Exfoliating your skin

It’s really important to exfoliate your skin whilst you are having laser hair removal sessions.

Approximately 14 days after your laser session, the hair will start to shed.  This is because the hair follicles have been destroyed and the hair begins to fall out.

One of the best ways to protect your skin is to exfoliate it, plus exfoliating accelerates the shedding process in preparation for your next treatment.

When should I start to exfoliate?

We advise to start exfoliating approximately 14 days after your laser session using the exfoliation mitt we provide.  It is best done in the shower, so use a gentle / mild soap or body wash to help lubricate the skin and exfoliate gently all over the treated areas.

You must wait a minimum of 24 – 48 hours after your laser session before exfoliating.  Remember, your skin may feel a little itch after laser treatments (this is normal) and your skin will be more sensitive, so again, we recommend to start 14 days after your session as this gives plenty of time for your skin to settle and this is when the hair is starting to shed.

How often should I exfoliate?

We recommend to exfoliate your skin just once a week throughout your laser sessions until you have completely finished your treatments.

Most skin experts advise you can exfoliate 2 -3 times a week, but only if your skin can handle it.  However, once a week is enough to help the shedding process and to ensure that you don’t damage your skin.


How to exfoliate safely

Exfoliating removes the dead skin cells from the outer layer of your skin.  After laser treatments your skin will be more sensitive so please follow the advice below:

  • Exfoliate 14 days after your session
  • Exfoliate a minimum of once per week for approximately 30 seconds
  • Do not over exfoliate or rub the skin to vigorously
  • Do not use gritty exfoliating scrubs or aggressive chemical exfoliants
  • Exfoliate in the shower
  • Use a mild soap / body wash
  • Use warm water to exfoliate / rinse your skin – never hot water

After you have exfoliated, apply aloe vera gel to your skin.


Black bumps on the skin

You may notice some black head type bumps on your skin, or little tiny black dots maybe a few days or a week after laser hair removal.

Don’t Panic!  Its just your skin shedding the hair.

Please don’t be tempted to pick or squeeze as this may damage your skin. Just continue to gently exfoliate the skin and eventually these will disappear.


Please remember!

If you self remove hair, you will damage and remove hair follicles which means that the laser treatment will be unsuccessful.

Therefore the ONLY method you can use to remove any unwanted hair is by shaving.

Please do no pluck, wax, epilate or use hair removal creams as this could damage the skin.


We are only a phone call away!

If you follow the advice, you really should have no problems.  However, if you have any queries or concerns, please contact us straight away as you and your skin are very important to us.

We provide permanent hair removal treatments for both men and women, and we treat all skin and hair types.

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