Get Ready With Me: After Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Well, congratulations! You just finished a session of laser hair removal.
You’re now one step closer to never having to shave or wax again. No more razor burn. No more ingrown hairs. No more nicks or cuts. Just smooth, hair-free skin.
And to make sure the rest of your laser hair removal journey is smooth sailing, proper post-appointment care is especially important.
You’ve already read about the best ways to prepare yourself before and during your laser hair removal appointment.
Today is our final installment of our “Get Ready With Me” series. Read on to find out the best tips for after your appointment to make your laser hair removal journey a success!
What is important to know after my appointment?
You’re back home, and you notice your skin appears a little red. And while you might think that’s cause for alarm, it really isn’t.
In the hours following your treatment, the area may be a little sensitive, like a sunburn. It doesn’t always happen, but for some, it does. And if it happens to you, your skin should return to your baseline color by the time you’re getting ready for bed that night.
And in the rare case the redness stays longer than usual, aloe vera or topical healing creams should quickly take care of the issue!
You’re now one step closer to never having to shave or wax again.
Can I wash the treated area following laser hair removal?
Can you wash the area? Gently, yes, with some mild soap.
And unless there is a known history of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, clients can resume any showering or sauna use as they normally would.
Is there anything else that should be avoided?
Be sure to avoid the sun. You’ll reduce the chance of light or dark spots on the skin by staying out of the sun. And don’t forget to use sunscreen often once your skin is ready for topical application. It’s a great way to avoid sunburn and maintain your natural skin tone.
What can I expect in the days following my appointment?
Not only in the next few days but possibly until your next appointment, dead hairs will fall out from your treated area. It’s great! It means the laser hair removal treatment is doing its job.
And you can actually speed up that hair-shedding process with some exfoliation, which will help push the hair from its follicle. You also rid yourself of dead skin cells with this decision.
That actually sounds like pretty reasonable post-treatment care.
Agreed! Look, aside from you, the client, nobody wants your hair-free journey to be a success more than a reputable laser hair removal professional. You’re investing your hard-earned money to embrace silky smooth skin while ditching the razor.
We hope this “Get Ready With Me” roadmap puts you in position to get the most out of your investment. And remember, should any questions or concerns arise, your laser hair removal professional should give you the guidance you need to stay safe and hair-free!