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Why am I so itchy after laser hair removal?

Why am I so itchy after laser hair removal? Have you ever walked out of a laser hair removal session feeling victorious, only to be met with unexpected itching? This is actually a common query among patients seeking laser hair removal in London, looking forward to enjoying smooth, hair-free skin without the itchiness. Let’s dive into why this happens and how you can find relief to the itchiness.

Why am I so itchy after laser hair removal?

After a laser hair removal session, experiencing some level of skin irritation, including itchiness, is normal. The laser targets hair follicles with intense heat to inhibit hair growth, which can cause a mild inflammatory response in the skin. This reaction is your body’s way of healing, but it can make the treated area feel itchy.

Several factors can influence the severity of itchiness:

  • Skin sensitivity varies from person to person.
  • The treated area (facial skin may be more sensitive than legs).
  • The intensity of the laser setting used.

Remember, experiencing itchiness is a sign that your skin is responding to the treatment. It’s part of the journey toward achieving that attractive, hair-free look you desire. So there is no reason to get alarmed, even if you experience itchiness for a few days post treatment.

How can you manage itchiness post treatment?

  • Moisturise: Apply a gentle, fragrance-free moisturiser to soothe the skin. Moisturised skin heals better and feels less itchy. The best one I recommend to all my patients is ALOE VERA gel ( preferable an organic one).
  • Cool compresses: Gently applying a cool compress to the itchy area can provide immediate relief.
  • Wear loose clothing: After treatment, especially on larger body areas, wearing loose clothing can prevent additional irritation.
  • Avoid heat: Skip hot showers, saunas, and exercise for minimum 48 hours post-treatment to minimise irritation and itchiness.
  • No sun exposure and sun beds ( or fake tan) for at least 14 days post treatment!

Remember, while mild itchiness is normal, severe reactions are not. If you experience intense itching, swelling, or a rash, contact your laser hair removal practitioner for advice.

Why choose Skin Perfection for your laser hair removal?

Choosing the best laser hair removal clinic means prioritising your safety, comfort, and results. We understand the nuances of safe laser hair removal, ensuring each session is tailored to your skin’s needs, minimising discomfort and maximising efficacy. My expert team is here to guide you through each step of the process, ensuring your journey to smoother, more attractive skin is both successful and comfortable.

Embarking on laser hair removal is a significant step towards saving time and restoring confidence. It’s normal to have questions and concerns, like dealing with post-treatment itchiness. As your trusted experts, we’re here to ensure you have all the information and support you need. With our guidance, achieving that dream of perfect, hassle-free skin is closer than you think.

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