How to Prepare and Care for Skin After Electrolysis or Laser Hair Removal
Permanent hair removal can be done with electrolysis or laser hair removal. While each procedure is different, there are some basic preparations that have to be made prior and after a treatment takes place. Let’s take a look at how to properly prepare the skin as well as what is recommended after a treatment has been administered.
Before having a treatment, you must ensure that you listen to all of your doctor’s recommendations. However, there are also a few recommendations that must be done to ensure that the treatment is a success and does not cause discomfort or pain. These recommendations include:
- Avoid Sun: Tanning beds and laying out in the sun must be avoided at all costs. This will dilate the blood vessels and can cause a treatment to fail.
- Hydration: Dry hair follicles have a much harder time being removed. Avoid this by drinking plenty of water and ensuring that you are properly hydrated. This will further enhance the healing process.
- Allow Hair to Grow: There must be the appropriate length of hair available for treatments to work. This means that waxing or shaving is prohibited for two weeks prior to treatment. Because of this, fall and winter are great times to really work on permanent hair removal.
Once treatments have been completed, it will be essential to take care of the treated area. While the skin is healing, the area may be sensitive, red or it may hurt. Professionals recommend that you:
- Apply Cream: Antiseptic creams should be applied after a treatment takes place. This will ensure that the treated area is soothed properly.
- Scabs: Never pick off any scabs that may have occurred after a treatment.
- Schedule: To ensure that hair removal is permanent, there will need to be a myriad of treatments given. Missing a treatment can lead to hair growing back and the cycle needing to be repeated. Instead, follow through with the recommended treatment schedule and do so promptly.
- Avoid: For the first few days after a treatment, you must avoid pools, the sun and sweating. The use of perfumes should also be avoided.
Electrolysis and laser hair removal will successfully remove unwanted hair from the body. Given enough treatments, there is a high probability that permanent hair removal will occur. By taking the proper precautions after treatment, a person will be able to avoid discomfort or unsuccessful removal. With skin preparation, it will be possible to boost the chances of a treatment’s success and finally be hair-free.
Until next time,