Can you squeeze out hair follicles after laser? Squeezing out your hair follicles after laser hair removal is not recommended, as it can interfere with the hair removal process and cause potential harm to your skin. Ayse Suleyman, Laser hair removal expert of Skin Perfection, London’s Top Laser Hair Removal Clinics, explains the reasons why.
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Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in the hair follicles with laser energy. The energy is absorbed by the pigment, damaging the follicle and enabling future hair growth. After the treatment, it’s normal for the hair to appear to be still present, but this is due to the hair that was in the resting phase at the time of treatment. Over time, these hairs will naturally fall out.
Can you squeeze out hair follicles after laser?
Squeezing out the hair follicles can disrupt the hair removal process and damage the hair follicles, potentially causing scarring and hyperpigmentation. Squeezing can also introduce bacteria into the skin, leading to infections and even breakouts. Not something you want when your ideal outcome is a smooth, hair free skin.
Not to mention, squeezing out hair follicles can also cause pain, discomfort, and swelling. The skin is usually sensitive after laser hair removal, and squeezing can cause further irritation and redness.
Instead of squeezing, it’s best to allow the hair follicles to shed naturally over time. This can take up to 10-14 days. In the meantime, it’s recommended to avoid picking, scratching, or rubbing the treated area to prevent potential skin damage.
To keep your skin healthy and avoid possible side effects post laser treatment, you should alway follow the after-care instructions provided by your practitioner, which include avoiding sun exposure, exercise, heat treatments and using certain products with active ingredients.
To learn more about safe and effective laser hair removal, please contact our expert team who can provide you with personalised advice and guidance on how to care of your skin after laser hair removal.
How to book your consultation and what happens during your first visit?
As the first step of your hair removal journey at Skin Perfection London, we request that you attend a no obligations consultation and skin test. Firstly, this gives you the opportunity to learn more about the process. How does laser hair removal work? Why is it effective?
How many treatments you need? What’s the best laser for your skin type? How to prepare your skin for the treatment? And what to be aware of before undergoing laser hair removal. Finally to confirm suitability we’ll carry out a quick patch test.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at SP. Our highly trained and skilled aesthetic practitioners have many years of experience, so you can be confident you’re in the best hands. And, you can be sure, you’ll always have a stress-free relaxing experience.