What Should I Do After My First Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
Laser hair removal is a great way to get rid of unwanted hair and stop the endless cycle of shaving, waxing, and plucking. It relieves discomfort, discomfort and all other types of hair removal expenses. At CA Hazare Oak’s Pierre Skin Care Institute, we want everyone to enjoy the benefits of unwanted hair removal for everyone from Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Calabasas to Camrillo, Ventura, Oxnard, Moorepark and Simi Valley.
Laser hair removal key
Imagine that your skin is smooth, soft, silky and free and contains not only hair but also straw, nick and razor. This is about laser hair removal.
Now imagine that silky smooth skin without shaving 20 to 30 minutes a day, without the pain of growing regularly, and without spending time shedding its skin in the mirror when you walk away. It is also about laser hair removal.
How it works
Our skin and hair contain melanin, which gives them color. Laser hair removal targets melanin in hair by bypassing melanin in the skin. The laser light heats the hair shaft (the part of the hair that we can see) and travels down to damage the hair follicles from which it grows. Although the hair will gradually fall out completely over the next few days, nothing will grow in its place as the damaged follicle will no longer be able to form hair.
How is the treatment?
If you decide to research laser hair removal yourself, the first thing you need to do is to consult with Dr. Put Pierre together and discuss your goals.
There is no right or wrong goal in hair removal. You may want to remove the hair under your arms to stop shaving regularly or to make your resistance more effective. Some women like to remove hair from their legs and bikini area so they can go to the beach anytime they want, and wonder if they’ll remember to shave.
Some men remove hair from their rib cage or as per their personal preference, others may use some treatments to thin their beard. This allows them to grow a beard even if they like it, but it’s easier to shave and there is less chance of a razor burn. Both men and women want laser treatment to remove unwanted facial hair in specific areas.
DR. Pierre can give you a realistic schedule of when you will see your final results and how long it will be based on your goals. He or she may temporarily stop using certain medications that may increase your sensitivity to light.
There are a few things you need to do to prepare yourself. For best results, avoid plucking or waxing anywhere on your hair removal plan for about six weeks. Waxing and plucking both remove the hair shaft. Since the laser uses the hair shaft to find the target blades, removing that hair makes the laser work impossible.
However, you can shave at will. Shaving the day before your treatment will give you the best results.
The Treatment Itself
About the laser
At the Pierre Skin Care Institute we only want the best for you and your skin. This is why we use the chic Palomar Vectus laser with advanced technology that makes it suitable for people of all skin types and ethnicities. Other lasers cannot differentiate between melanin and melanin on the skin, but the Vectus laser comes with an FDA-cleared melanin reader that can be calibrated to fit any skin.
Palomar is fast too. Other lasers can take more than an hour to treat both legs, such as Dr. Paloma in the hands of a professional like Pierre can treat both legs in around 20 minutes.
Dr. Pierre first gives you special glasses that you can wear. These protect your eyes from premature exposure to laser light. Then the laser is placed in your target area where it destroys unwanted hair follicles.
If you’ve heard of people who experience pain like throwing a rubber band against their skin during laser removal treatment, the important thing to know is that it doesn’t look like a pallor. Other lasers actually create a feeling of discomfort, but Paloma’s advanced technology completely eliminates this discomfort. In fact, it’s not uncommon for patients to feel so comfortable during treatment that they are closer to sleep.
What should I do after my first laser hair removal treatment?
If you are thinking about laser treatments, you will be interested to know that with this treatment there is no downtime and no special maintenance measures that interfere with your engagement or your enjoyment of daily life. Immediately after your treatment, you can return to work, visit the gym, or go home to a dinner party. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Avoid protected sunlight
Protecting yourself from the sun is always a good idea, even if you are not having laser treatment alone! Since the skin was close to the laser light after each treatment, it is particularly important to avoid sunbeds and protected skin for a few days.
Avoid waxing and plucking
Remember that laser treatments get to the bottom of the problem and treat unwanted hair: in the truest sense of the word. Once the hair follicles are damaged, the existing hair will fall out in a few days. When this happens, the follicle does not usually replace the hair. You can shave as you wish during this time, but avoid pulling the hair out.
Exfoliating is something we should all be doing on a regular basis, but if you’re not in the habit, it’s time to start. Use a washcloth or loofah to exfoliate the treated area two or three times after the treatment. This will reduce the likelihood of sequential hair growth as the final hair will be reduced.
Be kind to your skin
Your skin must be treated gently for the first 48 hours. Therefore, do not use perfumes, deodorants or harsh detergents during this time. It is also a good idea to protect your skin from overheating. Lookworm showers for the first week are better choices than hot showers and baths.
Take part in your follow-up appointment
It takes a few treatments to get rid of all the hair permanently and dr. Seeing you and making sure everything goes smoothly is also important for Pierre.
Frequently asked Question
Why does it take more than one treatment to get rid of all of my hair?
Our hair grows in stages, and our bodies always have five million or more hairs at each of these three stages. However, they are never on the same step at the same time.
The hair grows actively in the anagen stage. The root or follicle divides the cells and pushes the new hair upwards. This phase lasts at different times in different people and in different parts of the body. Arm hair, for example, stays in this stage for about a month. Head hair can remain in the anagen stage for up to six years.
This is a critical period of time that usually lasts a few weeks. At this point, hair growth stops and the shaft, which normally holds the hair shaft, covers itself to the roots.
During this resting phase, the hair follicles do nothing. This layer lasts about 100 days for hair on the scalp and is longer for hair on the eyebrows and arms.
Hair stage and laser removal
Laser hair treatment can only cause active follicle damage. During the anagen phase, only the hair is affected by the laser. This means that after a few weeks, other hair follicles in the same part of your body should be treated when the anagen enters that stage and begins to grow.
Our hair goes through different stages on its own schedule, not ours! So it’s impossible to say exactly how much treatment it will take to get all of the hair. For most people, however, the average is six to twelve. You will notice a difference after each treatment.
How is laser treatment different from electrolysis?
Electrolysis is an ancient method of hair removal and it takes a lot longer than laser treatment. In the case of electrochemical analysis, each individual hair must be observed individually. Laser hair treatment can target a lot of hair with just one stroke.
Isn’t it more expensive than other hair removal methods?
The cost of laser treatment is certainly higher than a can of razors and shaving cream. But over the course of a lifetime, you need more than just a cream and razor, and if we’re not careful, these costs will increase even more.
The average woman spends a full 72 days shaving. Men spend an average of 120 days. And Americans pay the shaving industry billion 6 billion a year to pay for razors, creams, butters, and lotions.
Waxing is also expensive, you can see a beauty specialist regularly or buy a kit at home. And twitching can be done at home with an inexpensive couple at an affordable cost. This method is extremely time consuming: and well worth your time.
What about home laser treatment?
Home lasers aren’t as powerful as the ones we use in Pierre Skin Care. As a result, they don’t do the job well and take much longer to do. The powerful and effective laser we use is only available to commercially trained professionals.
Home devices require frequent use, constant charging, and are expensive in their own right. They are also not suitable for many skin types and colors. Home laser treatment is simply not a substitute for what we can do with the powerful and effective Paloma Vectus laser.
Are there any health risks for this treatment?
Laser hair treatments have been used for decades and have a proven track record in protection. Almost no one is a candidate for laser treatment, and there is no long-term risk with this form of hair removal.
Get your first treatment today
Permanently smooth skin without the pain and expense of waxing and shaving means it’s time to try a laser hair treatment if you don’t have that freedom.
Care of laser hair removal after treatment
Possible side effects
- The best way to reduce the risk of side effects is to avoid UV exposure for 7 days after pre- and post-treatment.
- Avoid sunburn and tan at least 2 weeks before treatment.
- Avoid sunless tanning products for 7 days prior to treatment.
- Provide your technician with an accurate and up-to-date medical history for safe and effective treatment.
- Side effects are rare but can include; Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin), hypopigmentation (reduction in skin pigmentation), mild to moderate burns or blisters, permanent skin discoloration, temporary redness, follicular edema (slightly pink / red “swellings and” small boils and swollen areas such as goose bumps “) itching, hives, Skin rashes, bruises and lack of desired results.
- Pregnant women cannot be treated.
- Technicians cannot treat tattoos with medication.
- If you have epilepsy, Simplicity cannot offer treatment.
What to expect from your treatment
- Check out these pictures to see exactly what will be included in your treatment.
- Customers with red, gray, or blonde hair in the area to be treated should consult a simple laser technician prior to treatment, as the laser is less effective on this hair color.
- During the treatment, you can expect mild discomfort like a rubber band on your skin. Counter number cream available for purchase. If you have any questions, contact your laser technician.
- Mild redness, blockage, and swelling may appear in the treated area for up to 722 hours. If these conditions persist, topical creams such as restorative gel (most recommended), aloe, calamine, or hydrocortisone can be used.
- Wait at least 7 to 14 days after treatment for the hair to fall out or for the skin to spread.
- Customers experience a reduction of up to 30% after each treatment.
- Enable your technicians to customize your treatment plan to suit your needs for best results.
- Customers cannot bring children under the age of 12 to their appointments.
- Avoid prolonged UV exposure for the next 7 days of treatment.
- Do not pierce if bubbles appear. If the skin is damaged, apply an antibiotic ointment until it heals.
- Tylenol is recommended for later complaints after treatment.
- Over-the-counter medications are recommended for post-treatment complaints. You can apply a restorative gel (most recommended), cool towels, ice packs, or aloe vera to help ease the discomfort caused by the heat.
- Avoid using seat warmers immediately after treatment.
- No additional laser or chemical treatment should be performed for at least 2 weeks after treatment or until healing.
- Using a broadband UVA / UVB sun protection factor 30 or higher with laser treatment is recommended for ongoing review and maintenance.
- If you experience side effects such as hypo- or hyperpigmentation, persistent redness or swelling, histamine reaction, or blistering, call or feel the instructions for treatment.
- For the best results, complete the entire treatment plan during the break recommended by your technician.
Exfoliation of the treated area to reduce the risk of ingrown hairs.
The importance of skin care after laser hair removal
Laser hair removal treatment is an effective way to remove hair but also to prevent future hair growth. The treatment uses special laser light to kill the hair follicles that fall off existing hair during further growth stunts. The laser won’t damage the tissue around these hair follicles, but your skin may respond to this treatment. Use these simple tips to take care of your skin and keep your skin healthy after laser hair removal.
Responsive response to treatment
Since the laser is in contact with your skin, the heat from the light kills the hair follicles. This heat causes small red bumps to develop on the surface of the skin. This is a completely normal reaction, but it can be worrying to some people. Fortunately, the treatments go away within a day or two of your treatment.
Boils can be itchy, but you shouldn’t scratch them. Scratching the skin further increases the inflammation, which leads to severe discomfort and possible scars. If small red bumps make you feel uncomfortable, apply a cold compress to this area. Make an ice pack by bundling a few ice cubes in a plastic bag. Seal the pouch and hold it on the affected skin for a few minutes. Not only does the ice freeze the discomfort you are feeling, it also reduces redness and possible swelling.
When the barriers go away, you may find that your skin feels extremely dry. In some cases, the pods dry out and begin to crust. Again, this is a common problem that occurs after a laser hair treatment so don’t panic. Apply a healing ointment to this overly dry and crusty area of your skin. A thin layer of petroleum jelly can be beneficial in this area. Since petroleum jelly does not contain any toxic chemicals, there is less risk of further irritation.
After the initial reaction and crusting has subsided, it is time to keep taking care of your skin. Make sure to moisturize your skin regularly after the treatment. Use aloe vera gel to soothe puffy skin while moisturizing it.
When you bathe or shower, soften laser-treated areas as you wash. Do not scrub the treated areas with washed towels, body wash balls, or sponges. Use a soft microfiber cloth to gently wash the skin. In addition, use a mild body wash while bathing and showering. To smooth your skin, consider using a gentle scrub.
Laser removal of your hair is a safe and effective option, but you need to take care of your underlying skin after the treatment.