What happens if you shave after laser hair removal?
If you shave too far in advance then the hairs will be too long and the laser can’t hit the follicle as it should, while shaving too soon after your treatment can cause more irritation as your skin is still healing.
What should I not do after IPL hair removal?
For 48 hours
- Avoid all heat treatments including hot baths, saunas, steam baths and hot showers.
- No swimming in strongly chlorinated water.
- Do not use bleaching creams.
- Avoid perfumed products e.g. soaps, creams or perfumes.
- Leave any temporary skin responses such as redness to subside naturally.
Can I shave in between IPL sessions?
Shave the treatment area.
If you do want to get rid of unwanted hair in between treatments, shaving is absolutely fine. In fact we ask that you shave the area to be treated a day or two prior to your treatment.
Can I use IPL for pubic hair?
Is IPL suitable for intimate areas? IPL is safe for use on the bikini line, but it isn’t suitable for the genital area where the skin may have a darker colour and where there is a greater hair density, which would absorb more light energy and may cause discomfort.
Can I use IPL every week?
After the initial phase (4 treatments), we recommend touch-ups every 4 weeks. Repeat this 8 times to achieve effective hair reduction and maintain results.
Why is my hair growing back after laser?
Why do hairs continue to grow after the the treatment? This is mainly due to the hair’s growth cycle. Hairs in the anagen, or active phase will be affected by the laser. The hairs in the catagen, or dormant stage will be unaffected during the treatment and grows when it goes to the anlagen phase.
How many days after laser hair removal does the hair fall out?
Hairs begin to fall out in 5-14 days and may continue to do so for weeks. Hairs may be more rapidly removed by rubbing, scrubbing, or plucking (with no discomfort after 5 days) if one desires to speed up this part of the process.
Can I put on deodorant after IPL?
Deodorant can be applied to the underarms after 24 hours. Skin moisturizers may be used immediately and makeup can be applied if the skin is not broken. during the course of your IPL Hair Removal treatments. Shaving is acceptable.
Should you moisturize after IPL?
Patients must keep their skin moisturized at all times. As the skin heals from an IPL treatment, it will start to dry out and peel a little. Apply a thick moisturizing cream in the morning and at night. Makeup can be worn 24 – 48 hours after treatment, as long as it is applied and removed gently.
What happens if you don’t shave before laser hair removal?
As we mentioned a little earlier, if you don’t shave before your appointment, the laser will singe the hair resulting in a burn to your skin. In addition, if the hair hasn’t been shaved properly, treatment will not be as effective, and it may result in small temporary grazes on the top layer of your skin.