Post-Laser Hair Removal Care Tips: Your Guide to Smooth and Radiant Skin

Congratulations on completing your laser hair removal treatment at Smooth Effects Vernon! As you revel in the newfound freedom from unwanted hair, it's crucial to give your skin the care it deserves to ensure optimal results.

Here are some essential post-laser hair removal care tips that will help you achieve and maintain that silky-smooth look you've always desired.

Laser Hair Removal After Care Tips

Keep the Treated Area Clean and Hydrated

After your laser hair removal session, the treated area may feel slightly sensitive or tender. It's essential to keep the area clean and moisturized to promote faster healing. Use a gentle cleanser to wash the area and follow it up with a soothing moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. If the area feels irritated you can apply aloe to soothe it.

Avoid Sun Exposure After Laser Hair Removal

The treated skin will be more susceptible to sun damage immediately after the procedure. Avoid any UV exposure for at least one week after your laser hair removal treatment. 

When you do go outside or near a window, protect the treated area by wearing loose clothing that covers the skin and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Make sure to reapply your sunscreen every two hours or anytime you get out of the water.

Say No to Hot Showers and Baths

Hot water can irritate the treated skin post-laser hair removal treatment, leading to discomfort and potential complications. Opt for lukewarm water instead, especially during the first few days following the laser hair removal treatment. Avoid heat entirely for 48 hours including hot tubs, hot baths, hot showers, saunas, or steam rooms.

Refrain from Scrubbing or Exfoliating Post-Laser Hair Removal

While exfoliation is great for maintaining healthy skin, it’s important to wait at least 48 hours or until the irritation subsides before you try exfoliating. Let your skin heal naturally without any additional irritation from exfoliants or scrubs, then use a gentle exfoliant during the shed-out phase to prevent ingrown hairs.

Resist Picking or Scratching

It's normal for the treated area to experience some redness or minor flaking. However, resist the temptation to scratch or pick at the skin, as this could lead to infection and scarring. 

Between Laser Hair Removal Appointments, Avoid Any Hair Removal Methods Except Shaving

Avoid waxing, plucking, or using depilatory creams on the treated area between sessions. Shaving is acceptable, as it only removes hair at the surface and does not interfere with the hair follicle targeted during laser treatment. This will ensure the best results during your laser hair removal sessions. Also, be sure to properly prepare for your laser hair removal appointment for each session.

Follow the Recommended Treatment Plan

For optimal and long-lasting results, adhere to the treatment plan recommended by the professionals at Smooth Effects Vernon. Typically, several sessions are required to achieve the desired outcome, spaced a few weeks apart. 

By following these post-laser hair removal care tips diligently, you can maximize the benefits of your treatment and enjoy smooth, hair-free skin. At Smooth Effects Vernon, we are committed to providing top-notch medical aesthetics services and supporting you throughout your journey to a more confident and radiant you. 

Should you have any questions or concerns during your aftercare process, don't hesitate to reach out to our team of skin care experts in Vernon, BC. Here's to silky smooth skin!