Taking proper care of your skin after laser hair removal is just as important as the procedure itself. A frequently asked question among my clients is: How long after laser hair removal can I shower? So let’s go through the most important after care advice I recommend each of my laser hair removal patients.
How long after laser hair removal can I shower?
Generally, it’s safe to shower 24 hours after your laser hair removal session. I recommend you to use lukewarm water instead of hot water, as your skin might be more sensitive to heat following the procedure. Hot showers, steam rooms, saunas, and hot tubs should be avoided for at least 48 hours as they can dry out and irritate the treated area.
What else should you be aware of after laser hair removal?
- Using mild, fragrance-free soaps or body washes can help prevent further irritation.
- Avoid scrubbing or exfoliating the treated area for a few days post-treatment, as your skin may be sensitive.
- Moisturising the treated area is also an essential part of the post-treatment care. Opt for a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic lotion or cream to soothe and hydrate the skin. However, it’s best to wait at least a few hours after treatment before applying any skincare products.
- To help with redness and irritation you can apply Aloe Vera to this skin. You can even pop it in the fridge to keep it nice and cool, it will be a real treat for your skin.
If ever in any doubt consult your practitioner
After care guidance should be given to your during your initial consultation, however if you ever need advice, please make sure to speak to your practitioner. Their duty is to provide you safe and effective treatments, which includes pre and post treatment care. Understanding and adhering to these guidelines will contribute to a smoother, more successful hair removal journey for you.
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