How to Care for Your Skin After Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is one of the greatest inventions since, well, the razor. As a way to pretty much permanently remove unwanted hair from your body, laser hair removal is pretty much a miracle worker. However, as one of the most overlooked yet important steps of laser hair removal, it’s important to ensure that you properly take care of your skin after receiving treatment. Read on to learn more.

Avoid Waxing or Tweezing
As humans it is in our nature to want everything right now— enter instant gratification. However, with treatments like laser hair removal you won’t receive the exact results you want until after you have received at least a handful of treatments. And although you might want to come home and wax your legs or tweeze your bikini area, it’s highly recommended that you refrain from those types of treatments as they can affect how the laser targets your hair follicle during your next treatment.

Moisturize
Although laser hair removal is a completely safe procedure, it can also cause your skin to flake and dry out. That’s why it’s important to use a dermatologist recommended moisturizer to help lock in the moisture and prevent any sort of potential skin irritation. Simply apply a thick layer of moisturizer on your skin both morning and night for at least a couple of weeks following your procedure.

Avoid Sun Tanning
Who doesn’t love a sun-kissed glow? Pretty much everyone but Casper himself. However, as your skin heals after laser hair removal, it’s important that you avoid spending too much time in the sun. Instead of spending the afternoon at the beach laying out in your bikini, opt for an indoor activity like watching a movie or reading a book.

Taking care of your skin is one of the best things you can do for your body. As a component of your body that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, it’s important to baby it as much as possible. To learn more about how to properly care for your skin after laser hair removal, contact our office today!

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