When Can I Do Body Scrub After Laser Hair Removal?

Doctor Answers 4

Body Scrub

It is safe to use a body scrub as soon as the redness has subsided.  Usually, this is seen within 2 to 24 hours of the treatment.

Columbus Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Body Scrub after Laser Hair Removal

Body scrubs can be safely used 72hrs post treatment.  This will allow for any irritation to subside and reduce the risk of any adverse reactions.  We recommend our patients to exfoliate 7-10 days post treatment.

David V. Poole, MD
Altamonte Springs Plastic Surgeon
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Laser hair removal and body scrub

Body scrubs can be used very gently the next day if there are no signs of blisters (the latter should be very rare). If they are used too prematurely and abrade loose skin, then there might be an increased risk of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation or erosions could even be created.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Body Scrub after Laser Hair Removal

In our office we recommend waiting a minimum of seventy two hours after your laser hair removal treatment before using a body scrub.

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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