When it comes to laser hair removal, there is a few things to keep in mind, namely, to stay away from the following:
- wax or pluck your hair out 4 weeks before and 4 weeks after the laser hair removal treatment. The laser needs to "see" the dark pigment in the root of your hair in order to destroy the blood supply to it and, therefore, stop the follicle producing hair. If you take out the hair root, there will be no pigment for the laser to "see" and the treatment will not work;
- sunbathe or be in the direct sun exposure 4 weeks before and after the laser treatment. During a laser hair removal treatment, melanocytes get activated. By exposing the treated area (and the area to be treated) by laser to the sun, melanocytes get activated even more that increases the risk of hyperpigmentation and even burns ;
- take supplements containing vitamin D two weeks before and after a laser treatment as it activates melanocytes that can increase a risk of skin damage during a laser treatment;
- pick on shedding hair after a laser hair removal treatment. It may increase the risk of infection;
- go to steam room or sauna or a swimming pool or take a hot shower a few days after a laser treatment as it may lead to skin burns due to increase skin sensitivity after the laser treatment;
- wear tight or rubbing clothes right after the treatment to avoid friction that may lead to skin irritation and and may cause substantial burns to the epidermis;
- apply deodorants or other perfumed substances on the lasered areas. It will irritate the skin that is sensitive after a laser treatment.
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