If you’ve been dealing with stubborn hair or are just tired of constantly shaving, laser hair removal is the solution you’ve been looking for. The process is simple and quick and the majority of patients see results within their first few treatments. However, if you don’t take laser hair removal aftercare procedures seriously, you could end up hindering your results and damaging your skin in the process. To help, the experts at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center have highlighted a few of our recommendations about aftercare.
Laser hair removal is different from other cosmetic procedures due to the fact that the downtime patients experience is extremely minimal. You’ll be able to return to work and daily life immediately. However, there are still possible side effects as there are with any procedure. Some patients have temporary redness, irritation or swelling at the treatment site, which looks similar to a mild sunburn. These symptoms typically last 1-3 days and have little discomfort.
Rarely, it is possible to experience more severe side effects such as blistering, skin lightening or darkening, infections or scarring. If you get cold sores, laser treatments can also trigger an outbreak. However, if you see an experienced medical expert for treatments and follow your provided pre- and post-care instructions, it is rare to have any of these symptoms.
Immediately after your treatment, there are a number of instructions your medical professional will provide you with that meet your individual skincare needs. Universal recommendations include avoiding direct sun exposure for 4-6 weeks before and after each treatment, not using a tanning bed or any tanning equipment and avoiding additional laser treatment until the area has healed. It’s extremely important to follow these instructions to avoid permanent damage.
Ultimately, laser hair removal treatment is a great option for those looking to remove unwanted hair. Aftercare procedures are simple to follow and essential for a healthy healing process. Your medical professional will provide you with specific instructions to follow post-treatment and will be available to guide you through any problems or issues you may have.
If you’re interested in learning more about laser hair removal and what it can do for you, contact Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center today. Additionally, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information about our laser treatments.