Four Things to Avoid After Laser Hair Removal
Excess hair can cause embarrassment in social situations, especially when it's in visible areas like the arms, legs, back, and intimate areas. Unfortunately, methods like shaving and waxing are not always convenient, and hair continues to grow back at the same rate. Now, laser hair removal is becoming an increasingly popular solution for unwanted follicles.
Laser hair removal is a common and relatively safe procedure that millions of people undergo every year. Treatment can provide long-lasting results and can improve your appearance and confidence long-term.
After undergoing laser hair removal in Las Vegas, it's important to follow all post-treatment instructions and guidelines as provided by a specialist. You can maximize results and enjoy smoother, more even-toned skin by observing these four behaviors below.
1. Avoid sun exposure
Laser hair removal works by targeting the natural pigment in our hair follicles. The heat from the laser damages the follicle and prevents future growth. Though laser technology is considered safe, UV rays make our skin more sensitive and increase the risk of burns, blisters, and pigmentation changes.
We understand that summer is in full swing, and you want to spend time outdoors. If you must be in the sun, wear sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher and cover treated areas with clothing or a hat. Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps before and after laser treatment.
2. Avoid hot showers and baths
Seven Heart Medspa uses top-of-the-line equipment to protect the skin during laser hair removal in Las Vegas, reducing side effects like redness and swelling. However, hot water can irritate the skin and cause inflammation. Stick to lukewarm or tepid water for the first 24 hours after laser treatment, then gradually increase water temperature as tolerated. Try to avoid saunas and hot tubs until the skin has fully healed.
3. Avoid picking or rubbing the treated area
Some patients are tempted to pick at their skin because it may appear like excess hair is still growing. However, picking can lead to infections and scarring. Plucking or tweezing hair is also not recommended as this can disrupt the hair follicle and make future laser sessions less effective.
Leave your skin alone and allow yourself to heal in between appointments. Any itching or irritation can be resolved with a cool compress. Ask our team how to handle any discomfort at home.
4. Avoid harsh chemicals on the treated area
Some makeup, lotions, and deodorants contain harsh chemicals that generate redness and swelling after laser sessions. Avoid using these products in the treated area for at least 24 hours after your appointment. If you must use them, test them on a small area first to ensure they will not cause irritation.
Post-treatment instructions vary depending on the type of laser used and your individual skin type and condition. Follow all instructions as provided by Seven Heart Medspa to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Enjoy safe and effective laser hair removal
When excess hair growth is impacting your confidence, it may be time to consider laser hair removal in Las Vegas, NV. Laser treatments are a simple and noninvasive way to feel better about your appearance. Board-certified physician Dr. Raj Singh can provide comprehensive information and resources about recovery, so you know what to expect at every step. Call Seven Heart Medspa to set up a consultation.