If the thought of zapping away the hair on your skin with a laser sounds a bit out of a science fiction movie, you might not be wrong. However, as one of the most effective and routine procedures in the cosmetic industry, laser hair removal can provide you with hairless results that are beyond bragging about. However, as one of the most important aspects of laser hair removal, recovery plays a big part. Read on to learn more about how you can properly recover from laser hair removal without causing any damage to your skin.
- Don’t Tweeze or Pick
If you’re a picker— you pick your zits, scabs, etc— this recovery tip might be a large challenge, but it is one of the most important steps. Because you have around 100,000 hair follicles throughout your body, it can be hard to target each and every one of those hair follicles in just a few sessions, meaning that you might find a few stragglers when you’re done. However, instead of trying to tweeze those few hairs out or pick at them, simply leave them alone until your next treatment. Tweezing can cause damage to your hair follicle and make it hard to treat with a laser, but if you leave it alone then you are more likely to get the real results you want.
- Cover Up
You might want to show off your newly silkened body in a swimsuit at the beach but right after laser hair removal, your skin is extra sensitive to things like sun damage and burns. So instead of flocking towards that swimsuit, consider a cover up instead— your skin will definitely thank you later on.
Dry skin can cause your skin to become itchy and irritated. And because your skin is extra sensitive after laser hair removal, it’s more important now than ever to moisturize your skin a few times a day with a gentle moisturizing cream or lotion.
By following these post treatment tips, you can help to leave your skin looking and feeling beautiful after laser hair removal. To learn more, contact our office today!