At Cirine Hair Removal & Skin Care, we help our clients manage their unwanted body hair through laser hair removal, a permanent hair reduction procedure. You may experience some hair growth between appointments, especially if you’re just getting started with laser treatments. While hair growth between appointments should be minimal, we understand our clients’ desire for smooth skin, so here are some tips for maintaining smooth, hair-free skin:
Avoid Waxing, Plucking, or Bleaching Treatment Areas
Don’t wax or pluck your hair between laser hair removal sessions, as doing so could damage the hair follicles. Our laser removal technology targets the hair follicles, so they must stay intact for the procedure to be effective. We also advise against bleaching as this removes the hair’s natural pigment. The pigment plays a key role in laser removal as it absorbs light from the laser, allowing the light to penetrate the hair follicles and slow their growth.
We encourage clients to shave between appointments to maintain their laser hair removal results. Shaving eliminates hair that grows past the skin’s surface, giving you a hair-free appearance. It can also enhance your laser hair removal results by allowing the laser to target hair follicles more directly. The easier we can reach the follicles, the more effective the procedure will be, leaving you with smoother skin.
Shower before shaving to soften your skin and remove sweat and natural oils from the hair follicles. Showering will also hydrate your hair, making it easier to shave. Use a moisture-rich shaving gel or cream to hydrate the hair further and facilitate smooth razor movements across your skin. After applying the gel or cream, shave the hair and rinse your skin thoroughly to remove any remaining product. Our team can recommend appropriate shaving gels after analyzing your skin to help prevent adverse reactions like skin irritation and rashes.
Exfoliate and Moisturize Your Skin
You may experience a lot of shedding after your laser appointment at Cirine Hair Removal & Skin Care. You can accelerate the shedding process by exfoliating the treatment area several times weekly. Exfoliating also helps remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, preventing pores and hair follicles from clogging. This can prevent ingrown hairs, allowing you to enjoy smoother skin for longer. If you have sensitive skin, limit exfoliating to once a week or every other week. Consider wearing exfoliating gloves to protect your hands and prevent irritation.
Moisturize your skin daily to prevent dryness. The right moisturizer will help soothe your skin and reduce the risk of irritation between hair removal appointments. Our specialists can recommend the appropriate exfoliant and moisturizer for your skin type.
Limit UV and Heat Exposure
Too much UV light exposure can cause skin irritation between appointments, preventing you from shaving or forcing you to put off subsequent hair removal sessions for longer than necessary. We typically recommend our clients schedule their sessions four to eight weeks apart. Rescheduling your session outside of this timeframe can affect your results. Avoid sunbathing for several weeks after your hair removal session to protect your skin and stick to your recommended treatment schedule. If you can’t avoid sun exposure for extended periods, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with high SPF.
Too much heat can also cause skin irritation after treatment. Take cool or lukewarm showers instead of hot ones for several days after your hair removal appointment to prevent redness and itching. Avoid saunas, hot tubs, and heat pads to prevent skin and hair follicle damage.
Care For Your Skin and Hair Between Your Laser Hair Removal Appointments
Cirine Hair Removal & Skin Care helps clients achieve long-term hair removal results by using the latest laser technology. Our team will assess your skin and hair type before your hair removal session and create a customized treatment plan that meets your needs. You can shave, moisturize, exfoliate, and avoid heat and UV light for smooth, hair-free skin between sessions. Schedule a consultation or laser hair removal appointment today to learn more about our treatment options.