Undergoing laser treatment for ingrown hair removal and prevention can be a life-changing decision, and it’s completely natural to wonder what to expect afterward. But don’t worry, we’re here to guide you through the process, and provide you with some helpful aftercare tips to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.
Immediate effects: After your laser treatment, you might notice some redness and mild swelling around the treated area. Don’t worry; this is entirely normal and should subside within a few hours to a couple of days. It’s just your skin’s way of responding to the treatment.
Hair shedding: Over the next couple of weeks, you’ll see the treated hairs begin to shed. This is a good sign, as it means the laser treatment is working! Remember to resist the temptation to pluck or wax these hairs; let them fall out naturally.
Multiple sessions: To achieve optimal results, you’ll likely need multiple laser treatment sessions. This is because hair grows in cycles, and the laser can only target hairs in the active growth phase. Your technician will recommend the ideal number of sessions based on your skin and hair type.