Waxing and Plucking After Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
- Asked by Alina.Ko in Canada
- 3 years ago
After what time can a person wax, tweeze, pluck or use creams if they used laser hair remover only once or had number of treatment, but do not plan to do any treatment in upcoming year ?
Does the same time apply to clinic and in home treatments machine? Thank you.
Mechanical or chemical hair removal is safe 30 days after laser hair removal
Waxing after laser hair removal
It is safe to use any type of hair removal, waxing plucking etc. any time 5 days or more after the laser treatment. The worry is any redness or irritation directly related to the laser treatment itself. Remember if you plan on having more laser treatments do not pluck or wax for several weeks before the treatment as you want the hair in the follicle to be treated. Shaving or cutting with a scissors is fine.
Waxing after Laser Hair Removal
Typically after your laser hair removal treatment it takes about two weeks for those disable hairs to push through. You can then go back to those other methods since you are not doing any laser hair removal treatments for at least a year. Once you decide to start your laser hair removal treatments again, stop all of those methods at least two weeks prior to your laser.
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Waxing or plucking after Laser Hair Removal
If there is no intention of having anymore laser hair removal treatments, the hair can be plucked or waxed after the treatment. It should not be done immediately after the treatment though since the area treated in typically red and sensitive. Waiting at least a week is probably best to avoid further traumatizing the area.
Waxing or plucking after laser hair removal
By the time hair regrows to above the surface lending itself to be plucked or waxed, enough time in days has passed from the laser hair removal that it should be fine to be plucked or waxed. Waiting a full month is certainly very safe. As you are indicating that you will not be retreating the areas with laser hair removal, then it's OK for you to pluck or wax. If you were to resume laser hair removal, you do not want to wax or pluck the hairs within two weeks of treatment because that will remove the target that the laser needs to absorb the energy.
Laser hair removal and waxing
As long as you do not plan on more laser hair removal treatments, you can use any method of hair removal as soon as you have hair growth. If you plan on another laser treatment, avoid hair removal for 6 weeks prior to your laser treatment. Shaving is permitted.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.