After Care for Laser Hair Removal and Photorejuvenation

Immediately following your laser hair removal or photorejuvenation treatment you will probably experience redness, bumps, or mild swelling at the treatment site. This can last as little as 2 hours or as long as 10 days, depending on the composition and sensitivity of your skin. Initially, the treated area will feel like it has been sunburned ‒ but this feeling will fade quickly and should be gone within a few hours.

Post Treatment Care

Treat your skin very gently, especially for the first 24 hours after treatment. Shower with warm, not hot, water, use mild soap, and pat yourself dry instead of rubbing.Don't expose your treated skin to the sun without the protection of a good sunscreen. It's better to avoid the heat of the sun entirely, but if you must spend time outdoors in daylight, use a broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen and re-apply it frequently.
Apply ice or cold compresses to the treated area to help with any discomfort you might feel. Pure aloe vera gel can also be very soothing.For the first 48 hours following treatment, don't participate in any activities that raise your body temperature significantly. This means no saunas, Jacuzzis, steam rooms, or extremely hot showers ‒ and no prolonged heat of any kind, so if your daily routine involves working out, cut back or take a complete break for a couple of days.
A full day after treatment, feel free to moisturize your skin frequently with any gentle, hypoallergenic moisturizer that doesn't contain alpha hydroxy acid. Moisturizer will help the hair follicles to exfoliate.Don't irritate treated skin by picking or scratching it, don't use any additional hair removal products or processes, and don't exfoliate for at least a week after each treatment.

Other considerations

Clients with especially sensitive skin may experience some minor epidermal blistering. If blistering or crusting occurs, you may use hydrocortisone 3 – 5 days following your laser treatment to speed healing. Avoid applying makeup if your skin shows any signs of blisters.

You may use makeup if your skin has no blistering. We recommend that you use brand-new makeup to avoid any chance of infection, and that you make sure to moisturize before applying your makeup.

It’s recommended that you don’t use deodorant on treated under-arms for the first 24 hours. After that, you may apply deodorant as usual.

Anywhere from 5 days to 2 weeks after your treatment, you will notice that treated hair is shedding. Don’t mistake this for new hair growth! This is the dead hair working its way out of the follicles. Help the exfoliation process along by cleaning the area gently with a wet cloth.

If you have any additional questions or concerns following your treatment, please don’t hesitate to call us! Our goal is provide you with the safest, most comfortable, and highest quality service available. Your happiness and complete satisfaction is our gold standard.