment, it is a good idea to use a broad spectrum sunscreen to safeguard the area being treated from the damaging sun rays. Be sure to reapply your sunscreen often throughout the day – particularly after swimming, toweling off, or perspiring heavily.

If you have any inquiries about aftercare for laser hair removal, or would like to arrange an initial consultation, don’t hesitate to contact AestheticFX Med Spa now. Our friendly and experienced staff would love to help you achieve the sleek and hairless skin of your dreams!

3. Apply Sunscreen

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective method for permanently eliminating unwanted body hair. To ensure a successful and safe experience, however, certain post-treatment guidelines must be strictly observed to ensure successful healing and skin recovery – including exfoliating, moisturizing and avoiding direct sun exposure. In addition, waxing, plucking and threading must also be avoided since they can damage skin tissue while damaging hair follicles in the process.

Your skin will likely be especially delicate after laser hair removal treatment, making regular application of sunscreen especially important to protect it against harmful effects of UV rays like burns and premature aging.

If you plan on spending a considerable amount of time outdoors, selecting an effective sunscreen will provide your skin with essential protection that will ensure its long-term health and beauty.

Apply sunscreen with at least an SPF 30 protection factor or higher for optimal sunburn protection. Furthermore, broad spectrum protection will shield your skin from both UVA and UVB rays that pose health threats to you and others in the area.

When planning outdoor excursions or activities such as hiking or other forms of recreational sports, using sunscreen with SPF 50+ protection is vital to safeguard your skin against harmful UV rays of the sun. In order to extend its benefits and ensure optimal protection during extended sun exposure periods, it may also be wise to wear a hat and sunglasses as an extra measure.

After your laser hair removal treatment, it’s ideal to avoid direct sunlight as much as possible, though that is often unachievable for most people. If you do venture outdoors after sunbathing with laser hair removal, apply sunscreen with at least an SPF 30 rating so as to provide your skin with adequate protection from further sun exposure – this will allow it to remain healthy and strong even after being treated by laser.

4. Massage

Laser hair removal offers an effective alternative to shaving, waxing and plucking for unwanted hair removal. The professional treatment uses intense beams of light to target pigmentation that gives hair its color in order to destroy hair follicles and achieve long-term hair reduction results on all skin tones – including dark hair on light skin tones. Six to eight sessions may be required in order to see optimal results; touch-up treatments may also be necessary if new growth emerges within six weeks post treatment in order to keep skin smooth and free from further hair growth.

Maintaining beautiful and smooth skin post laser hair removal requires knowing how to exfoliate correctly. A scrub with gentle exfoliation cream can accelerate the shedding process after laser treatments; applying one three to five times weekly can help eliminate dead skin cells for maximum laser light energy to target pigment and destroy hair follicles more effectively.

If you have sensitive skin, opting for an exfoliating scrub composed only of natural ingredients may be the most suitable way to exfoliate. Scrubs that contain harsh chemicals may irritate or inflame the skin and make it harder for laser light to reach hair follicles effectively.

As well, it’s essential not to shave, tweeze or wax hair in the treatment area between laser hair removal sessions. Laser treatments work best when they target hair in either its Anagen (growing phase) or Catagen (precursor stage to new growth) phase; shaving, tweezing or waxing could cause it to transition into Telogen and stop growing altogether.

Some patients experiencing laser hair removal sessions may experience redness, swelling and bumps after their session – these side effects are normal and should fade quickly post treatment. To minimize discomfort during this phase of care, cold compresses or washcloths soaked with cool water can be applied directly onto the skin for comforting relief; additionally, pain relievers like Tylenol may help alleviate discomfort as well.

After each laser hair removal treatment, you should expect the hair bulb to rupture seven to 30 days later. At this time, redness and bumps may appear as your body pushes out dead hair from its follicle; you may also discover ingrown hairs trapped below the surface of your skin.

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