Itching after laser hair removal

You may need some antibiotics or anti inflammatories like topical steroids to help the condition. After Laser Hair Removal your skin’s defenses are down and you are more likely to have infections and develop contact dermatitis from anything that you use.

For the first 2 weeks after your procedure you should be using a gentle cleanser and do vinegar washes 3-5 times a day. Vaseline or aquaphor should be applied at all times.  After your skin heals over, you can start using a gentle moisturizer and sunscreen. But you should always test you skin first to see if you get any reactions. If you do you should wait a couple of days to restart the moisturizer and sunscreen. After 3-4 weeks you should then be started on Retin A and hydroquinone.

Here at our office we use the Lumenis One which is the best Intense Pulse Light system in my opinion.  It can be used for hair removal along with other lasers such as nd Yag, diode, and alexandrite lasers.

Dr Young is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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