1. Avoid Extreme Sun Exposure and Sunless Tanning
For the most effective laser treatment, you must avoid the sun as much as possible. Skin that has undergone the laser treatment is more vulnerable to sunlight and may cause an irritation or discolouration. If you really want a tan and you think the next best way to get one after your session is by sunless tanning, then think again. You must avoid putting harsh chemicals on areas that have been treated.
2. Don’t Take Extremely Hot Showers or Baths
Wait at least 48 hours before you decide to take a hot bath or shower. This will cause irritation and inflammation to your skin.
3. Don’t Pluck or Wax
In between sessions, avoid the temptation of plucking or waxing. Plucking and waxing will make it less attainable to achieve the results you’re looking for in the time period you want them. The goal is to destroy the hair follicle and by plucking or waxing, you may not reach your goal. The follicles need to be targeted or else the treatment won’t be as effective. Remember –stick to strictly shaving between sessions.
4. Don’t Use Harsh Creams
Once you start treating the area, you should avoid harsh creams. If you don’t, you’re putting yourself at risk for allergic reactions and other side effects. Creams you should avoid can include heavy makeup and topical creams or medications.
5. Don’t Use Deodorant
It might seem unnatural for you but avoid using deodorant for at least 3 days after the process. There’s a high chance that it will irritate your skin. Along with this, you should try your best not to wear tight clothes for 2-3 days.
Avoid medicines that might react to laser light such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin.
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