If you’ve scheduled your first laser hair removal treatment, you are already well on your way to a smoother, sexier you! However, you may still have questions, such as what to do with your unwanted hair between treatments.
Laser hair removal treatments are typically scheduled a minimum of ten weeks apart to give your hair follicle time to regenerate and complete a full growth cycle under the skin. This insures that the laser will be able to completely remove your hair and prevent it from growing back. Although you will experience a period of hairlessness between treatments, you will gradually see any remaining hairs that weren’t yet killed by the laser come back. This is normal and why laser hair removal requires multiple sessions. Fortunately, you don’t have to hide your skin in the meantime. There are still safe ways to care for your unwanted hair between laser hair removal treatments.
Between Treatment Do’s
Because shaving removes only the hair above the skin level and not the follicle itself, shaving is generally safe between laser hair removal treatments. Avoid shaving for at least two to three days after treatment to allow your skin time to rest and heal. If you notice unusual irritation, stop and let your skin rest for a few more days before you resume shaving. Be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen!
Between Treatment Don’ts
Avoid anything that will potentially damage or remove your hair from the roots. Never pluck, wax or bleach hair between treatments! Plucking and waxing interferes with the hair follicle itself so that lasers have a minimal target area when it comes time to return for treatment. Bleaching, while it does not interfere with the follicle itself, lightens it, making it harder to target for many lasers.
Be patient between sessions. Soon you won’t have to manage unwanted body hair in your chosen area of treatment at all! You may notice slight redness or irritation a few days after treatment. This is normal and will go away on its own. You may also notice your hair beginning to shed and fall out, which can often be mistaken for expedited hair growth. Relax and let nature take its course! You can call Body Details South Florida locations with questions.
Always consult with your laser hair removal specialist about care for your unwanted hair between laser hair removal sessions. Body Details recognizes that each individual is different, so you will receive custom service and advice from us based on your own body’s needs. Chat with us about a free consultation for laser hair removal today!