What should you not do after a laser session? | Skin Perfection

What should you not do after a laser session?

What should you not do after a laser session? As the leading laser hair removal clinic in London, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with safe, effective, and pain-free treatments. One of our areas of expertise is laser hair removal, a procedure that delivers excellent, long-lasting results. However, it’s important to understand how to care for your skin post-treatment to ensure the best possible outcome.

What should you not do after a laser session?

1. Avoid sun exposure

After a laser hair removal session, your skin may be more sensitive to the sun. Avoid direct sunlight and tanning beds for at least two weeks following your treatment. If you need to be outdoors, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher to protect your skin. The laser hair removal experts at our clinic can provide further advice tailored to your skin type and lifestyle.

2. Steer clear of heat

Heat can cause additional skin irritation after a laser hair removal treatment. As such, it’s best to avoid hot showers, saunas, and strenuous exercise that could lead to sweating. 

3. Postpone exfoliation

Although exfoliation is usually beneficial for the skin, it should be avoided for a few days following your laser session. This allows your skin to heal without the risk of further irritation. Once your skin has recovered, you can gradually reintroduce gentle exfoliation into your routine.

4. Avoid plucking or waxing

After laser hair removal, it’s important to avoid plucking or waxing the treated area. The laser targets the hair follicles, and removing hairs can disrupt the process and reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.

The importance of post-treatment care

Following these guidelines will aid in your recovery and improve the success of your laser hair removal treatment. While also prevents post treatment side effects, which could include irritation, burns and scarring.

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