When you think about the amount of money spent each year on disposable razors, shaving creams, and waxing kits, it seems like we spend a great deal on products that only provide a temporary solution to unwanted hair. Laser hair removal, on the other hand, can reduce unwanted facial and body hair while saving you valuable time and money on your daily routine. Check out these tips so that you can properly care for your skin following laser hair removal.
- Keep the Area Cool
Your laser skincare specialist will most likely apply a cooling ointment to your skin immediately following your procedure—however, you may want to consider using a cool washcloth or icepack to keep your skin cool in the hours after your treatment as this will help to reduce swelling and any minor discomfort.
- Protect Your Skin
Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun and other environmental factors after undergoing laser hair removal treatments. Be sure to cover up by wearing protective clothing and sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
- Wait a Few Hours Before Bathing
It is recommended that patients wait several hours after their laser treatment before showering or bathing. Your skincare specialist will advise you on which products should be avoided such as exfoliating scrubs—however, most soaps and skincare products will not harm your skin after undergoing treatment.
- Avoid Plucking or Waxing
You can start shaving the treated area within three to four days following your procedure but you will want to avoid other hair removal methods such as plucking and waxing, as these will only interfere with your upcoming laser treatments.
Whether you’re interested in laser hair removal, permanent makeup, or chemical peels—the Prolase Laser Clinic is Los Angeles is here to help. Learn how you can improve the condition of your skin by contacting us at (818) 660-1664 today! You can also visit us online to set up an initial consultation.