The after effects of laser hair removal are usually temporary in nature and one can resume the normal activities immediately after the treatment. The recovery time for this treatment is very less. One can really take care of his skin well after laser treatments so that to achieve the maximum results during and after the treatment.
Once the treatment is over, the skin may become slightly red in the treated area and it gets swollen. You can also apply cold compresses on the skin surface for soothing it. Normally the sensation disappears after few hours and in some extreme cases, the skin will take day or two to return to normal state.
Laser Hair Removal – Post Treatment Care I
In fact, the speed of recovery of the skin to normal level depends on the skin sensitivity level, and the amount of laser energy exposed to it for the removal of hair. The skin of some people requires more energy for achieving successful hair removal as compared to others. This skin takes longer time to recover.
In fact, it is not really necessary to take time out to allow skin to recover and patient may resume his daily work immediately. You can also use a mild cleanser for cleaning the treated area however you may avoid strong soaps that leads to drying of the skin and perfumed soaps that may cause irritation to the skin.
It is recommended using the emollients and topical corticosteroid creams for keeping the affected area moist and reducing the redness and swelling. In case there are blisters and crusting, one needs to contact the laser clinic for taking advice. Any blisters and crusting can be readily treated with daily soaks and antibiotic ointment. For severe blisters and crusting, one should not continue with the future laser hair removal sessions.
Laser Hair Removal – Post Treatment Care II
You should take care to not shave the treated area for avoiding any complication. It is because the shaving of treated skin can results in irritation of the skin and slows down the skin recovery post treatment. One can resume the shaving after some time that is usually 4 days after the procedure and after consultations with the physician.
It is advisable to not go for waxing, bleaching, plucking and tweezing any time during laser hair removal treatments. It also includes any time between the treatments. These processes that cause the hair removal promote skin irritation. It is also successful for future laser sessions where the hair follicle contains the pigmented hair. The pigmented hair absorbs the laser light and assists in damaging the hair follicle.
You can go back to your practitioner after the treatment after a week or so to see how your skin is improving. Practitioner will analyse the results of the treatment and notice how the hair and skin are treated. You can consult with your practitioner and tell him about any complication you are facing. You can also take valuable advice regarding the skin recovery and care.