The largest organ in the human body is skin. Our skin is what protects us from Ultra-violet rays of the sun, microbes and other aggressive agents in the environment. Even though the skin is strong, it needs some form of care, especially when you decide to have laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is a popular method for getting rid of unwanted body hair. It is great for women who do not have the time to do a Brazilian wax or for those who can’t endure the pain of waxing. Laser is also for those who are tired with having to shave every now and then.
Laser hair removal works by directing a laser beam to the hair follicle to kill it. Laser treatment is appropriate for large surface areas. It is ideally used in light skinned with dark hair as dark skin will absorb a lot of the laser beam energy resulting in possible skin damage.
Considering, laser hair removal uses heat to kill your hair follicles, it can leave your skin painful and very irritated. Thus, your skin needs some care.
Laser Aftercare Advice
Wear sunscreen to cover the treated area. Laser treated skin is sensitive to direct sunlight and may be prone to darkening. This is mostly important in those with dark skin.
Avoid heat treatment, such as hot showers, steam rooms and sauna for at least 24-48 hours.