Laser hair removal is the best if you hate shaving or waxing like most people, but it’s important to know that it’s not as simple as going in for one treatment and never having hair grow again.
It often takes more than one laser hair removal treatment to achieve permanent hair removal. To understand why more than one treatment is needed, you must first understand how laser hair removal works. A light laser is used to destroy the hair follicle but the hair follicles that are damaged & not destroyed will eventually grow new hair. This is why it is important to get a series of treatments and maintain your appointments.
Laser hair removal is a mild and safe procedure, but there is no doubt that the laser can have a temporary effect on the skin. Your skin will be slightly sensitive and need a little bit of extra care. Here’s what you should do after your laser hair removal treatment.
Loose Clothing is your best friend
Your skin could be sensitive depending on the treatment area. If you wear rough or tight fitting clothing, it might irritate your skin. We suggest wearing soft, loose fitting clothing to avoid your skin from becoming irritated.
Hot showers are not recommended
Laser hair removal can temporarily dry out your skin, so hot water will only exacerbate things. Hot water is actually very bad for your skin which is why during the recovery process it is important to avoid hot water.
Try to avoid sun exposure
You should avoid sun exposure as much as you can on your treated area after your laser hair removal treatment.