Laser hair removal is the most popular method for you to permanently reduce unwanted hair growth all over your face and body. The results are truly unmatched and so the treatment comes with its own ups and downs. Like any medical procedure, laser hair removal can have side effects, including burns. These are rare, but if for any reason you’re experiencing such reaction it’s important to to know what to look out for. And I’m here to discuss how long a laser hair removal burn takes to heal. And what you can can do to aid the healing process.
What causes laser hair removal burns?
Laser hair removal burns can be caused by a number of factors, including treatment being performed on tanned skin, skin being compromised and prone to photosensitivity from certain medication during treatment. But it burns can also be a result of the wrong laser being used for your skin type and incorrect settings. Burns can also be caused as a result of the skin being too sensitive, or skin that has not been properly prepared for the treatment.
How long a laser burn take to heal?
The healing time for a laser hair removal burn can vary depending on the severity of the burn. In most cases, the burn will heal within 1-2 weeks. However, more severe burns can take longer to heal and may require specific aftercare, like post laser balm or medical barrier cream. It’s important to monitor the burn closely and report to your practitioner if it doesn’t show signs of improvement within a week.
What can you do to speed up the healing process?
There are several things you can do to aid the healing process and reduce the risk of scarring. And these should also be part of your post laser hair removal aftercare.
- Keep the area clean and dry. Avoid using soap or other products that may irritate the burn.
- Apply a cool compress to the affected area to reduce inflammation and soothe the skin.
- Avoid picking at the burn or trying to remove any scabs that form. This can increase the risk of scarring.
- Use over-the-counter pain medication to reduce pain and discomfort.
- Avoid exposing the burn to the sun or other sources of heat. This can make the burn worse and increase the risk of scarring.
Laser hair removal burns can be painful and unsightly, but with proper care and attention, they can be effectively treated. If you experience a laser hair removal burn, it is important to report it to your practitioner immediately so they can investigate what lead to the reaction and also able to administer appropriate after care to aid the healing process and reduce the risk of scarring.
If you have concerns about the treatment or the risks involved please contact my Expert team who can explain to you step by step how the treatment works. And about the potential risks and to the steps you can take to minimise them.
How to book your consultation and what happens during your first visit?
As the first step of your skin journey at Skin Perfection, you’ll be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This will give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of your skin.
During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information and knowledge you’ll need to keep your skin healthy. Finally to manage your skin concerns your practitioner will recommend you a personalised treatment plan.