Once you have completed your laser hair removal treatment, you may be wondering how your body will react, what results you will get and what are after care instructions.
Here is a complete breakdown of what to expect after your laser hair removal treatment.
Post laser hair removal treatment changes
First of all, you may experience a bit of temporary swelling and sensitivity in the areas that were treated. Occasionally folliculitis is possible.
Folliculitis can be a nuisance but can also be considered a good reaction to have after laser hair removal because it means that the hair follicles have swelled from treatment. Folliculitis will look like all bumps on the surface of the skin, and it should subside within 48 hours. Some experts believe folliculitis means laser energy penetrated the hair follicle to kill it completely, which is what you are hoping for in your laser hair removal treatment.
If you do have any other reaction or your reaction lasts longer than a day, make sure to contact your laser hair removal clinic immediately so that they can help you as needed.
So in summary the changes are
- You will see redness and swelling around the treated hair follicles immediately following treatment. After a 20 minuted to a few hours, the skin will go back to its normal look and feel.
- Blisters and crusting are extremely rare, and are more commonly seen in
darker skinned individuals.
- Seven to fourteen days after treatment,
hair may be extruded from the follicle.
Post laser hair removal treatment care
1. Immediately following treatment, cold compresses can be applied to the skin surface
2. Emollients and/or topical corticosteroid creams can be used to keep areas moist and reduce redness and swelling.
3. Blisters and crusting are treated with
antibiotic ointment and daily soaks.
4. If the healing process is taking longer, the patient should
relax, and not take on stressful and demanding activities.
5. You should strictly avoid the sun for 4-6 weeks before and 4-6 weeks after each session in order to prevent pigmentary changes
6. Avoid irritating the treated area. This includes shaving, waxing, plucking and bleaching. Keep the area clean to avoid infections
Laser hair removal recovery tips
It’s important to begin to exfoliate the surface of the skin 1 week after the treatment. As the body begins to push out the dead hair follicle, it will look like the hair is still growing, but it is not. The process is called purging or shedding. You may wipe way these hairs with a damp cloth or loofah once the sensitivity of treated area resolved.
Recovery after laser hair removal can be eased if you take care and use the professionally recommended skin care products after the procedure.
This step is important to help your skin stay healthy through out.
If you notice hair that is still growing in the area that was treated, it is important to contact your laser hair removal clinic right away because it could be a missed spot. A missed spot can happen if the patient was jumpy during the treatment or breaks needed to be taken. We at our Laser hair removal clinic offer you a follow-up treatment to target all missed spots completely.
Another important thing to note after laser hair removal is moisturising your skin. Take care to use it in the proper amounts and schedule. Moisturizing is necessary because it keeps the skin in balance, and it will allow for greater results in removing the dead hair underneath the surface of the skin.
You also can shave any of the dead hair pushing out if necessary, whether it is on your underarms or bikini area. The important to keep in mind is that the hair is dead as it pushes out, and it is not growing
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