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Laser Hair Removal: A Comprehensive Guide To Smooth Skin

Chichi Ogwe • May, 2023

Laser Hair Removal Aftercare: Expert Tips for Smooth and Radiant Skin

Chichi Ogwe • August, 2023

Laser hair removal is one of the most effective procedures available for people who want to achieve smooth, hairless skin on a long-term basis. It works by targeting unwanted hairs and destroying the hair follicles, and this prevents new hairs from growing.

 It’s popular because of its numerous benefits: quick procedure (15-60 minutes per session), no or low downtime, no occurrence of ingrown hairs, minimal side effects, low maintenance required, less time-consuming, more convenient than other hair removal methods and precise and targeted treatment.

 With laser hair removal procedures, post laser hair removal care is essential to prevent side effects, or to keep side effects occurrence at a minimum. Here’s some more information in this article about laser hair removal aftercare.

Table Of Contents

  • 1. Is it Normal for My Skin to Feel Sensitive after Laser Hair Removal?
  • 2. Laser Hair Removal Side Effects
  • 3. Laser Hair Removal Aftercare for Different Body Parts
  • 4. Evertone IPL Hair Removal device
  • 5. FAQs
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  • 2. Potential Side Effects Of Radiofrequency Cellulite Treatments
  • 3. Evertone Anti-Cellulite Routine
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Is it Normal for My Skin to Feel Sensitive after Laser Hair Removal?

After laser hair removal procedures, sensitivity might occur in the form of redness, irritation, swelling, discomfort, tenderness, bruising, crusting or tingling sensations. However, these side effects should ease off within a few hours of the treatment. To help deal with sensitivity post laser hair removal, it’s best to apply a cool compress, steroid cream or ointment to the affected area. Also, it’s best to avoid other hair removal methods (e.g. waxing and plucking), direct sunlight, makeup, heavy skincare products and perfumes for at least 48 hours after the procedure.

 If sensitivity continues after a prolonged period of time, it’s best to consult a medical practitioner.

Laser Hair Removal Side Effects

Laser hair removal procedures can cause a few temporary side effects. Some of the most common side effects after the session are skin irritation, redness, tenderness, discomfort, scarring and swelling. This is because of the intense heat released by the laser during the session. Sometimes, the laser can cause pigment changes by lightening or darkening the skin. Temporary side effects normally disappear after several hours, especially when laser hair removal post care measures are applied.

Laser Hair Removal Aftercare for Different Body Parts

It’s important to know what to do after laser hair removal for different body parts, because different areas require various aftercare approaches.

Face
When cleansing your face, use a gentle cleanser and pat your face dry. Avoid using makeup, lotion and moisturizer for the first 24 hours after treatment.

Arms and underarms
After laser hair removal treatment on the arms and underarms, you’re likely to notice redness, swelling and bumps, so use a cleanser with delicate ingredients, apply topical creams, don’t use moisturizer, lotion or deodorant for the first 24 hours after the laser session. Avoid shaving, waxing, threading, picking, touching and scratching these areas, and don’t shower for six to eight hours after the procedure. Your hair will shed a few days after the procedure, but to speed this up, you can exfoliate the skin. In addition to this, you’ll need to wear loose cotton clothing and avoid heated areas (e.g. steam rooms), swimming pools and hot and cold water.

Bikini area
After laser treatment on the bikini area, you’ll need to wear loose cotton clothing, shower using lukewarm water and apply pure aloe vera gel or calamine cream to the area. Also, you must avoid exercise and touching the skin, and avoid going to the gym, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and swimming pool afterwards for at least 48 hours.

Legs
You should keep your legs moist after laser hair removal treatment with a fragrance-free cream or ointment. To prevent irritation, avoid perfume, harsh skincare or bodycare products, swimming pools, hot showers and baths for two days. You must avoid direct sunlight for at least four weeks because your skin will be much more sensitive after laser hair removal treatment, but if you can’t, apply sunscreen with SPF30+. Plus, don’t shave your legs until a few days later.

Evertone IPL Hair Removal device

If you want to embark on a professional laser hair removal treatment at home, then look no further than the Evertone Eversmooth IPL Hair Removal Device. Perfect for your legs,chest, arms and back, this pain-free product eliminates pesky hairs at the root, prevents ingrown hairs and keeps skin smooth and supple. Best of all, you can achieve long-term, permanent results in just four 45-minute sessions with this handy device!

FAQs 

How long should I wait before exposing my treated skin to sunlight?

It is recommended that you avoid direct sunlight for at least two to four weeks to allow your skin to heal and to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation. Also, if you can’t completely avoid sunlight, use sunscreen with SPF30+.

Can I shave between laser sessions?

Yes. You shouldn’t shave treated areas straight after the sessions (wait a few hours or a few days, depending on the area treated during the procedure), but you can shave in between sessions. However, the more laser hair removal sessions you have, the less you’ll need to shave.

How many sessions do I need for optimal results?

It is recommended that you have six to ten laser hair removal sessions every 1-3 months to achieve the best results.

Can I resume my regular skincare routine immediately?

You’ll need to wait at least 24 hours before resuming your usual skincare routine. This is because your skin is very sensitive after a laser session. If you need to wash your face after laser treatment, use a delicate cleanser and dab your face. Don’t scrub or rub.

Are there any long-term precautions I should take?

Avoid sunlight and use sunscreen with SPF30+ for at least four weeks after laser hair removal treatment.

Chichi Ogwe

Chichi is a freelance beauty writer from London. She runs her own beauty blog, Chichi Writes Beauty, which is all about her passion: makeup. Clearly, she’s crazy for cosmetics! In her spare time, Chichi likes to read, listen to music, go for walks, dine out with friends, watch YouTube videos and binge-watch reality TV shows.

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Chichi Ogwe

Chichi is a freelance beauty writer from London. She runs her own beauty blog, Chichi Writes Beauty, which is all about her passion: makeup. Clearly, she’s crazy for cosmetics! In her spare time, Chichi likes to read, listen to music, go for walks, dine out with friends, watch YouTube videos and binge-watch reality TV shows.