Aftercare Information

 

Laser Hair Removal Aftercare

Post-Treatment Care

Here’s some Laser Hair Removal Aftercare Tips for you after treatment:

  • Untilany redness, swelling and blistering disappears, avoid the following:
    • Applying cosmetics to the treated area.
    • Swimming, especially in pools treated with chemicals, such as chlorine.
    • Hot tubs and Jacuzzis.
    • Sun exposure. Furthermore, for added protection, apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater to prevent skin damage or discoloration.
  • Don’t scrub or apply exfoliants to the treated area for 2 weeks.
  • If there is any swelling after treatment, apply cold packs to the affected area for 10-15 minutes every hour for the next 4 hours.
  • Over-the-counter acetaminophen may be taken to reduce the mild discomfort.
  • Avoid exercise and exertion for the first 24 hours. Perspiration from exertion may increase irritation caused by the laser
  • Avoid exposure to the sun for two weeks after treatment. After this period, make sure you apply sunscreen whenever you’re in the sun.
  • Avoid tanning booths – the ultraviolet light damages the skin.
  • Don’t wax or pluck hairs between treatments.
  • Don’t pick at or manipulate the skin in treated areas.
  • Don’t rub or scrub the treated area. You may gently wash the area with soap and water.
  • If scabbing occurs, keep the area moist with a petroleum-based topical antibiotic.
  • Expect to see stubble for 7- 30 days after treatment. This is how long it takes for treated hair follicles to expel their hair growth.

Possible Side Effects

  • After your laser treatment, expect the treated area to look and feel like amild sunburn. This usually lasts from 2 – 24 hours; however, it can persist for up to 72 hours.
  • Mild swellingmay accompany this redness and minor stinging, but it usually subsides within 2-3 days.
  • Be aware that possible side effects include a low risk of prolonged itching, redness, and blistering, along with a very low risk of bruising, peeling, rash, lightening or darkening of the skin, ingrown hairs, freckle removal, crusting, swelling, and infection.
  • If you think you’re having an allergic reaction or other unusual symptoms, call Danik immediately.
  • Permanent scarring or changes in skin color are rare.

Treatment Benefits

  • In 90 percent of patients treated, Laser Hair Removal produces permanent hair loss, delivering smooth, hair-free skin.
  • Normally it takes 6 – 8 treatments to see permanent results as hair grows in cycles and follicles are only affected when treated during the anagen phase of the growth cycle.
  • As a result, multiple sessions are required to destroy all hair follicles. Results may vary.

Post-Treatment Care

For Laser Hair Removal Aftercare, please keep a look out for the following:

  • Untilany redness, swelling and blistering disappears, avoid the following:
    • Applying cosmetics to the treated area.
    • Swimming, especially in pools treated with chemicals, such as chlorine.
    • Hot tubs and Jacuzzis.
    • Sun exposure. Furthermore, for added protection, apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater to prevent skin damage or discoloration.
  • Don’t scrub or apply exfoliants to the treated area for 2 weeks.
  • If there is any swelling after treatment, apply cold packs to the affected area for 10-15 minutes every hour for the next 4 hours.
  • Over-the-counter acetaminophen may be taken to reduce the mild discomfort.
  • Avoid exercise and exertion for the first 24 hours. Perspiration from exertion may increase irritation caused by the laser
  • Avoid exposure to the sun for two weeks after treatment. After this period, make sure you apply sunscreen whenever you’re in the sun.
  • Avoid tanning booths – the ultraviolet light damages the skin.
  • Don’t wax or pluck hairs between treatments.
  • Don’t pick at or manipulate the skin in treated areas.
  • Don’t rub or scrub the treated area. You may gently wash the area with soap and water.
  • If scabbing occurs, keep the area moist with a petroleum-based topical antibiotic.
  • Expect to see stubble for 7- 30 days after treatment. This is how long it takes for treated hair follicles to expel their hair growth.

Possible Side Effects

  • After your laser treatment, expect the treated area to look and feel like amild sunburn. This usually lasts from 2 – 24 hours; however, it can persist for up to 72 hours.
  • Mild swellingmay accompany this redness and minor stinging, but it usually subsides within 2-3 days.
  • Be aware that possible side effects include a low risk of prolonged itching, redness, and blistering, along with a very low risk of bruising, peeling, rash, lightening or darkening of the skin, ingrown hairs, freckle removal, crusting, swelling, and infection.
  • If you think you’re having an allergic reaction or other unusual symptoms, call Danik immediately.
  • Permanent scarring or changes in skin color are rare.

Treatment Benefits

  • In 90 percent of patients treated, Laser Hair Removal produces permanent hair loss, delivering smooth, hair-free skin.
  • Normally it takes 6 – 8 treatments to see permanent results as hair grows in cycles and follicles are only affected when treated during the anagen phase of the growth cycle.
  • As a result, multiple sessions are required to destroy all hair follicles. Results may vary.
  • Please follow all of our Laser Hair Removal Aftercare instructions.

If you have any questions about Laser Hair Removal Aftercare or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today.

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