Do’s and Don’ts of Post Laser Hair Removal Treatments

October 24, 2016

Sometimes, it’s easy to focus all of our attention on the do’s and don’ts we should know about before we go for laser hair removal treatments. But we can’t forget about what to do after our treatments. The do’s and don’ts of post laser hair removal treatments are crucial. Some of the key things you do after your appointment can make all of the difference, and ensure that your hair and skin stay smooth until your next treatment. Ultimately, your post treatment routine can help you maintain long-lasting results. Let’s explore the do’s and don’ts for post laser hair removal treatments that you should know about.

First and foremost, after your laser hair removal sessions, you should gently clean the area treated roughly twice a day. It is important to exfoliate the area that’s been treated, because it helps the dead hair follicles come out  faster. Exfoliating will also help prevent ingrown hairs. The more you buff away dead skin and dead hair follicles, the better results you’ll see.

We also suggest to wear cotton panties throughout the day if you are going for a bikini laser hair removal. This is because your skin will be sensitive for a few days after your laser hair removal treatment. Wearing cotton panties will not irritate your skin, and they will be the best solution if you are having a sensitive skin reaction. Irritation of the skin happens to almost everyone, so if you find yourself with slight redness do not be alarmed. Wearing cotton panties will help prevent any fabric from rubbing or irritating your skin, as it is one of the most gentle fabrics you can wear.

Additionally, we suggest to not wear pantyhose after your laser hair removal treatment. Pantyhose can in some cases irritate the skin. Having a constant cover on top of your skin that you have treated can, in some cases, cause irritation and redness. Letting your skin breath and not be confined under restrictive clothing such as pantyhose will help reduce any redness or irritation of the skin.

If you do find yourself incurring redness even after you have used cotton panties or refrained from using pantyhose, it may be from exercise. When exercising, you are rubbing your skin against all sorts of fabrics, especially ones that are hosts in sweat and bacteria. It is important to note that if your irritation persists while working out, you should take a break from working out to allow your skin to fully recover and prevent redness or irritation from getting worse.

Finally, we suggest that you do not tan for at least two weeks after your laser hair removal treatment. This is because again, your skin is very sensitive, so you can burn easily. If you do find yourself in the sun immediately after your laser hair removal treatment, apply at least SPF 30 sunscreen to your treated areas, if not higher.

Protecting your skin after laser hair removal treatments is very important, as it will help obtain the best results for the future. For more information on laser hair removal or to book an appointment with one of our specialists, visit our website,, or call us at 416-484-4884.


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