Laser hair removal treatment is a fast-becoming a popular medical procedure that gets rid of unwanted body hair. It is a godsend remedy for those who cannot stand the pain of waxing or have no time to do Brazilian wax, or even for those who get fed up with having to shave every other day.
Laser hair removal procedures introduce focused energy from laser or intense pulsed light to the pigments of the hair follicles, causing damage to the source of the hair and reducing hair re-growth. With the sacs damaged, there will be ample time to be hairless until they heal and grow new hairs again.
Keep in mind that even though there is a long delay between growth, laser hair removal is not a one-time deal if you want permanent results. You will need multiple procedures to achieve optimal results. Although this treatment is FDA-approved, clinically-tested, effective, and safe, there are still possible risks and side effects following the treatment. While some may not experience any adverse effects, some people may be more sensitive.
TO ENSURE A SMOOTH AND SUCCESSFUL PROCESS, WE’VE PUT TOGETHER SIX SKINCARE TIPS YOU CAN DO AFTER LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT:
1. DO NOT REMOVE ANY EXCESS HAIR
After the treatment, you might see some hairs left behind. While it can be tempting to wax, pluck, or tweeze them out, try not to. Doing this will remove the hair from its shaft, making the next laser hair treatment removal more difficult.
2. AVOID HEAVY SWEATING
Whether you are gym buff or want to maintain an active lifestyle and so eager to go back on track, try not to work out too much after a laser hair removal. It is recommended to skip working out or avoid any activities that will cause you to sweat for at least one day or 24 hours after the treatment.
3. STAY AWAY FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT FOR SEVEN DAYS
Extended UV exposure will only irritate the treated areas further. We understand how it can be difficult to avoid the sun altogether. If you do have to go outside, make sure you are protected from the UV rays, especially if you have to go out for an extended period of time. Keep the treated area covered as much as possible. Use a sunblock that is 30 SPF or higher and keep applying sunscreen for ongoing maintenance and proper skincare. If you have the treatment on your face, use a hat for protection.
4. DO NOT PUNCTURE ANY SKIN
In some rare cases, blisters may appear in the treated area. Avoid puncturing them as this will only cause further damage to the skin and can potentially leave ugly marks. Use an antibiotic to heal breakouts if you see them on your skin. You may speak with an expert for any recommendations on what particular product to use.
5. STAY AWAY FROM HEAT SOURCES
After the procedure, your skin will be a bit too sensitive. Aside from avoiding sun exposure, prevent any heat sources that could irritate the already exposed hair follicles. Stay away from steam rooms, saunas, or hot showers for at least two days after the procedure. Instead, opt for room temperature or lukewarm water during this period.
6. AFTER LASER HAIR REMOVAL, SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
Redness or any uncomfortable feeling may occur in the treated areas after the treatment. It is recommended to use products that help to calm down and relax the skin after the treatment. A calming cream is also recommended to help avoid any skin injuries and adequately heal your skin. Here at Calveo, we recommend and provide Alumier MD products.
- Aloe Vera Gel
- SPF 30 Sunscreen (Face)
- Aftercare Calming Cream
- Body Sunscreen
After laser hair removal skincare is equally important as what you do before and in-between the procedures, you must follow all the essential care tips and advice to prevent any adverse effects from your treatment.