How Should I Care for My Skin After Laser Hair Removal?

By: Trishanna Sookdeo, M.D.


Are you tired of wasting time and money on temporary solutions to get rid of unwanted hair? At The Skin Secret FL, Dr. Trishanna Sookdeo and our team offer an exciting option for men and women who are ready to say goodbye to waxing and shaving: laser hair removal. This popular treatment targets hair follicles to shut down future growth, offering long-lasting results with just a few sessions at our Winter Garden, FL office.

As with any skin treatment, the secret to getting great results after laser hair removal lies in following your provider's aftercare instructions, including what you can do to soothe your skin and what you should avoid. If you're considering laser hair removal for yourself, here are some tips to ensure your skin remains healthy and gorgeous.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in hair follicles with concentrated light. This light converts to heat, damaging the follicle and inhibiting future hair growth. Each pulse of the laser treats multiple hairs simultaneously, focusing only on the hair while leaving the surrounding skin untouched. Over time, this leads to a significant reduction in hair growth, providing a long-term solution for unwanted hair.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

The number of treatments varies based on individual factors like hair type, color, and the treatment area. Typically, 6 – 8 sessions are needed for the best possible results. Hair grows in cycles, and laser hair removal is most effective during the growth phase. Since not all hairs are in this phase at the same time, multiple treatments are necessary to target all hairs during their optimal growth stage.

Are there any guidelines for laser hair removal aftercare?

A good skin care routine is essential for getting the desired results after laser hair removal. Follow these steps to keep your skin in top condition:

  • Use ice packs or aloe vera gel to reduce redness and swelling
  • Keep the area clean and avoid hot showers or saunas for at least 24 hours
  • Moisturize with a gentle, fragrance-free lotion to prevent dryness and irritation
  • Wear loose clothing to minimize friction on the treated area

What should I avoid after laser hair removal?

To ensure your skin heals properly and to avoid complications after laser hair removal, avoid these activities and products:

  • Stay out of the sun and always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 when outdoors
  • Don't pick or scratch the treated area to prevent irritation or infection
  • Avoid waxing, plucking, or threading the treated hairs, as these methods can disrupt the laser treatment
  • Steer clear of intense workouts that cause heavy sweating for at least 24 hours

Enjoy silky smooth skin with laser hair removal in Winter Garden, FL

You don't have to spend your life battling unwanted body hair. Throw away your razors and wax and find a long-lasting solution with laser hair removal at The Skin Secret FL in Winter Garden, FL. Our team, led by the experienced Dr. Trishanna Sookdeo, will be happy to answer any questions you might have about laser hair removal aftercare to ensure you get your desired results. Contact our skin care office today to schedule your appointment and discover the benefits of laser hair removal.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.