What To Expect After Laser Hair Removal



What To Expect After Laser Hair Removal

After visiting a laser hair removal clinic you will notice several changes in the area being treated. Laser hair removal is a permanent procedure but it does take multiple sessions to complete. The amount of sessions depends on the area being treated; however, the result is smooth skin, free of hair.

What To Expect After Laser Hair Removal

If you’re considering visiting a laser hair removal clinic or you have recently visited one for your first session, you may have questions. Below, we’ve broken down what you can expect after laser hair removal to give you a better idea of what’s in store for you.

Immediately following your procedure

The laser hair technician may apply a steroid cream to the affected area. This is done to reduce any skin reactions that the laser treatment can cause. If you do have a reaction this does not mean that the laser hair removal clinic is bad or the technician has made a mistake. All it means is that the area is sensitive and the reaction will dissipate shortly.

When you get home

In the first few hours after you leave the laser hair removal clinic, the treated area will be red and swollen. You can apply ice to the area to reduce your discomfort.

The week after

The week after your laser hair removal appointment, you will notice some hair shedding. This is completely normal and shouldn’t be mistaken for regrowth.

4-6 weeks after

The treated area will be smooth for about four to six weeks following your first treatment date. After this timeframe you should notice little fine hairs growing again. Do not tweeze or wax these hairs because they will be targeted during your next treatment, which should be done around this time.

Within 3 months

At this point you should have already undergone two treatments. The legs, bikini area, chest, facial area, underarms and arms will see at least 50 per cent of the hair gone. The results will vary depending on your skin type but it’s safe to assume that you will see a great reduction in hair at this time.

Within 6 months to a year

You should have completed your visits to the laser hair removal clinic after a year, or six months depending on the area being treated. Now, your hair will be permanently gone.

Throughout your treatment

No matter how many times you have to visit the laser hair removal clinic for treatments it’s important that you stay out of the sun before and after your appointments. Avoid direct sun exposure and make sure you are wearing sunscreen when you leave the house, even if it’s winter. Likewise, you will need to stay away from tanning beds until after you have completed all your laser hair removal treatments.

June 26, 2017

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