Will My Skin be Dry After Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

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As the summer season approaches, many people want to get rid of excess hair in the legs, arms, back, face, chest, and bikini area. Shaving and hair removal creams can be time-consuming and often result in irritation or razor burn. Laser hair removal is a safe solution that does not require any downtime.

Many people are interested in laser treatment but may be hesitant because of potential side effects, like dry skin. Beverly Farris and the specialists at AestheticFX Med Spa are proud to use the latest technologies to provide safe and effective laser hair removal in Frisco, TX. Call to see how we can help you achieve virtually hair-free skin with minimal side effects.

How do you perform laser hair removal?

AestheticFX Med Spa uses the Soprano ICE™ Platinum laser to target hair follicles. This technology protects the surrounding skin and results in a more comfortable experience for the patient. Beverly Farris may recommend 3 – 5 laser sessions over 3 – 4 weeks to achieve optimal results and ensure the follicles are destroyed. Appointments are also spaced out, so the affected areas have a chance to recover.

What side effects should I expect from laser hair removal?

Laser treatment is for excess hair in the legs, arms, back, face, chest, and bikini area. Patients should expect their skin to be slightly red and swollen almost immediately after treatment. This is normal and will fade within a few hours. Some people experience temporary dryness and itching, but these side effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. Rest assured that serious side effects are rare.

How can I relieve side effects at home?

Patients should follow all post-procedure instructions given by Beverly Farris and the team at AestheticFX Med Spa in Frisco, TX. We can provide a comprehensive list of tips to relieve side effects, like dry skin. Some general tips include:

  • Refrain from sun exposure: Laser treatment can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Avoid direct UV exposure and use plenty of sunscreen when necessary.

  • Apply a cool compress: A cold compress or covered ice pack can reduce swelling. Apply it to the treatment area for 10 – 15 minutes several times a day.

  • Drink plenty of water: Keeping your skin hydrated can relieve dryness and itching. Drink water and try to avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol.

  • Take over-the-counter pain relief: If you experience any discomfort, take ibuprofen or acetaminophen to alleviate the pain.

  • Avoid tight-fitting clothing: Wearing clothing that is too tight can aggravate the skin. Opt for loose-fitting clothes instead.

What about laser hair removal results?

Most people see a noticeable reduction in hair growth after just a few laser sessions. The amount of hair removed varies but results typically last for years. It is important to maintain regular appointments at AestheticFX Med Spa to ensure that all hairs are treated and avoid regrowth. Any follicles that do grow back tend to be thinner and weaker overall.

Remove excess hair without dry skin

Excess hair can be embarrassing and inconvenient. AestheticFX Med Spa uses the latest technologies to provide safe and effective laser hair removal in Frisco, TX. Board-certified acute nurse practitioner Beverly Farris and our skilled team are proud to offer this service and can help you achieve virtually hair-free skin with minimal side effects, like dry skin. Our goal is to provide you with a comfortable experience and optimal results.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.

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