Shaving, waxing, and plucking are good practices to control hair growth but may not be enough to eliminate unwanted hair. That is why Skin Deep Laser MD physicians offer laser hair removal treatment for more permanent hair removal solutions. The treatment comes with incredible benefits, which you can maximize through proper aftercare practices. With a simple aftercare regime, you can maximize the benefit of the treatment and enhance quick healing of the treated area. The tips herein can help you. Check them out.
Numb the Treated Area
Laser hair removal is a competent procedure, but you can expect some discomfort after treatment. However, you can combat this by applying ice or other cold packs to the area. Applying a cold compress can also help to minimize the mild swelling or redness that you might experience. The good thing is that you can apply ice therapy immediately after your treatment. However, be careful when applying the ice and cover it in a towel to avoid irritating your skin. Also, only apply the ice for about 10 minutes three times a day as leaving it for too long can restrict blood flow.
Apply Aloe Vera
Many people have reported that applying aloe vera on the treated area help relieve redness and swelling and generally reduces discomfort. The product is readily available in the stores, but it would be better to look for a fresh aloe vera gel for more effectiveness. Generally, apply the aloe vera directly to the treated area and wait for absorption. Once the product begins to dry out, you can remove the excess product using a soft washcloth. You can repeat the process about 2-3 times a day until your discomfort is gone.
Exposing the treated area to direct sunlight will irritate and may worsen your discomfort and redness. Therefore, ensure you protect the area from sunlight, and if you have to go outside, ensure the area is well covered with adequate clothing. You can also wear a hat if your face is treated. It would also be better to avoid artificial UV sources like tanning booths until your skin is completely healed.
Keep off Heat
Remember that laser hair removal works by applying heat to destroy the hair follicles. Therefore, exposing the treated area to additional heat after treatment can only make the redness, swelling, and discomfort worse. So, it would help keep off any heat source, including hot water, steam rooms, and saunas, for about two days after your treatment. When bathing the treated area, stick to cool water to promote quick healing.
Avoid Strenuous Exercises
It is advisable to wait for about 48 hours before doing strenuous activities or exercises that could increase your body’s temperature. Raising the body temperature can increase irritation to the treated area, slowing down the healing process. However, mild exercises such as walking are ok, but you can stop when you are overheating.
Carefully Choose Your Post-Treatment Products
It is vital to maintain the treated area clean to facilitate quick healing. However, consider products designed for sensitive skin until the area heals. Clean the area with a mild cleanser, choose a moisturizer designed for sensitive skin, and avoid makeup and harsh skin products.
Book your laser hair treatment appointment with Dr. Riehm today to learn more about the treatment option. You do not have to put up with that unpleasant hair; get a permanent solution and raise your self-esteem and confidence.