Is the only thing stopping you from getting laser hair removal because you are concerned about adverse effects aftward? There is no need to worry. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly performed non-surgical cosmetic procedures in America.
It is so popular because:
And of course, the best reason is that laser hair removal provides a long-term solution that other hair removal systems can not. For the purpose of this article, we are going to focus on laser hair removal post-treatment, but first, we’ll take a whirlwind tour of how laser hair removal works.
Your provider will focus an intense pulsed light or laser light on hair follicles. The light damages the follicle and prevents and reduces regrowth. Laser hair removal has been:
As with every procedure, laser hair removal has possible side effects and risks post-treatment.
The most common side effects are:
These should all go away within a few hours. You could also experience temporary or permanent pigment changes. Skin lightening usually occurs if you have darker skin and don’t avoid sun exposure before or after treatment. All of these side effects can be minimized by diligently following post-treatment guidelines.
Most people don’t experience adverse effects post-laser hair removal, especially when they follow these post-treatment guidelines to care for sensitive, treated skin.
For your best possible experience:
Immediately after your session, you can expect some redness & bumps at the treatment area that could last up to 2 hours. You may notice that the treated area feels like a sunburn. So, if:
It can take 5-30 days for the hair to begin to shed after your treatment. You may notice stubble appearing within 5-30 days as well. This may look like new hair growth, but it is actually dead hair being shed from the hair follicle, and it will fall out quickly.
Hair regrowth varies depending on the individual. However, most people require 6-9 sessions spaced serval weeks apart to reach hairless happiness. Therefore, you must follow these guidelines after each treatment.
Although rare, some people experience side effects like hypo- or hyper-pigmentation, prolonged redness, consistent swelling, an allergic reaction, or blistering. Your provider should address these kinds of side effects, so contact them for more information.
Your choice of clinic and laser will also make a difference to your laser hair removal post-treatment experience. Providers can use many different kinds of lasers to perform laser hair removal. Our favorite is the Threeforme Laser.
Its smart design includes an advanced combination of the most effective cutting-edge technology and comfort systems. Because it uses the latest laser technology, it is effective and efficient and can treat, refine, and reduce in just a few fast, easy treatments.
The Threeforme™ Laser also features the industry’s only melanin reader, which measures your skin’s melanin content at each treatment. The melanin reader determines the ideal settings for your particular skin, increasing the safety and effectiveness of treatments.
The Therefore Laser also has a reputation for being less painful than other lasers because of its Advanced Cooling Contact feature. Helping you look and feel your best is our number one priority! Schedule your consultation today and see what our advanced laser technology can do for you.