How to Take Care of Your Skin After Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal on nearly any area of the body has become one of the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatments sought by men and women. It is especially effective in producing results that leave patients with smooth, silky, and attractive skin.

Caring for your skin after laser hair removal is crucial for ensuring you get the results you want as quickly and as comfortably as possible, without irritation or any other problems. At Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Vernon Hills, Illinois, we help women and men enjoy great results and offer some essential advice on safeguarding your skin’s condition and avoiding any discomfort or problems following your laser treatment.

Stay out of the Sun

Perhaps the most crucial piece of advice is to avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks before and after your treatment. Your skin is already having a heat response to the laser treatment, and being in the sun can put you at higher risk for sunburn and other sun damage. To stay sun-safe, cover the treated area while spending time outdoors or even when sitting near windows. Be sure to use a sunscreen rated at SPF 50+ to give you the best treatment, and don’t rely on the sunscreen that might be an added ingredient in other cosmetic products.

Wear Loose Clothing

By wearing loose clothing to and from your appointment and at least two days afterward, you will help avoid any rubbing and irritation on the treated area and keep your skin comfortable, breathable, and free of any additional redness.

Avoid Hot Baths and Showers

Laser treatments heat the skin, so it is essential to avoid hot baths, showers and steam rooms, saunas, spas, and even exercise for at least two days after treatment. A cool shower will help soothe the area post-treatment.

Apply Calming Cream

It’s not unusual for your skin to feel a little warm to the touch after your treatment, but be on the lookout for any abnormal reactions. Keep the area cool and hydrated by applying a post-laser calming cream up to three times every day for several days after your appointment. A cold compress can soothe the treatment area right after your laser hair removal session.

Try Not to Touch

While it might be hard to resist running your hands over your freshly lasered skin, you can reduce the risk of introducing unwanted bacteria into open pores by avoiding touching your hair-free skin, especially without first washing your hands.

Ready to Take Care of Your Skin After Laser Hair Removal?

Following the advice offered in this article should go a long way in helping you take care of your skin after laser hair removal. Be sure to check out the Laser Hair Removal FAQ page on our website. If you still have questions or concerns, reach out to the expert team at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Vernon Hills, Illinois, at (847) 367-8815, or request a virtual consultation from the comfort of your couch.