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Laser Hair Removal Aftercare

By 9th September 2022Laser Treatment

Apply Cool Compress

Use an ice pack or cool cloth to reduce post-treatment swelling and pain. You should use this for several minutes at a time, as often as you need.

In addition to this, aloe vera gel or calming creams can help keep the area cool.

Protect Your Skin from the Sun

As your skin will be sensitive after treatment, it is highly recommended you avoid direct sun exposure. If the treatment area will be exposed, you should avoid the sun for 1 month before your treatment and 1 month afterwards. 

After this, you should apply to sunscreen to the area of treatment daily.

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Avoid Immediate Shaving

Although laser hair removal is designed to eliminate shaving, it does take time. If you have hair growth after your first treatment, do your best to resist shaving any remaining hair. This is especially important as the skill will be swollen, red and sore for a few hours afterward.

Avoid Fragrance

You should not apply fragrant or perfumed products to the area for at least a week after the procedure. The area will be extremely sensitive and harsh chemicals could cause a skin reaction.

If your laser hair removal is on your underarms, you should also avoid deodorant.

No Hot Showers/Baths

For scalding hot shower and bath lovers, wait at least 48 hours before jumping in. You should also avoid saunas and steam rooms too.

Another thing to avoid is chlorine and harsh chemicals for at least a week.

What Can You Use After Treatment?

You may need to completely overhaul your skincare routine until your skin heals. For at least a week, you should do the following:

  • Use lukewarm water
  • Use fragrance-free products

Find Out More

For more information about the aftercare for laser hair removal, contact Ivory Taylor Hair and Beauty. Call us in Colchester on 01206 851770. Alternatively, send us a message via our contact form.

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