What You Should Not put on Your Skin After Laser Hair Removal

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Have you just had laser hair removal? If so, there are some things that you should not put on your skin after laser hair removal. Do not apply makeup, deodorant, or moisturizers for at least 24 hours after undergoing hair removal treatment. Also, you should only pat your skin dry and not rub it for at least 48 hours to avoid irritation.

Dr. Nasir Mohammedi is a board-certified family physician at Bloom Medical Group in Whittier, CA who offers laser hair removal services. The 810nm Diode treatment is highly effective by focusing on the hair follicle’s root bulb with a wavelength of light. The hair pigment absorbs the light during the active (anagen phase) of growth. The light heats up the hair’s root bulb to a high enough temperature to damage and disable the hair follicle. The virtually painless and quick laser hair removal treatment causes the hair to shed within three weeks of treatment to provide a smooth skin surface.

How many laser hair removal treatments are needed?

Laser hair removal is only effective during the active growth phase of the hair follicle. Hair grows 30 – 50% of the time. Laser hair removal is ineffective when the hair is not in the growth phase. You’ll need to undergo at least 3 – 6 treatments to effectively target the unwanted hair during the growth phase and maximize results.

Laser hair removal is suitable for most patients. During your consultation with Dr. Mohammedi at Bloom Medical Group in Whittier, CA, you can discuss goals and determine if laser hair removal will work for you. Usually, laser hair removal works best on individuals with light skin and dark hair.

Do you want to stop unwanted hair growth on your body and face? Are you tired of shaving, waxing, and bleaching? If so, then laser hair removal might be your best option.

Benefits of laser hair removal include:

  • Removed the need for painful plucking and waxing

  • Can remove hair from multiple body areas

  • Prevents painful ingrown hairs

  • Creates smoother, softer skin

  • Provides long-term results

  • Saves money by not having to purchase costly razors, waxes, and depilatory creams

Laser hair removal is an effective way to remove unwanted hair and obtain long-lasting results. Most patients enjoy smooth skin for years, but laser hair removal is considered semi-permanent because some hair follicles might not respond to the treatment. You can always undergo additional laser treatments if areas of hair start to regrow or you notice a few hairs.

What to expect from laser hair removal

Some patients have remote mild discomfort during laser hair removal. They feel a slight sting when the laser targets the follicle. However, our team can apply a numbing cream to the skin’s surface prior to the treatment to help ensure your comfort. Laser hair removal is less painful or uncomfortable than waxing and gives patients longer-lasting results.

Schedule a hair removal consultation in Whittier, CA

Are you ready to undergo hair laser hair removal? If you answered ”yes,” we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nasir Mohammedi at Bloom Medical Group in Whittier, CA. He will meet with you to let you know what you can expect from the treatment and how to care for your skin following hair removal.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.