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Are you considering a laser hair removal treatment? Taking care of your skin after your procedure is very important to ensure the safest and most satisfactory results, so make sure to follow these 4 after-care tips between your sessions.

With the advancements in hair removal, many patients are moving away from more traditional methods such as waxing and shaving, and opting for more advanced laser treatments for permanent hair removal.

Laser hair removal has many benefits, including:

  • It saves you a lot of money in the long run
  • There is little downtime associated with the treatment
  • It is safe and effective
  • It can be used for many areas of the body including face, neck, shoulders, arms, back, and legs

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4 Tips For Looking After Your Skin In Between Laser Hair Removal Sessions

Laser hair removal works by targeting the hair follicle and killing it. When performed by a skilled professional, this is a very safe treatment. However, in some cases, it may irritate your skin, so it’s important to follow the right after-care tips following your procedure.

Here are 4 simple steps to ensure you get the best results from your laser hair removal treatment:

1. Always Protect Your Skin From the Sun

While it is always recommended that you use sunblock when you’re outside, this is an absolute must if you’ve had a laser hair removal treatment. Why? Even if you are exposed to the sun for just short periods of time, recently lasered skin is at a higher risk of:

  • Photodamage
  • Darkening
  • Premature Aging
  • Pigmentation

Extra Tip: Always use a sunblock with a minimum of SPF 15 to cover the treated area. Also, remember to re-apply so that the efficacy of the lotion won’t diminish.


2. Keep Away From Other Heat Treatments

Once you have had your laser hair removal procedure, you must avoid other heat treatments for at least 48 hours. This is because heat will open up your pores and may even irritate your skin and cause discomfort.

Make sure to avoid:

  • Hot showers and baths
  • Saunas
  • Steam rooms

Don’t forget about the swimming pool: In addition to heat treatments, stay away from any place that involves chemicals or chlorine for at least 48 hours after your procedure. This includes swimming pools.


3. Don’t Use Conventional Makeup

It’s very natural that after your treatment, the tiny follicles in the treatment area will be highly sensitive, so try to limit the number of products you use. This will help you prevent any breakouts or reactions.

Do I have to avoid makeup? It’s recommended that you avoid applying normal makeup to your face. However, you may use mineral makeup to cover up any redness, just remember to remove it fully in the evening to allow your skin to recover.

How to clean your skin after using makeup:

  • Use tepid water
  • Use a fragrance-free cleanser
  • DON’T use harsh scrubs or exfoliators
  • Use some aloe vera to cool your skin and reduce any redness
  • Don’t shave or use any hair removal creams on the treatment area


4. Use an Ice Pack

There are few side effects associated with a laser hair removal treatment, but you may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity in the area for at least 1-2 days. This is very normal and there are ways to ease your discomfort, including:

  • Using an ice pack
  • Applying aloe vera to the treatment area
  • Talking to your doctor about any post-care numbing or calming creams

Always consult with your skin care specialist: To protect your skin, you must discuss any skin care products you intend to use with your specialist. They can advise on whether or not it is safe to use them.


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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our laser hair removal services for both men and women, and how we can help you achieve smooth and silky skin, visit our Kelowna clinic today at 304- 3320 Richter St, Kelowna, BC V1W 4V5.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 250-868-9290 or fill in our book a consultation online.

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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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