Can you use moisturizer after a treatment of laser hair removal?

I wanted to know whether this would affect or slow down the shedding of the dead hairs or cause any other problems

Doctor Answers 4

Laser hair removal and Elevase creams

After laser hair removal, we have patients use Elevase Moisture Booster to help improve skin quality. Elevase contains opti-ceramides which strengthen the skin moisture barrier. 

Dr. Karamanoukian 
Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Laser Hair and After Care

Laser hair has become the most popular procedure in the United States. Laser hair will not be affected by using moisturizers or gels after the treatments. The only important thing is to not wax in between treatments. The most important thing is to choose a board certified dermatologist with experience in laser hair removal. 

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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User Moisturizer After Laser Hair Removal

Thank you for your question. Absolutely. Moisturizer helps nuture your skin and control the inflammation that ensues after each laser hair removal treatment.

To be sure, see two or more licensed and board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have these treatments.

I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Moisturizer would help skin after laser hair removal

You should use a moisturizer after laser hair removal as it will make the skin feel better, and perhaps, help in reducing the associated swelling and redness that sometimes follows laser hair removal. Our research center recently completed a project for SkinCeuticals and their new body line of skin care, and we found that patients who used this had less redness and better-looking and -feeling skin.

Michael Gold, MD
Nashville Dermatologic Surgeon
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