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Laser Hair Removal Aftercare Tips

Laser Hair Removal Aftercare Tips

Traditional hair removal methods such as shaving and waxing can be incredibly time-consuming and frustrating. Laser hair removal has quickly become one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures in the world. Advanced laser hair removal technologies have allowed for permanent hair reduction results so you do not ever have to worry about constantly going through the annoying cycle of hair regrowth. Laser hair removal can be performed on almost every part of your body including the underarms, face, neck, chest, legs, and more. If you have just undergone laser hair removal or are about to, there are a number of ways you can ensure successful treatment results. 

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal uses pulses of light to target the melanin pigment in the hair follicle. The pigment absorbs light energy and the laser effectively destroys the hair follicle to prevent and reduce hair regrowth. Multiple sessions are required to effectively destroy the follicle in all of its growth stages. Patients typically need 4-8 sessions spaced 3-4 weeks apart to obtain optimal results. The best part about laser hair removal is that it requires no downtime and sessions are quick, lasting only five to thirty minutes depending on how large of an area is being treated. 

Laser Hair Removal Aftercare

The first 48 hours:

  • Wear loose clothing over the treatment area.
  • Avoid touching the skin in the treatment area.
  • Avoid steam rooms, jacuzzis, and swimming pools. Your skin will be sensitive following treatment so it is best to avoid hot, humid environments that can affect the recovery of your skin. 
  • Cover with SPF or cover with clothing to protect the area from the sun.
  • When showering or bathing, do not use hot water.

Aftercare during the weeks between treatments:

  • Avoid exposing the treatment area to the sun or sunbeds.
  • Only use shaving for hair removal in between sessions.
  • Stop applying fake tan to the treatment area 7 days before your next session.
  • Exfoliate the treatment area once per week. This will assist in the shedding of the treated hair follicles.

Kelowna Laser Hair Removal Specialists

What you do after your laser hair removal session is just as important as the preparation before. Following your laser technicians aftercare advice will ensure you receive optimal results so you can no longer worry about pesky hair regrowth and dealing with ingrown hairs from shaving and waxing. 

For moisturizing, exfoliating, and SPF products to complement
your laser hair treatments, visit our online beauty shop.

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! See map here. Alternatively, you can reach us by calling (250) 868-9290 or by filling out our online contact form.


Q: Do laser hair removal treatments require downtime?
A: No, they do not! You can resume your daily tasks right after your appointment. 

Q: How many laser hair removal sessions will I need?
A: The number of sessions you will require will depend on the area being treated, your skin tone, and your hair type. The number of sessions required will range from 4-10 spaced 3-4 weeks apart.

Q: Do laser hair removal treatments hurt?
A: You may feel some slight discomfort during your treatment. Patients describe the feeling as a rubber band snapping against their skin. Treatment sessions are very quick though only lasting anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.


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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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