Post Laser Hair Removal Skin Treatment
People get sick of the facial and corporal hair-keeping tediousness, turning to beauty technology like laser hair removal to relieve their grooming routines. While successful, hair can still be hard to remove forever from an area; hair that keeps growing back is much more sluggish and thinner than before.
Avoiding further pain is crucial to a full recovery in addition to the inevitable side effects of swelling or increased sensitivity to the areas treated. Below is a list of things to do, not do, to make the healing process of your skin so painless as possible.
- Hands Off - Don't touch the skin of your treated areas, rub, scratch or pick. Once a scab is formed, it must be healed and dropped away from itself. Just take the skin dry with lightweight terrycloth or microfiber towels when you get out of the shower.
- Be Sun Shy - Prevent exposure to sun's UV rays, both prior to and during laser hair removal procedures for around four weeks. The risk of hyperpigmentation and potential sunburn is increased by tan during or after treatment. Using an SPF of at least 30 and higher range if going outdoors, and stop the usage at any risk of tanning beds.
- No Sweat - Stay away from intense or stressful exercise for 2-3 days after treatment, as sweating can cause hair follicle irritation.
- Well Gel - The cool Aloe Vera gel application on the treated area will help to relieve discomfort, reduce burning sensations and decrease the redness of the skin. Tip: Hold Aloe Vera gel in the fridge to allow additional refreshment of skin, burnt or laser-treated.
- Hide From Harshness - Do not use any harmful substances like bleach or perfumed products on skin for at least 24 to 48 hours such as aromatherapy oils. Live 48 to 72 hours after the procedure in chlorinated swimming pools.
- Don’t Be Irritating - Avoid hair-removal methods on treated areas, plucking or threading for at least 48 hours afterward. Yet shaving is still allowed.
- Can’t Take the Heat - Take a breather for 24 to 48 hours from the hot bath, tub, sauna and steam room, so pores can relax and recuperate. Stay away with delicate skin from heat sources for over 72 hours.
- Not So Rough - Do not exfoliate treated skin, use chemical peels or have a minimum of 10 days of microdermabrasion. Ideally, all hair removal treatment will be completed before these practices are resumed.
- Dare to Bare - Make-up should not be used for up to 24 hours on treated skin, moving afterwards to gentle minerals or labels for sensitive skin.