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Laser Hair Removal After Care Instructions

laser hair removal after care instructions

Post Treatment Instructions:

  1. Immediately after the treatments, there should be redness and bumps at the

treatment area, which may last up to 2 hours or longer. It is normal for the treated

area to feel like the sunburn for a few hours. You should use a cold compress if

needed. If any crusting, apply antibiotic cream. Some physicians recommend

aloe vera gel or some other after sunburn treatment such as Destin. Darker

pigmented people may have more discomfort than lighter skin people and may

require the aloe vera gel or an antibiotic ointment longer.

  1. Makeup may be used after treatment unless there is epidermal blistering. It is

recommended to use mew makeup to reduce the possibility of infection. Just

make sure that you have moisturizer on under your makeup. In fact, moisturizer

will help the dead hair exfoliate from the follicle, so use moisturizer frequently

and freely on the treated area. Any moisturizer without alpha-hydroxy acids will


  1. Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of dark or light spots for 2 months. Use

sunscreen SPF 30 or higher at all times throughout the treatment.

  1. Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin. DO NOT USE any other hair

removal methods or products on the treated area during the course of your laser

treatments except shaving, as it will prevent you from achieving your best results.

  1. You may take a warm but not hot shower after the laser treatments, and use soap, deodorant, etc. The treated area may be washed gently with a mild soap. The skin should be patted dry

and Not rubbed. You may apply deodorant after 24 hours.

  1. Anywhere from 5-30 days after the treatment, shedding of the hair may occur and

this may appear as new hair growth. This is not new hair growth, but dead hair

pushing its way out of the follicle. You can help the hair exfoliate by washing or

wiping with a washcloth.

  1. Hair re-growth occurs at different rates on different areas of the body. New hair

growth will not occur for at least three weeks after treatment.

  1. Call your physician’s office with any questions or concerns you may have after

the treatment.

Please Note Stubbles, representing dead hair being shed from the hair follicle, will

appear within 10-20 days from the treatment date. This is normal and will fall out