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Looking After Your Skin Between Laser Hair Removal Sessions

Looking after your skin is very important for safe and effective laser hair removal results. Here are 4 skin care tips to follow in-between your sessions. 

Today, more people are moving away from traditional methods of hair removal such as waxing and shaving and leaning more toward advanced laser treatments for permanent hair removal.

This innovative treatment has many benefits:

  • it’s safe and effective
  • it saves you time and money in the future
  • it’s cheaper in the long run than waxing or going to the salon
  • there is little to no downtime associated with the treatment

Gentle and Effective Laser Hair Removal Treatments in Kelowna

At our Kelowna clinic, we want you to experience the freedom and joy of not worrying about any unwanted hair. Our registered nurses are highly trained to deliver customized GentleLase system treatments to give you the fastest, most successful laser hair removal results.


Looking After Your Skin In Between Your Laser Hair Removal Sessions

Laser hair removal treatment works by targeting the hair follicle and killing it. While this is a safe procedure, it can be a little hard on your skin, making it essential to take proper care of your skin after your treatment.

Here are four simple steps to ensure you get the best and safest results from your laser treatment:

1. Wear Sunscreen

While sunscreen is a good idea for your skin in general, it is an absolute MUST after you have had a laser hair removal session. This is because when exposed to the sun for even short periods of time, recently lasered skin is vulnerable to:

  • Photodamage
  • Darkening
  • Burning
  • Premature aging
  • Pigmentation

Tips for wearing sunscreen

Use a sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15 to cover the treated area. Don’t forget that its efficacy will fade over time, so remember to always re-apply!


2. Avoid Heat Treatments

After your laser hair removal treatment, it is absolutely essential that you avoid heat treatments for a minimum of 24-48 hours. This is because such treatments will open up your pores and increase any feelings of discomfort or irritation.


  • Hot showers
  • Hot baths
  • Saunas
  • Steam rooms

It’s also important to remember to avoid anywhere that involves chlorine or chemicals, such as a swimming pool, for a minimum of 48 hours after your treatment.


3. Avoid Conventional Makeup

After your laser session, the tiny follicles on the face will be sensitive to irritants, so it’s important to limit the amount of products your skin comes into contact with to prevent any possible breakouts or reactions.

For a few days after your laser, AVOID applying normal make-up to your face. However mineral makeup can be used to cover any noticeable redness. Remember to remove this in the evening to allow your skin to fully recover.

Tips for cleansing your skin

  • Use tepid water
  • Use a fragrance-free cleanser
  • Pat the skin dry with a clean towel
  • DO NOT use any harsh scrubs or exfoliators
  • Apply a layer of aloe vera overnight to reduce redness
  • DO NOT shave or use any hair removal creams on the treatment area


4. Get Some Relief

While laser hair removal is a safe and quick procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort, sensitivity or pain in the treatment area for 1-2 days. This is completely normal and there are ways to lessen the discomfort, including:

  • Using an ice pack
  • Applying aloe vera to your skin
  • Purchasing numbing or post-care calming creams

Talk to your skin care specialist first: To protect the health of your skin, it is crucial to discuss any skin care products you intend to use on the area with your specialist.


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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our highly-effective GentleLase Laser Hair Removal System, contact our Kelowna clinic at 250-868-9099 or fill in our online contact form.

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