Maximize the laser hair removal experience with these tips from your Newport Beach dermatologist

The task of removing unwanted hair has always been ongoing. Both men and women have new hope for the permanent reduction of hair in the development of laser technology for this very purpose. Laser hair removal can give you the smooth, silky skin you desire. With just a few simple steps, the effects of laser hair removal in our Newport Beach dermatology practice can be maximized.

Various types of lasers are used by different practitioners. Dr. Arta Farshidi has carefully chosen the equipment with which she treats her patients. However, every patient responds differently to hair removal, just as we all respond differently to medications and other products and services. For many, laser hair removal is a convenient, effective treatment that produces little to no side effects.

One of the most common sensations experienced after laser hair removal is redness and the feeling of sunburn. Although only temporary and quite mild, discomfort typically responds very well to cold compresses. Within hours, any swelling, redness, or irritation should vanish with no special treatment.

Our skin can always benefit from moisturizing. This is especially true after laser treatment of any kind. Treating the skin well after laser hair removal feels great, but it should be done with special consideration to the type of moisturizer used. Many of the wonderfully scented products we love to use contain alcohol, which can be drying. An alternative to over the counter scented lotions and creams could be a prescribed moisturizer or one that has come highly recommended by your dermatologist for sensitive skin.

Shaving is a practice that should only be resumed if approved by your dermatologist. Depending on the area or overall process, allowing the hair to grow between sessions may be the best option for sustained comfort.

One of the most important aspects of skin care in general, and definitely in recovery from laser treatment, is sun protection. Areas of skin treated with laser should be protected from direct sun exposure so irritation does not occur. The effects of laser hair removal, in particular, can be affected by tanning, so this activity should be avoided until the completion of the removal process.

It is possible to experience smooth, hair-free skin without having to pluck, shave, or wax regularly. Contact the Newport Beach office of Dr. Farshidi for your hair removal consultation.


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