8 Essential Laser Hair Removal
Tips After Treatment
Laser Hair Removal Tips for clients after treatment.
Normally the skin will feel slightly warm and red after the treatment but this normally disappears within minutes or a few hours.
Avoid sun exposure.
You must not expose skin to UV or self tan (sun beds) for at least 4 weeks before or after treatment. If your skin gets a tan (active tan) then you are at greater risk of developing hyper pigmentation or getting a burn.
You must protect your skin from the sun – if it’s an area that is exposed like your face/arms/neck then make sure you use a high SPF cream every day to avoid getting a tan (around SPF 30 and above).
Use a soothing gel.
Simple soothing products like Aloe Vera gel can be used if your skin is feeling slightly sore. The gel will help to calm down any redness you may experience from the laser.
Avoid harsh chemicals
This means no bleach or perfumed products such as aromatherapy oils for at least 24 - 48 hours on the area treated. Also avoid swimming in chlorinated water for 48 -72 hours.
Do not wax, thread or pluck the area treated.
You may shave or use hair removal creams in between treatments. It is advisable to leave the area alone for 24 - 48 hours to avoid any skin irritation.
Avoid a hot bath/shower.
If you have had laser hair removal done on your body then it is best to avoid having a hot bath or shower (sauna/steam) for 24 -48 hours as it can cause skin irritation especially if you have sensitive skin.
If you’ve had laser hair removal on your face then you must avoid having harsh treatments done such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion for at least 10 days before or after treatment.
However I do advice that if you are interested in getting the above done you wait until after your laser treatment has finished just avoid any complication.
Avoid Make Up.
If you have had laser hair removal on your face then its best to avoid using make up for at least 24 hours – or at least keep it to the minimum – some concealer, mascara, lipstick. There are some brands out there which cater for sensitive skin and you may want to try mineral make up free of preservatives.
Talk to your practitioner!
If in any doubt at all, just contact your practitioner for tips and if you are very concerned arrange an appointment to show them your skin. The practitioner is there for the course of the treatment and will want to make sure everything is well.