It is normal for the treated area to feel like a sunburn for a few hours. You should use a cold compress if the sensitivity continues. If there is any crusting, apply an antibiotic cream. Darker pigmented skin may have more discomfort than lighter skin & may persist longer.
What does your skin look like right after laser hair removal?
You might notice redness and swelling for the first few hours after laser hair removal. To reduce any discomfort, apply ice to the treated area. If you have a skin reaction immediately after laser hair removal, the doctor might apply a steroid cream to the affected area.
What does your face look like after laser hair removal?
You may also see small raised bumps on the skin after treatment. These are completely normal and may be white or red in colour. It is important not to pick or touch these areas, they will disappear over a period of a few hours.
How long does it take for skin to heal after laser hair removal?
Within four weeks, the hair follicles will be destroyed and begin to fall out. One of the best ways to protect your skin is to exfoliate it during the next four weeks after getting the treatment. When exfoliating your skin, you will need to use a washcloth and mild scrub wash.
How can I repair my skin after laser hair removal?
If skin is broken, apply an antibiotic ointment until healed. Tylenol is recommended for post-treatment discomfort. Over the counter medication is recommended for post treatment discomfort. You may also apply Restorative Gel (highest recommended), cool towels, ice packs or aloe vera to alleviate discomfort due to heat.
How can I speed up the shedding after laser hair removal?
Exfoliating frequently (scrub or continued shaving) will help speed up the shedding process. Hair growth will be less after each treatment. Laser targets the pigment in the hair. The darker the hair the better the result.
Is it normal to get pimples after laser hair removal?
After your laser hair removal sessions, acne may appear on the treatment area. This side effect happens when pores get clogged. Since the heat of the laser opens up your pores, your skin will be sensitive to these very tiny infections.
How do you prevent bumps after laser hair removal?
Make sure to moisturize your skin periodically after your treatment. Consider using aloe vera gel to soothe inflamed skin while keeping it moisturized. When you bathe or shower, be gentle when washing laser-treated areas. Do not scrub treated areas with a wash cloth, body wash puff, or sponge.
How long after laser can I shave?
If you shave too quickly you may irritate the skin even more, so waiting at least three or four days after your treatment is usually ideal. A few days following your laser hair removal treatment, you may notice your hair shedding.
Do and don’ts after laser?
Avoid very hot baths, showers, steam baths or saunas, and don’t swim in strong chlorinated water for two or three days. Don’t use bleaching creams or perfume products for 24 to 48 hours. Avoid exfoliating or peels for one week. Try to avoid wearing tight clothing for two or three days.
What should you not do after laser?
Avoid anything that involves chlorine (e.g. swimming) for 48 hours. Avoid make-up on the treated area for at least 48 hours. Avoid the application of perfumed products or bleaching creams for 48 hours. Avoid scratching the treatment area if blistering or crusting occurs, as this can cause scarring.
Why is my hair still growing after laser hair removal?
Why do hairs continue to grow after the the treatment? This is mainly due to the hair’s growth cycle. Hairs in the anagen, or active phase will be affected by the laser. The hairs in the catagen, or dormant stage will be unaffected during the treatment and grows when it goes to the anlagen phase.