How to Care for Your Skin After Laser Hair Removal

You may experience some redness, bumps, and swelling in the treated area for up to 72 hours after a laser hair removal treatment. To control discomfort and protect the skin, it is important to apply topical creams such as Restorative Gel, Lux MD, aloe, calamine or hydrocortisone. Allow a minimum of 7 to 14 days for the hair to “fall out or peel off the skin”. Hot water can burn and blister your skin after laser hair removal, so use only warm water when showering and washing your face.

When it comes to cleansing your skin, avoid any harsh cleansing products or exfoliants. Use gentle, soothing cleansers, and then apply a gentle moisturizer for sensitive skin. If your skin is particularly red and irritated, we recommend a 100% pure aloe vera gel for its calming properties. Taking care of your skin after facial laser hair removal is essential to ensure that you get the results you want as quickly as possible, without irritations or other issues.

Laser hair removal is one of the few hair removal methods whose results last for years and, in some cases, forever. It can be used on almost any area of the body, but it is especially popular for removing unwanted facial hair and leaving the face soft, silky and attractive. Facial laser hair removal can help you feel more confident and beautiful, and best of all, you won't have downtime after treatment. This is good advice for skin even if it has not been laser treated, but certainly after laser hair removal you should do everything possible to limit direct exposure to the sun.

Like hot water, the sun and heat can burn and irritate your skin after laser hair removal, so avoid both for several days. The hair follicles usually retain heat from the laser for a few days after the laser hair removal treatment. And don't use any other hair removal treatments such as shaving, tweezers or waxing while the area is healing. Chemical peels, IPL photofacial and microdermabrasion are too aggressive for the skin after laser hair removal.

Perfumes and fragrances damage the skin and can cause redness and discoloration if used after a laser hair removal treatment. It is necessary to shave before laser hair removal to prevent damage to the skin's surface, but skin experts recommend not doing so for several days after laser treatment. You can also reduce any redness or swelling by applying aloe vera gel to the area where your hair was removed.