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How to Care for Your Skin After Laser Hair Removal

Jun 01, 2023
How to Care for Your Skin After Laser Hair Removal
Maintaining your silky-smooth skin post-laser hair removal treatment is essential. In this article, we give you tips to ensure healthy, radiant skin post-treatment, making your laser hair removal experience all the more rewarding.

Laser hair removal is the way to go if you're looking for a long-term hair removal procedure. This procedure has grown popular due to its effective and long-lasting results. However, there is more to it than just going under the laser. 

What you do once you leave the treatment room is crucial to truly reap the benefits of this treatment. Aftercare is a significant part of the process, and how it's managed can significantly impact your results. 

At the Beverly Hills Plaza Medi Spa in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Neal Handel and his experienced team pride themselves on providing high-quality treatments and comprehensive aftercare guidance to ensure your skin remains healthy and beautiful.

He breaks down the steps to ensure smooth and supple skin after treatment. 

What is laser hair removal?

Before delving into aftercare, it's essential to understand what happens during laser hair removal. The procedure involves using laser light to target the pigment in your hair follicles

This light converts to heat, damaging the follicle and suppressing hair growth. While it's generally safe, it does cause temporary stress to your skin, making proper post-treatment care necessary.

Immediate aftercare

Your skin may feel slightly sunburned 24 to 48 hours after treatment. This reaction is entirely normal. Use a cold compress or over-the-counter hydrocortisone creams to soothe any discomfort. Also, avoid hot baths, saunas, or heat treatments, as these can aggravate skin sensitivity.

Moisturize and hydrate

Keeping your skin moisturized is crucial after laser hair removal. It helps reduce dryness and flakiness, promotes faster healing, and maintains your skin's overall health. 

Choose a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer and regularly apply it to the treated areas. Also, remember to hydrate internally; drink plenty of water to nourish your skin from within.

Sun protection

Your skin becomes more sensitive to the sun after laser treatment, increasing the risk of sunburn and hyperpigmentation. Consequently, applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily, even on cloudy days, is essentialIf possible, avoid direct sun exposure for at least a week post-treatment.

Avoid certain activities

For about two weeks after your treatment, avoid activities that irritate your skin or stimulate hair growth. These include strenuous exercises that cause excessive sweating, waxing, plucking, or exfoliating the treated areas.

Regular follow-ups

Follow-up appointments are critical to the laser hair removal process. They allow Dr. Handel to assess your progress and address any concerns. At The Beverly Hills Plaza Medi Spa, we ensure our patients receive the best aftercare advice tailored to their unique needs during these sessions.

Caring for your skin after laser hair removal is a step you can't afford to skip. Remember, how you treat your skin post-procedure can significantly impact the results of your treatment. 

With the guidance provided by Dr. Neal Handel and the team at The Beverly Hills Plaza Medi Spa, your skin remains vibrant and healthy, maximizing the benefits of your laser hair removal treatment. You can schedule an appointment with us online today or call 310-388-9765.