Saturday, 23 May 2020

Post Treatment Laser Tips, To Keep Your Skin Smooth And Healthy

Laser hair removal is one of the most successful aesthetic treatments opted by millions today because of its efficiency and remarkable outcomes. Preparing yourself after the treatment is as important as doing it before you get yourself treated with a laser. Usually, the skin turns red, swollen, and becomes sensitive after that treatment and the areas around the hair follicles may also seem to be raised.
Post Treatment Laser Tips, To Keep Your Skin Smooth And Healthy
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But these normal side effects disappear in 24 hours after the laser hair removal*. If it is your first session, all these side effects will be even more obvious as the hair will be thick and coarse during that time. But in the later sessions, as the hair will thin out, the side effects will also reduce. It is advisable to give sufficient care for your skin even after your Laser sessions as follows:

1.  Take care of the initial uneasiness
Right after your laser session, you will see your skin turning red and you will experience a burning sensation like that of mild sunburn causing slight uneasiness. The treated area will also get swollen. So it is better to wear loose clothes to and fro the laser appointment to avoid such discomfort and pain.
This initial uneasiness can be treated by using ice packs (3 times a day for 10 minutes), aloe Vera gel (use it 3 – 4 times a day and refrigerate the gel for better results), and finally pain killers (if ice packs and aloe Vera remedies are not effective). If the pain persists for more than 24 hours it is better to call your doctor.
2.     Protect your skin
As the skin will already be sensitive after the treatment, exposing yourself to direct sunlight will cause more irritation, swelling, reddishness, and discomfort. It is advisable to keep away from direct sunlight for almost 2-4 weeks. Always use a sunscreen with SPF 30 when you go out and keep reapplying it when your skin wets or sweats.
 As the laser works with heat, exposing your skin to more heat can cause adverse effects. Stay away from hot water, saunas, and steam rooms for almost 48 hours after the treatment. The treated area will heal quickly when you bathe in cold or warm water. Also, avoid excessive exercise for 48 hours.
3.     Select the right post-treatment products
It is good to keep the skin always clean and so use mild cleansers that are designed only for sensitive skin. It doesn’t matter for how long you shower but keep the water temperature cool. Wash the treated areas only 1-2 times a day. Frequent washing will again aggravate the treated skin.
As the skin heals, your skin will feel dry. Applying a moisturizer that is specially designed for sensitive skin will be good. Gently apply it 3-4 times a day and avoid irritating your skin by rubbing forcefully. Avoid using makeup or any cosmetic products as it will worsen your skin again. Keep it simple and use the right products for your sensitive skin.

Give enough care for your smooth and sensitive skin after every laser session to keep it healthy.

*this post was written by Austin K

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