Laser hair removal is a straightforward procedure that requires no down time from patients. In fact, patients can go in for laser hair removal on their lunch break and return immediately to the office afterward. Although laser hair removal is a basic procedure, it can still cause some patients skin irritation afterwards. Read on to learn more about how you can soothe your skin after laser hair removal.
The actual laser hair removal treatment experience can be described as having little rubberbands flicked against your skin over and over again. Although that might sound a bit unpleasant, the procedure itself doesn’t last very long and so it’s more than bearable. However, when you get home, you may notice that your skin is a bit more sensitive to the touch and may feel even a little bit irritated, that’s where skin creams and icing come into play.
Before purchasing a skin cream, make sure to consult your dermatologist about the ingredients in the cream to make sure that it won’t cause any sort of clogged pores after your laser treatment. However, most creams will likely be approved by your dermatologist. Look for a cream that has ingredients like shea butter or coconut oil in them. Both shea butter and coconut oil will help to give your skin the added barrier of moisture it needs in order to fully recuperate from the procedure.
If you get home from your laser hair removal procedure and notice that your skin is a bit tender to the touch, try icing the area of the skin for 5 minutes at a time. The ice will help to numb the areas of your skin that are a little tender and will also help to give you the relief that you desire.
When it comes to laser hair removal, there really isn’t anything to worry about. However, if you feel a bit uncomfortable after the procedure, try icing and applying skin cream to your skin. To learn more, contact Dr. Smith today!