How To Maintain Laser Results Over Lockdown

Maintaining Your Results During Lockdown
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You may be asking questions about the best way to look after your skin and maintain your laser hair removal results until in-clinic treatments resume.

There are a few ways you can prepare for your next treatment.

Laser works best on healthy, hydrated skin.
It’s less effective on dry, dehydrated skin and your skin may feel more irritated after treatment if it is not properly hydrated.

Dry, dead skin cells can act as a barrier to laser targeting the hairs underneath. There are a few easy steps you can take to ensure your skin is ready to make the most of your next treatment session.

In order to avoid delays resuming your treatments, there are also a number of things to avoid and be aware of:

SUN EXPOSURE 
Remember to protect your skin from the sun every day with a broad spectrum SPF50. If your skin is tanned we will be unable to perform laser treatments until the tan has completely faded. 

PLUCKING / WAXING / EPILATING / HAIR REMOVAL CREAM 
Please avoid using any of these hair removal methods at this time. By removing hair from the follicle you may encourage blood flow to the area which may affect your hair growth cycles. In order for laser treatments to be most effective you may have to wait six weeks to restore natural growth cycles.

TOPICAL SKINCARE 
If you have been using active skincare products such as retinol or salicyclic acid this could cause your skin to rapidly exfoliate. You will not be able to have treatment on any areas where skin has become inflammed or compromised. 

MEDICATION 
If you have started any new medications since your last treatment session please inform us as soon as possible. Certain medications can cause skin photosensitivity and you may have to pause your treatments until your course of medication is completed.

Please contact us if you need any additional help or support maintaining healthy skin, or have questions about resuming your treatments.