Should You Avoid Exercise After Laser Hair Removal?

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Before starting a series of laser hair removal treatments, patients should know a few things, like avoiding sun exposure or waxing beforehand. But, what happens if you exercise after laser hair removal? Proper skin aftercare and following a list of what to do and not to do after laser hair removal sessions are essential for your comfort, including when you can exercise. Board-certified physician Dr. Mukhtar Anees and the dedicated team at Med Spa At Seena One are proud to be leaders in advanced laser services for women and men in the Fort Worth and Burleson, TX areas. Contact one of our team members to schedule an in-person or online consultation today.

What areas of the body can have laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a popular elective procedure for both women and men who want a more long-term solution for unwanted hair. It is a safe and effective way to have smooth and healthier-looking skin while providing long-lasting results compared to more traditional methods, such as shaving, depilatory creams to dissolve hair, or waxing. We will discuss your cosmetic goals and areas of concern for hair removal during a one-on-one consultation at Med Spa at Seena One. This allows us to understand your aesthetic needs and determine the right course of treatment. Laser hair removal is highly effective on various areas of the body, such as:

  • Face
  • Chest
  • Underneath the arms or armpits
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Bikini area
  • Legs

What is recovery like after laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal recovery is relatively straightforward. For a day or two afterward, the treated area will feel and look like it's sunburned. Moisturizers and cool compresses may help. Fort Worth, TX patients can wear makeup the next day unless facial skin is blistering. Blisters are a rare side effect and more likely to occur in patients with darker complexions. Other potential laser hair removal side effects are swelling and redness for the first few hours. Over the next month, the treated hair will fall out. Patients should wear sunscreen to avoid sunburns and prevent temporary changes in the color of the treated skin. If you have a skin reaction almost immediately, a steroid cream may be applied to the affected area to reduce any discomfort.

Is exercise after laser hair removal prohibited?

Patients should avoid hot showers and exercise for at least 24 hours. During sessions, heat is applied to the treated area, resulting in swelling and redness around the hair follicles. While these are temporary laser hair removal side effects, it is essential to avoid any activity that could cause your skin to sweat or heat up, as hair follicles are extremely sensitive for 12 – 48 hours afterward. Body sweat also contains bacteria, which will aggravate sensitive hair follicles, resulting in a rash or possible skin infection. Patients should avoid exercise until temporary laser hair removal side effects have dissipated for best results and optimum comfort.

Are you looking for laser hair removal in Fort Worth, TX?

Med Spa At Seena One is a leader in laser hair removal services and proudly offers the advanced Lumenis® LightSheer™ laser technology, which is efficient, faster, and effective for all skin types. Fort Worth and Burleson, TX patients should generally plan for at least 3 – 5 treatments over 3 – 4 weeks for optimal results. Sessions are spread out to allow the treated areas time to heal and dormant hair follicles to reach the active growth phase. During this process, exfoliating the skin, once redness and swelling have dissipated, can help treated hairs shed faster, leaving skin feeling smoother. If you are ready to learn more about laser hair removal, schedule an in-person or virtual consultation with Dr. Mukhtar Anees today.

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