How Soon Can I Have Sex After Laser Hair Removal?
There is so much talk about the benefits of laser hair removal, and for good reason.
It’s not just lip service; it’s true! Lasting smooth skin. No more ingrown hairs. No more razor burn. It’s the hair-free gift that keeps on giving!
And when you consider the more popular areas to treat, intimate areas on both a man and woman certainly qualify.
It’s 2023, and having no hair down there is a very popular choice. Not just for you, but for your partner, too.
Which made us think what we’re sure many wonder following treatment: how soon after laser hair removal treatment can you have sex? We’ve got the answers below.
How soon after laser hair removal can you have sex?
A few factors should be considered here.
Most important is to make sure the Brazilian area for a woman or the male genitalia are completely healed following laser hair removal treatment. There are really no activity restrictions following treatment, but it’s best to allow the treatment redness or irritation to resolve first. And if there is any discomfort, it’s best to wait to have sex.
Why is this important? If you’ve recently undergone a treatment, the sensitivity to the area can lead to a less-than-ideal experience with your partner.
… sensitivity to the area can lead to a less-than-ideal experience with your partner.
Are there any side effects of sex following laser hair removal?
The most common one is sensitivity in the treated area. If the area is touched or pressed against in the hours after laser hair removal, the experience may be uncomfortable.
Other side effects are possible regardless of whether a client has sex after treatment. These include the potential for mild redness, dryness, or swelling.
Should similar precautions be taken with sex following waxing or other beauty treatments?
For the sake of avoiding discomfort, no sex on the day of wax treatment is the smart move.
Following your appointment, your skin is more prone to redness and irritation, and it will be extra sensitive after hair has literally been ripped from the skin.
And the truth is, following a wax appointment, the tiny tears in the skin can make you more susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases like HPV and herpes.
So yeah, it’s probably a good idea to refrain from any kind of friction on appointment day.
There are definitely elements to consider about having sex following laser hair removal.
No doubt. During any consultation with a reputable laser hair removal professional, you’ll soon find out they want to set you up for success.
That’s before, during, and, in this case, after treatment. Also don’t forget to ask questions if you’re unsure about something. Part of a laser hair removal professional’s job is to put clients’ minds at ease if they’re concerned about something related to treatment.