Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Do’s and don’ts before, during and after laser hair removal

Before laser hair removal

  • We usually recommended to avoid general sun exposure for at least seven-10 days before and after your appointment, A sunscreen of SPF 30, or preferably a total sun block of SPF 50, should be applied whenever exposure to the sun is unavoidable.
  • Avoid plucking, waxing or bleaching the hair for six weeks prior to treatment. Preserving the root and the pigment of the hair is imperative for the success of the laser treatment.
  • Avoid antibiotics because Antibiotics may increase photosensitivity. The skin becomes more prone to elements of heat damage including blisters, rashes, fever, fatigue, joint pain, etc. We recommend that you check with your personal physician prior to receiving laser treatments if you are currently taking a long-term antibiotic. 
  • Do shave the area to be treated the day or night before your appointment. Doing this will prevent thermal injury to the surface of the skin as there won’t be hair on the surface to absorb the laser’s energy. It will allow the laser to go directly to the hair follicle
  • Avoid makeup because Laser is attracted to pigment and melanin, and anything that is of dark color will be attracted to the laser and could make it less active. You can apply mineral makeup directly after treatment to cover any noticeable redness, but we would also advise you to remove this thoroughly in the evening to make sure the skin can recover. 

During laser hair removal

During the procedure in the laser, room needs protective eyewear to prevent the risk of damage to the retina. A jet of chilled air is used with the laser to minimize epidermal damage and increase patient comfort. The use of a local anesthetic is optional.  

After laser hair removal

Immediately following treatment the area may show erythema (redness and some swelling) around the follicles which looks similar to large goose bumps.
  • Apply a thin layer of aloe vera ointment to the treated area several times a day to keep it moist. Pat the area dry. Do not shave the area if is swollen or crusting. Around 2 or 3 weeks after a laser hair removal treatment 10 to 20% of the treated hairs will fall out. During the healing phase, the area must be treated delicately. Do not rub or scratch.  If a crust develops let it fall off on its own. 
  • If any swelling occurs apply ice and Wrap the ice in a clean soft cloth. Discomfort or stinging may be relieved with Paracetamol. Do not take Ibuprofen or Aspirin as these medicines may react to the laser light. 
  • Avoid very hot baths, showers, steam baths or saunas, and don’t swim in strong chlorinated water for two or three days. 
  • Don’t use perfume or bleaching creams for 24 to 48 hours. Avoid face pack or peels for one week. 

For more information about the best laser hair removal in Ghaziabad, contact KEMPS skin Clinic at Vaishali. Kemps skin clinic has all the latest equipment for laser hair removal.