Can I shower after laser hair removal?

After laser hair removal, it is recommended that you refrain from showering for at least 24 hours.

It's possible that you'll have to wait up to two days after treatment, especially if you have more sensitive skin.

However, if you can't wait that long, you should be alright if you wait a full day.


Because of the topical skin damage induced by laser hair removal, it is recommended that you wait.

Although these lasers aren't powerful enough to pierce the skin's surface, they are capable of harming hair follicles.

The surrounding skin may become inflamed as a result of this procedure. Remember how uncomfortable it is to shower after a terrible sunburn?

If you tried to shower shortly after laser hair removal, that's what you'd feel.


To avoid skin discomfort after a laser hair removal treatment, avoid hot baths and showers for 48 hours.

Exfoliating should be avoided for at least 10 days after your treatment. Exfoliation can cause not only significant skin irritation but also clogged pores.

Similarly, it's a good idea to stay away from harsh chemicals like bleach or perfumed items for a few days.


Avoid all sorts of heat for the first 48 hours after your appointment. Exercising, saunas, steam rooms, and hot showers or baths might cause discoloration or infection.

For the first week after your treatment, take lukewarm baths. After your treatment, don't use perfumes or deodorants for at least 48 hours.


All in all, after laser hair removal, you can shower, but as previously stated, avoid exfoliating.

Scrubbing too hard or using chemical or perfume-laden soaps might be damaging.

Showering after laser hair removal can be done safely if the treated area is adequately cared for.

 This article was written by practitioner and skincare specialist Faiy.


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