Now you may be wondering – what happens after? While laser hair removal uses concentrated light to penetrate the skin and zap those unwanted hairs at the root, the treatment also kickstarts a regenerative process that leads to skin peeling.
But there’s no need to fret – peeling is a common and temporary side effect indicating your skin’s positive response.
At Ethos Spa, we understand that smooth, hair-free skin is about more than just aesthetic appeal – it’s about unveiling your best, most confident self. That’s why we’re dedicated to delivering safe, customized laser hair removal using cutting-edge technology for transformative results.
In this blog, we’ll walk you through the stages, timeline, and proper care for your skin as it renews itself through peeling after each laser session.
First, let’s briefly discuss how laser hair removal works:
As the damaged surface layers peel away, it allows for the renewed and regenerated skin underneath to emerge. So while peeling may seem unusual, it’s actually a positive sign of cellular turnover and your skin rejuvenating itself post-treatment!
As your skin works to slough off those damaged outer layers and regenerate fresh new ones, you can expect to see:
While the sensations may cause discomfort, they signal your skin is actively renewing itself. Proper aftercare helps ease the peeling process.
Avoid picking or scrubbing the treatment areas during this delicate healing phase. Contact us immediately if you experience excessive swelling, blisters, burns or extreme pain.
The duration of peeling and flaking can vary depending on your individual skin type and sensitivity, the body area treated, and the laser settings used. But on average, expect the process to last between 3 to 7 days after each session.
The peeling typically starts subsiding around a week post-treatment. However, your skin may remain slightly dry and sensitive for an additional 1 to 2 weeks as the renewal process runs its course. With consecutive laser sessions, the peeling effect is often less noticeable over time.
Your aftercare routine is vital for easing any discomfort from skin peeling and facilitating proper healing. Here are our top tips:
Check with your technician if you have any concerns about products you can safely use post-treatment. And contact us right away if you experience any unexpected reactions like blistering, oozing, or excessive pain.
As mentioned earlier, mild to moderate peeling for 3 to 7 days is perfectly normal and expected after laser hair removal. It’s a positive indicator that your skin is renewing itself. However, do let your Ethos Spa technician know if you experience any of the following:
In rare cases of severe reactions, blistering, or abnormal pain, you should seek medical attention immediately. Your Ethos Spa technician will give you complete aftercare instructions – be sure to follow them diligently and contact us if any concerns arise.
At Ethos Spa, we recognize that the prospect of skin peeling after laser hair removal may seem concerning at first.
But keep in mind that it’s a temporary phase which indicates your skin rejuvenating itself from within. This process of renewal is what reveals your inner glow for the long run!
With our state-of-the-art laser technology and highly trained staff, we’re confident in delivering the smoothest hair removal experience with your comfort and safety as top priorities. Should any questions or concerns arise during your treatment journey with us, we’ll be ready to guide you every step of the way.
So embrace the peel, knowing it brings you one step closer to your best self – inside and out!
With customized precision protocols and our team’s expertise, you’re in the best of hands with Ethos Spa. Feel free to schedule a consultation to get started on your journey towards confidence today!