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Pre and Post-Treatment Instructions for Laser Hair Removal

Published on June 13, 2019
Pre and Post-Treatment Instructions for Laser Hair Removal

It is an oft-repeated comment that says, ‘you look beautiful when you feel confident inside.’ However, the reality of life can prove to be otherwise with looks often becoming an important criterion to achieve success, especially when it comes to women. In fact, women are subjected to a lot of peer pressure of looking good with smooth and unblemished skin. However, the presence of unwanted body hair can challenge the notion of looking good. So, one of the first things women would contemplate changing if given a chance is to get rid of all unwanted body hair. The different techniques that are generally used for this purpose are shaving, threading and waxing among others. But none of these remedies offer permanent results. More so, scratches, rashes, swelling, and redness are common with these procedures. This is where laser treatment for hair removal can be of help.

Laser treatment doesn’t use any item that is harmful to the skin. It is bereft of any kind of drug, photodynamic therapy, and the likes. Thus, going for laser treatments when it comes to getting rid of body hair permanently is the best possible alternative. Lasers can be a painless way of removing unwanted hair and do not cause adverse side effects. However, once you have decided that you are going for permanent laser hair removal you must keep in mind a few things before and after the treatment.

Important things to keep in mind prior to laser treatment

Most of the time, we concern ourselves with things we need to do once the treatment is done. However, what is equally important are the measures we have to take before going for a laser treatment. Some of these are as follows:

No waxing or bleaching up to 4 weeks before the treatment. This is because hair takes time to grow and if you have waxed before the treatment, the effect of the laser will not remain for long thereby reducing the chances of an effective treatment.

Any direct sun exposure must be avoided. However, should you need to go out, you should apply sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 at least 20 minutes before stepping into the sun.

Stop using any kind of tanning beds, self-tanning creams, and sprays. A tanned body would mean the doctor doesn’t get to see the actual complexion you bear, thus affecting the overall procedure.

The day of treatment has arrived. What now?

The day of treatment is a big day for patients, especially women for they would be able to get rid of what had been bothering them for a long time including lowering their self-esteem. During the treatment, light is emitted from the laser, to be duly absorbed by the melanin of one’s hair follicle. The energy of the laser beam gets converted to heat and damages the hair follicles. This way, it doesn’t allow the hair to regrow. On the day of the treatment, keep in mind the following:

You must shave the area of your treatment at least 24 hours beforehand. This will give the doctors a clean slate to work with.

All kinds of lotions, deodorants, and make-up must be cleaned from the area. A properly cleansed skin is what you want when you are going for permanent last hair removal.

You must try to wear loose fitting clothing. This will make you feel comfortable and let the area of treatment accessible to the doctor(s). Even if post treatment should your skin becomes sensitive, you really wouldn’t like your clothes sticking to it.

Post Treatment Blues

Once the treatment is complete, you need to take a few steps to ensure the impact is tangible and effective. Ultimately, it is the post-treatment way of taking care of the treated area that matters. Some things that you have to make sure are:

No hot shower for 2 to 3 days. If your skin is sensitive or dry, this treatment will keep it in a more sensitive state for a few days. In such a situation, any exposure to hot items can make you extremely uncomfortable.

Try to avoid the sun as much as possible.

Waxing, bleaching, shaving or using hair removal creams is completely forbidden for some time.

Aloe Vera and ice packs are the best soothing agents. You can apply fresh Aloe Vera on the area to be treated and see the magic as the redness and swollen parts calm down.

Do not make the mistake of equating “hair shedding” as hair growth right after the treatment is done. Hair shedding is a process where the body sheds the hair that had undergone treatment.

If your skin is broken after the laser treatment (which might not be the case if you get it done from a specialist), you are not allowed to use any kind of artificial products like makeup. However, if you have clear skin, you can start with your regular skincare and makeup routine. Once you are back home, do not forget to thoroughly clean all the makeup before you go to bed and pat your skin dry.

If you rub the treated area vigorously then it might open the pores and lead to a bad scar.

Importantly, avail the best laser hair removal treatment from experienced
hands at the Saraswat Hospital in Agra. The experienced hands comprise
ABHRS certified Dr Satya Saraswat (MS, M.Ch, D.N.B in Plastic Surgery and member of Indian Association of Cosmetic Laser) and Dr Preeti Saraswat (Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology, University of Greifswald, Germany, MBBS and trained in laser surgery.) Find out more about the doctors, their experience and expertise below.

Conclusion: Unwanted hair growth isn’t a case of worry anymore as you are able to get rid of them painlessly and permanently using laser. Contact Saraswat Hospital at +919258386320 to book an appointment with ABHRS certified doctors for your treatment.

ABOUT THE DOCTORS

Dr. Satya Saraswat

A celebrity Hair Transplant specialist, who has been awarded a Gold Medal in Cosmetic Surgery by the Health Minister of India.

He is MBBS, MS, M.Ch, DNB( Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Gold Medalist) & DHA (Dubai Health Authority) Licenced Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon, performing surgeries in India, Dubai & Kenya for the past 15 years.

Dr. Satya Saraswat is also a Diplomate American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery(ABHRS), being the first Plastic Surgeon from India to have cleared the highest Certification in the field of Hair Transplant globally.

He is now a member of the Credentialing Committee for ABHRS too.

Dr. Preeti Saraswat

She is an MBBS doctor with a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology from the University of Greifswald, Germany. She is trained in laser surgery.

She is an American Board certified Hair Transplant Surgeon – Diplomate of ABHRS.

She is also a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery- ISHRS.

She is a life member of the Indian Association of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons and an esteemed member of the Indian Medical Association and American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.

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