Is Downtime Necessary After Laser Hair Removal?

What is the procedure for laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal sessions send waves of safe and effective laser energy deep into your hair follicles. The regular growth cycle of the follicles is disrupted as they heat up. Those targeted hairs eventually fall out on their own after a few of weeks.

Hair grows back finer, thinner, and lighter the next time. With each consecutive treatment, the amount of hair that grows back decreases, until it eventually stops growing at all. Hair growth can be dramatically reduced in practically all parts of the body, including the legs, arms, underarms, stomach, back, and neck, to name a few.

Is laser hair removal right for me?

Because our laser system is so advanced, you may now be a candidate for laser hair removal even if you weren’t previously. Laser hair removal is still most effective on people with lighter complexion and darker hair.

If you have darker complexion or lighter hair, YAG laser treatments may be more effective. Come into Plaza Clinic for a consultation to find out if laser hair removal is appropriate for you.

How many laser hair removal sessions will I require?

It depends, but for best outcomes, most men and women require a course of six to eight treatments spaced four to eight weeks apart. Although laser hair removal is permanent, fresh hair growth is possible in some instances.

This is most common during times of hormonal change, such as during pregnancy. If new hair begins to grow in the treated area, you can return to our clinic for touch-up treatments as needed.

Is laser hair removal uncomfortable?

It’s natural to have some discomfort in sensitive areas (such as your underarms), but you shouldn’t be in pain. Laser hair removal, according to most men and women, feels like tiny rubber bands flicking your skin.

Before starting your treatment, it might be a good idea to apply a topical numbing lotion if you are sensitive, which you can obtain at our clinic. Alternatively, you can use an ice pack to achieve the same result.

Schedule a consultation at Plaza Clinic to get started on your laser hair removal program right away. You can make a reservation online or over the phone.

It’s preferable to shave as close as possible. If it’s your first time, leave a little patch of hair to be examined by your specialist. (Before starting the treatment, your Laser Artist will shave it down!)
Don’t shave the part of your body where you wish to keep your hair.

On the day of your visit, don’t wear any makeup, lotion, or deodorant (on treatment area).
For at least 3 days before your appointment, stay out of direct sunlight (& 3 days after).
To avoid harm, do not use self-tanner or spray tan products for at least 2 weeks before your treatment.
Drink no more than two alcoholic beverages within 24 hours of your treatment.
For at least 4 weeks, refrain from waxing, threading, or tweezing the region. It’s fine to shave!
Notes of importance: (1) Pregnant, lactating, or attempting to conceive women are not eligible for laser therapy. (2) Menstruating clients shall not be treated with bikini laser.

Bumps and redness after treatment are to be expected

Redness and bumps at the treatment site are normal right after treatment, and they can continue up to 2 hours or more. For a few hours after treatment, the treated region should feel like a sunburn. If the sensitivity persists, you should apply a cold compress. Apply an antibiotic cream if there is any crusting. Darker pigmented skin may be more uncomfortable and last longer than lighter skin. In some occasions, we provide prescription grade ointment for the reation areas.

Gently cleanse the region that has been treated

A gentle soap can be used to gently wash the affected area. During the first 48 hours, the skin should be patted dry and not massaged. For more information about laser hair removal in Tokyo Japan contact Robert Katsuhiro Kure, MD, PhD.

For the first 24 hours, no makeup, lotion, moisturizer, or deodorant are allowed.
Keep the affected region clean and dry; if the irritation persists, skip the cosmetics, moisturizer, and deodorant (for underarms) until the inflammation goes away.
5–30 days following your treatment, dead hairs will begin to shed.
Stubble will occur 5-30 days after treatment, reflecting dead hair being shed from the hair follicle. That’s natural, and they’ll fall out soon.

To hasten hair shedding, exfoliate

Hair shedding can occur anywhere from 5 to 30 days after treatment, and this can seem as new hair growth. It’s the dead hair forcing its way out of the follicle, not new hair growth. Washing with a washcloth and shaving might assist the hair come out.

Stay out of the sun

For two months, avoid sun exposure to prevent the risk of dark or light spots. Wear sunscreen (SPF 25 or higher) at all times during the treatment and for the next 1-2 months afterward.

Do not pluck, scratch, wax, thread, or tweeze the affected area

Picking or scratching the treated skin is not a good idea. Other than shaving, do not use any other hair removal procedures or products on the treated region during your laser treatments, since this will hinder you from getting the greatest results.

The rate of hair growth varies

After 6-9 sessions, most people will experience a degree of hairless contentment that will lead them to stop checking for stubble.

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