Laser hair removal can be a godsend for those of us who suffer from unwanted hair and can be an easy way to remove unwanted hair permanently. However, laser hair removal can come with some pesky post-treatment, short-term side effects that can easily be cured by taking the following actions and precautions.
1. Redness and irritation.
You may experience some redness, small bumps, irritation, and temporary discomfort directly after treatment on the treated area. This is temporary and will go away on its own within a few hours to a couple of days, but you can help soothe the area by using a cooling cream. You may also use ice packs or cold wash cloths after treatment to help reduce irritation and to cool the skin. Avoid using harsh cleansers or exfoliates on the area during this time to prevent irritating the skin further.
2. Slight discoloration.
You may notice that the area treated may be slightly discolored. This is a temporary side effect and will cured on its own within a week.
After your laser hair removal treatment, you may find acne has appeared on the treated area. This side effect is the result of clogged pores and can be prevented with the correct post-laser treatment regime. If you have sensitive skin, avoid putting on makeup directly after treatment to allow the skin to heal and breathe. If acne still occurs, it can be helped by using a triple-antibiotic ointment which you can find over-the-counter at your nearest drugstore. You should refrain from picking or popping the spots to avoid scarring.
Side effects pose very minimal risk and are only temporary. Any other sides effects or if you experience these side effects long-term, please contact us and we will assist you with the issue. Any other side effects are rare and must be consoled immediately.
Remember to always wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 and keep from waxing and plucking the hairs in your treated area to obtain maximum results from your laser hair removal treatments and to avoid side effects. Shaving the area is permitted and will not adversely affect your laser removal treatments.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.