What should I do after getting laser hair removal?
The most important thing to do is protect your skin from the sun. We recommend
- Avoiding direct sunlight from hitting your treated skin.
- Not use a tanning bed or any other indoor tanning equipment.
It’s normal to experience redness and swelling after treatment. Applying an ice pack can help reduce your discomfort.
Is there downtime?
No, after your treatment you should be able to return to your everyday activities.
When will I see the results?
Your hair type, area treated, type of laser used, and color of your skin all affect the results. You can expect about 10% – 25% hair reduction after the first treatment.
This is why we recommend 4-6 treatments. After completing all the treatments, most patients do not see any hair on the treated skin for several months or even years. Regrowth should be very minimal. We offer touch up laser treatments if hair begins to reappear.
How long will the results of laser hair removal last?
Our patients remain hair free for months or even years. If the hair regrows, it will likely be less noticeable. We offer touch up laser treatments if hair begins to reappear.
What are the side effects?
Many clients don’t experience side effects, but if you do, the most common side effects are minor and last 1 to 3 days. These side effects include:
More extreme but can still occur include:
- Skin lightening or darkening
Some changes to skin color may occur but fades away. If your skin does change, please call us or a medical doctor skilled in laser treatments. Taking the necessary precautions will greatly reduce your risk of side effects.
When is it safe to have another laser treatment for hair removal?
Most patients can have laser hair removal once every 4 to 6 weeks. During the process, you may see some hair regrowth. Our laser technician will determine how often your treatments should take place.
Family Medicine & Medical Aesthetics located in Salem, UT
If you want to avoid hassles with tweezing, shaving, or waxing to get smooth skin, our Hillside Medical laser hair removal can be the best option to consider. Here at Hillside Medical, we pride ourselves on our laser hair removal services. We focus on giving our clients the best possible treatment to remove unwanted hair quickly and effectively. Laser hair removal is effective in selectively targeting the pigment inside the hair follicle. Each pulse of the laser disables large numbers of hair follicles. Typically three to six treatments are needed, with intervals of 6-8 weeks between each treatment. Call to learn more about our non-invasive laser hair removal services!