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How to Prepare Your Skin for Laser Hair Removal and How to Take Care of It Afterwards

Posted by Nima | November 22, 2022

Are you ready to put a stop to the never-ending cycle of plucking, tweezing, waxing, and shaving away undesirable body and facial hair? When it comes to laser hair removal, our team at The Nima Institute can assist you with the finest technology and therapy available.

We are committed to assisting you in obtaining the greatest outcomes feasible before, during, and after your treatment. Before and after your treatment session, you can improve your laser hair removal results by properly caring for your skin. Here’s how it works and what you need to do to get the smoothest, silkiest skin possible!

The ins and outs of laser hair removal

Laser hair removal uses sophisticated laser technology to target the protein cells in hair follicles with minimal damage. These cells are destroyed by a powerful beam of light generated by the laser. When these cells are destroyed, they can no longer provide the nourishment your hair needs to grow, resulting in stunted growth.

Because these therapies are extremely focused, you won’t have to worry about your skin or surrounding tissues being harmed. The Nima Institute offers a safe and effective laser hair removal system that can be used on most areas of your body, including:

  • Face
  • Underarms
  • Arms and legs
  • Back
  • Bikini area
  • Chest 
  • Shoulders

It’s possible to complete a great deal of treatment in a lunch hour, especially since most treatments last minutes. Even larger areas, like the chest or back, are frequently feasible to cover in a reasonable amount of time. Most outcomes last for a long time because laser hair removal prevents new hair from developing. However, if your hair regrows, it will be lighter and thinner, making it simple to remove with a quick touch-up treatment.

How to best care for your skin before laser hair removal

Before laser hair removal treatment, it’s important to follow a skincare routine for the longest-lasting and healthiest results. Try some of these tips:

4-6 weeks before your appointment, stop waxing and plucking. Because laser hair removal targets the root, you want to make sure it’s still there! Shaving is fine since it stops at the surface of your skin, but waxing and plucking are not because they remove the root.

Shave 1-2 days before laser treatment. Long hairs may be burned by the laser light, and shaving reduces the likelihood of this happening.

Keep away from the sun. Keep your skin covered as much as possible beginning two weeks before your therapy and avoid the sun if you can; If you’ve been burned, you won’t be able to get laser hair removal.

Avoid using bleach and certain medications: for at least six weeks leading up to laser hair removal, do not bleach your hair. Also, speak with our estheticians about any medications you’re taking as some may have an effect on your skin.

Come in for a laser hair removal session with no makeup or lotion on your skin: Certain cosmetics products can have an unfavorable influence on the outcome of laser hair reduction.

By following these helpful tips, you can reduce your chances of experiencing common side effects from hair removal methods, like skin irritations, burns, and discoloration. Plus, taking these precautions will also result in achieving better hair removal overall.

After laser hair removal, follow these steps to care for your skin.

Following your laser hair removal treatment, it’s fundamental that you take care of your skin. For a few hours after the procedure, you might have some light side effects. These include your skin feeling more sensitive to the touch than usual, slightly warm, or mildly irritated.

These side effects are usually very mild and will go away quickly, but you can help by taking care of your skin after your treatment. For the first one to two days after your laser treatment, we recommend that you:

  • Steer clear of sun damage by spending time in the shade or wearing protective clothing when outdoors.
  • If your skin is red or slightly swollen, apply ice to it.
  • Avoid rubbing or itching the treated areas
  • Use an unscented moisturizer with SPF
  • Do not put makeup on your face after treatment
  • Take cooler or lukewarm showers instead of hot ones.
  • Avoid hot, humid places such as steam rooms or hot tubs.
  • Avoid strenuous activity that will make you sweat or cause your skin to overheat
  • It’s also best to avoid tight clothing that can rub against your skin.

Within one or two days, you shouldn’t feel any sensitivity or irritation.

To sum it up, laser hair removal is a great treatment that can be done quickly and easily with little to no downtime. The results are long-lasting, and you can significantly reduce the amount of hair on your body with just a few treatments. Be sure to follow the tips above to ensure the best results from your laser hair removal treatment.

With laser hair removal, you may completely get rid of unwanted hair for good! Call The Nima Institute to make an appointment or schedule one online.