How to Avoid Irritation with Brazilian Laser Hair Removal

Posted on 07 July 2023

Brazilian laser hair removal Toronto

Most hair removal processes result in some sort of discomfort after treatment. While traditional hair removal techniques like waxing and shaving are more likely to result in severe irritation, razor burn, and ingrown hairs, laser hair removal in Toronto can result in irritation in more sensitive areas of the body. When conducted by professionals using leading laser hair removal machines, you can enhance your experience for the most comfortable facial, underarm, and Brazilian laser hair removal in Toronto.

Learn how to minimize irritation with laser hair removal in Toronto below.

Pre-Appointment Care

Preparing for your laser hair removal appointment is crucial, even if it may not initially seem apparent. Taking the necessary steps to get ready will ensure you achieve optimal outcomes from the procedure.

Here are tips to follow:

  • Waxing or plucking: avoid plucking or waxing at least 4 to 6 weeks before your appointment. As laser hair removal targets the root of the hair, it's essential to preserve the follicles for a more effective result.
  • Sun exposure: Stay out of the sun for at least  4 weeks before your appointment for long periods in case of sunburn. Laser hair removal can be hard on the skin, so it should be healthy and robust for the appointment. 
  • Creams: avoid any creams, ointments or fragrances right before the treatment. Though we ask that your skin is clean, these products can cause skin irritation.
  • Bleaching: Take a break from any lightening or bleaching skin products, as that breaks the skin's barrier, making it weaker and prone to irritation. 

Our technicians strongly recommend shaving 24 to 48 hours before your appointment. This decreases the chances of burning the hairs below the skin. Even though the hairs may not be visible, the laser can detect the roots. Between treatments, shaving is the best form of hair removal if you need it. 

Post-Laser Hair Removal Care

Once your treatment is complete, your skin may be irritated temporarily, experiencing redness, itchiness, and swelling, which should go down within hours or days. 

Here are some steps you can take to achieve optimal healing:

  • Ice: Icing the treated spot right after your appointment can help reduce swelling 
  • Aloe Vera: rubbing aloe vera on the area can help numb any burning sensation and keep the skin moisturized. The natural healing properties will also help to speed up the healing process. 
  • Sunscreen: It is recommended to avoid sunlight and tanning beds for at least 2 weeks after your appointment. However, if you choose to head out to the beach when fresh out of your laser hair removal appointment, apply sunscreen of at least 50 SPF.
  • Minimize excessive heat: Avoid extreme heat like saunas and extended periods in the sun, as sweating can irritate your skin. 
  • Wear loose clothing: Try to wear loose clothing or breathable fabrics up to three days after your appointment. Tight clothes can cause friction and irritate the treated skin. Wait for the skin to be less tender before wearing skin-tight clothing. 

Streamline Laser Hair Removal Toronto

Here at Toronto Laser Hair Removal, we specialize in laser hair removal wherever needed. Our licensed professionals provide guidance and excellent customer service so you can leave our clinic with the results you want. Browse our website for more information on our laser hair removal services and laser hair removal costs.

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