While waxing and shaving are necessary for every female who wants to look good, both treatments can sometimes be uncomfortable due to time requirements as well as possible irritation and ingrown hairs. The bother of frequent waxing and shaving can be eliminated through laser hair removal, which offers a more permanent solution to unwanted hair.
The experts at SeaMist MedSpa know that it is important you learn what to do after the treatment. The following is an outline of how to take care of yourself before and after the treatment for optimal results.
Prepare in Advance
Before going for your treatment, ensure you have all the supplies you will need for your aftercare session. Some of the items you will need to get include a calming cream, some sunscreen, and anti-inflammation cream. The calming cream will come in handy, and it should be applied at night before you go to bed and first thing in a morning.
If you have started to experience some irritation (people with sensitive skin are likely to experience slight irritation during the first few days), it may be a good idea to have an ice pack with you. Apply the ice pack to the affected region until the irritation starts to subside.
It is always a good idea to make sure that you have some sunscreen with you. If you have not been using sunscreen on a daily basis, then this will be the right time for you to start doing so. More importantly, you will need to apply the sunscreen on all the exposed areas, as well as the areas that have just been treated.
After the laser hair removal treatment, the areas that have been treated are likely to become very vulnerable to the UV rays from the sun. These rays may end up darkening or damaging your skin. Applying sunscreen on the treated areas will help eliminate this threat.
In case the treatment was administered on your face, e.g., hair removal for the little whiskers or a laser facial, then it is highly recommended that you avoid using makeup for at least 48 hours. Applying makeup could cause irritation or clog your pores. It’s also a good idea to avoid applying topical ointments or acne medication for at least two days.
SeaMist MedSpa takes pride in offering the best care possible. If you are interested in laser hair removal, contact our office today to schedule a consultation! We are conveniently located in South Kingstown, RI.