What to Do the First Few Days After Laser Hair Removal


The first few days after laser hair removal are crucial to keeping your skin clean and protected. It’s normal towards the beginning of the healing process to feel a sensation of warmth to the area, a similar feeling to a sunburn. During the days after laser hair removal, you may experience redness or raised bumps around your hair follicles, this is normal and will usually disappear after 48 hours.

Any side effects will slow down over a few sessions when the area becomes used to laser hair removal treatment. So, what aftercare should you consider after having laser hair removal treatment?

Avoid Sun Exposure

The first way to protect your skin is to avoid any exposure to the sun as it can cause irritation. We recommend that you avoid sunbathing for about two weeks, use as much sun cream as possible (preferably SPF 50) to reduce any contact with UVA and UVB rays.

Hot water can even cause some blistering, so taking cool showers is the most sensible thing to do. It is important that you take time to care for your skin by keeping it as hydrated and moisturised as possible, both before and after the treatment.

Keep Cool & Protect Your Skin

As laser hair removal does not require any complicated aftercare, there is little recovery time, but it’s important to avoid any contact with saunas, swimming pools, and jacuzzis. Even though they are lovely places to relax, your laser-treated skin can react badly to the water, and it may cause burns, irritation, and redness. Unfortunately, gyms are out of the question for the first few days after laser hair removal too. Sweat can get into the pores of your skin, making the skin dirty, sore, and infected.  

No Scratching!

Remember when you got chickenpox? The same rule applies here, the area must be treated gently with no rubbing or scratching as it could scar. It’s also important that you do not shave the skin if it’s swollen or crusting, and make sure you avoid waxing, tweezing, and threading for the whole duration of the laser hair removal treatment too! To make your skin less sensitive, wear loose clothing to prevent any irritation. If you find any kind of aggravation, place an icepack on it to cool down.

Beauty & Makeup Rules

We advise that you avoid the use of beauty products for the first few days after laser hair removal.  The skin around the face can be sensitive, so be gentle and cautious. Only apply makeup if it’s essential! This applies to perfume too; the chemicals can cause a reaction to the area as well. 

Soprano ICE Laser Hair Removal

To keep your skin as safe as possible, we use the Soprano Ice Laser Laser Hair Removal treatment. This is the only system that is clinically proven to be virtually painless. Laser hair removal has been one of the most popular ways to get rid of any unwanted hair for over a decade. During this time laser technology has evolved; the Soprano ICE Laser provides pain-free treatments, quicker results, and easy hair removal for all skin tones and hair colours.

Using cooling technologies, the Soprano ICE laser treatment is proven to be virtually painless, faster, and safer than other laser systems. A course of laser hair removal treatments around 4-6 weeks apart can achieve the perfect results! Just make sure that you are looking after your skin and following all aftercare guidelines.

Visit RUMA Medispa Today!

At Ruma Medispa, our laser hair removal is the best choice of treatment for anyone who wants a permanent solution to removing unwanted hair. With this in mind, our Southampton based salon offers you the latest innovation in laser hair removal technology: the Soprano ICE Laser.

So, are you ready for smooth skin? Visit our salon or contact us today or book your next appointment now! If you have any other questions or concerns, give our laser hair removal experts a call and we’ll be happy to help on 02380 402 702.

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