Beauty Treatments To Avoid During And After Laser Hair Removal Sessions

Posted on: 26 April 2016


Laser hair removal may be a cosmetic procedure, but it doesn't play well with other beauty treatments. Therefore, you will have to modify your beauty treatments and procedures after having your hair removed by laser. Here are some of the specific beauty procedures, treatments, and products to avoid:


Products that enhance body odor, such as deodorants and perfumes, aren't suitable for your skin post laser treatments. The short-term side effects of laser hair removal include imperceptible burns on the skin. Using perfumes or deodorants on the same area too soon after a laser treatment may irritate the skin further and aggravate the swelling, redness, and discomfort.

Hot Showers

If your idea of bathing is to soak in a hot tub or take a hot shower, then you will have to change your routine after getting a laser hair treatment. As explained above, the procedure has a temporary burning effect on your skin. Therefore, your skin will be sensitive to high temperatures for a short time after the treatment, so taking hot showers or baths may be painful. Stick to cool or tepid showers if you must bathe soon after your treatment.


Laser hair removal takes several sessions to complete. During the treatment, light energy is absorbed by the pigment at the base of the hair. This light energy damages the hair follicle enough to retard its future growth. However, if you pluck out the hair or wax before your next treatment session, you will only hinder the laser process. Shave if you want to keep the hair down before your next treatment.


Your skin gets tanned when your skin absorbs ultraviolet radiation from the sun, and the radiation increases melanin production in your skin, causing it to darken. As was explained in the preceding section, it is the pigment at the base of the hair that absorbs light energy during laser treatment to destroy the hair follicles. However, if you darken the skin, it is harder for the laser to distinguish between the hair follicle and the skin. This means that the laser energy is not as focused on the hair follicle. Therefore, avoid tanning throughout your laser hair treatment schedule.

Prepare a complete overhaul of your beauty care procedures if you have decided to have laser hair removal. Don't bathe your body in perfumes or go for a tan; you may end up blaming your treatment clinic for complications you have brought on yourself. The clinic will give you further instructions on what else you need to do to improve your laser hair removal experience. If you are interested in this procedure, contact a company like Power MD.