3 Things to Avoid After Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair RemovalWith the holiday season just around the corner, you are going to want to do everything to look and feel your best before all of those work parties, family parties, and parties with all of your best friends. And, as one of the best ways to look and feel like your sexiest and most attractive self, getting laser hair removal is a great option. By permanently getting rid of unwanted hair around your body, whether you are male or female, you can kiss your razor, tweezer, and waxer goodbye for good. However, as with any type of procedure that you are going to get done, recovery is one of the most important steps. Read on to learn more about things that you should avoid and try to do in between your laser hair removal treatments.

The Sun
Luckily, because it is almost winter, you likely won’t be spending too much time outside in the sun. However, depending on where you are getting laser hair removal done— your arms and face— you will need to cover up and avoid the sun as much as humanly possible. Because getting laser hair removal done can cause your skin to be more sensitive to the sun, it can cause you to burn and even scar— a lose, lose situation. If you do have to go outside, make sure that you cover your skin with sunscreen.

Avoid Hot Baths and the Sauna
If you are used to getting into a hot bath every night before bed or if you enjoy getting into the sauna in order to help clear out your pores and sinuses, then this part of recovery may be hard for you. However, for at least 24 hours following your laser hair removal treatment, we encourage you to avoid taking any hot bath, dip in the jacuzzi, or trip to the sauna.

Use a Skin Calming Cream
Because your skin might be a bit more sensitive after your laser hair removal treatment, purchase a skin calming cream beforehand. Something that has something like aloe vera in it will help to soothe your skin afterwards.

Get ready and equipped for this holiday season by getting laser hair removal done by Dr. Philip LoBuono. To learn more about laser hair removal, or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

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REMOVING UNWANTED HAIR SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY

For men and women alike, dealing with unwanted body and facial hair can be painful, messy and inconvenient…not to mention the effect it can have on relationships and careers. Waxing is painful, using depilatories messy, and shaving is inconvenient and time consuming.

Is there a better option? Yes!

We offer a safe and effective way of removing unwanted and embarrassing hair on all parts of the body, including face, stomach, bikini area, legs, underarms and back. We use ELOS, the world’s most advanced hair removal treatment and a revolutionary alternative to waxing, shaving and electrolysis. ELOS stands for “electro-optical-synergy.” It combines light and radio frequency energies to thermally damage and permanently destroy hair follicles.

ELOS is proven to remove even the lightest shades of hair, although because of how it absorbs the energies, lighter hair may require more treatments than darker hair. Each ELOS treatment reduces the amount of unwanted hair, but because not all hair is in a growing phase at the same time, a series of treatments is necessary. The number of treatments is based on body area, skin tone and type, and hair color. Treatments can be repeated every four to six weeks.

What can I expect during and after my ELOS treatment?

The length of a treatment can vary from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area to be treated. ELOS treatments are not painful. Some patients describe the treatment as the light snap of a rubber band against their skin. During treatment, the skin is cooled and skin resistance is measured to ensure a positive, comfortable experience for the patient. The appearance of the treated area immediately following treatment can vary. There may be some redness and slight swelling but these will disappear in a short time. There is no downtime. However, we suggest you avoid exercise for 24 hours, stay out of the sun and do not pluck or wax between treatments.

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