How long does it take to recover from laser hair removal?
In most cases, you may return to work and other daily activities immediately following a laser hair removal treatment. Your surgeon will also give you detailed instructions about your postoperative care after your treatment, including information about:
- Skin care
- Typical symptoms you will experience
- Potential signs of complications
For the best results, it is vital that you follow all the patient care instructions your surgeon provides.
What can I expect during my laser hair removal recovery?
- Immediately after your treatment, you will have smoother skin and a reduction in the number of hairs in the treated area.
- You may notice redness or minor skin irritation after the treatment, but this usually resolves quickly. You should contact your surgeon if your skin redness and irritation persists.
- You may need to use specially formulated skin care products and a prescribed skin care regimen.
- You must apply sunscreen on any treated areas that are exposed.
- You may notice an increase in hair growth in the treated area as dormant hair follicles that were not affected by the earlier laser treatment enter their active growing phase. Most surgeons recommend follow-up treatment intervals of approximately 4 to 8 weeks to remove the newly grown hair.