How to Cope With Itchy Skin After Laser Hair Removal?
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How to Cope With Itchy Skin After Laser Hair Removal?

Jul 15, 2023

How to Cope With Itchy Skin After Laser Hair Removal?

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What Causes Itchy Bumps after Laser Hair Removal?

How to Prevent Itchy Skin after Laser Hair Removal?

Unwanted hair growth can be frustrating for many people, especially those who prefer smooth and hair-free skin. Traditional methods like shaving and waxing are time-consuming and often painful. In that scenario, laser removal has emerged as one of the most popular methods for tackling this problem.

Laser hair removal is a quick and effective solution that promises long-lasting results. However, some people may experience itchy skin after laser hair removal, which can be uncomfortable and irritating. While the itching is generally a temporary side effect, it can persist for a few hours or days after the treatment.

Let’s explore what causes itching and bumps after laser hair removal and how to treat it.

What Causes Itchy Bumps after Laser Hair Removal?

What Causes Itchy Bumps after Laser Hair Removal?

Itchy bumps are the most common side effects of laser hair removal. Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in the hair root. This pigment absorbs the laser energy and gets heated up. The heat destroys the hair root, stopping hair growth. This heat can sometimes irritate the skin around the hair and cause small swellings causing itchy bumps after laser hair removal. 

This temporary side effect usually subsides within 2-3 days. If you have sensitive skin, then you are more likely to suffer from itchy skin after laser hair removal. Similarly, sun exposure immediately after treatment can sometimes aggravate the irritation causing itching. 

Other causes for itchy bumps can be:

  • Infection – also called folliculitis, can also cause painful, itchy bumps on the skin after hair removal. They are usually more painful and require medication as treatment. 
  • Ingrown hair – sometimes, incompletely removed hair can grow inside the skin, causing ingrown hair or razor bumps, which can get itchy after treatment.
  • Keratosis pilaris – some people have a condition where they experience rough, itchy bumps on the skin. These bumps are caused due to excess skin growth around the hair follicles and can get aggravated post hair removal. 

How to Prevent Itchy Skin after Laser Hair Removal?

There are several steps to prevent itchy skin after laser hair removal, including:

How to Prevent Itchy Skin after Laser Hair Removal?

  • Avoid sun exposure immediately after treatment. 
  • Apply cold compresses to the treated area after the treatment. This helps reduce inflammation and relieve itching.
  • Keep the treated area clean and free from any irritants. Use gentle, fragrance-free cleansers to wash the area and avoid using any harsh exfoliants, scrubs and loofahs. 
  • Follow your dermatologist’s post-treatment instructions to prevent irritation and itching. Avoid scratching and touching the area. 
  • Wearing tight clothing can irritate the treated area and cause itching. Opt for loose-fitting clothing after your treatment to allow the skin to breathe and heal.

Conclusion!

While itchy skin after laser hair removal is common, and it subsides within a few hours to a few days, following the post-treatment instructions helps to eliminate these side effects and achieve desired results. If you experience severe or persistent itching or other symptoms, consult a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment.

Are you considering laser hair removal treatment? Look no further than Clear Skin Clinics, Pune. Our expert dermatologists use cutting-edge technology to give you the desired results. Book your appointment Today!

For treating your skin condition, feel free to get in touch with one of our best dermatologists in Pune. You can also call on +919584584111 to book an appointment at one of our skin clinics near you.

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About the Author: Dr Dhanraj Chavan

Dr. Dhanraj Chavan is a globally trained, young, and dynamic dermatologist. He is a Consultant Dermatologist and Varicose Vein Specialist at Clear Skin, VeinMD, and HairMD.

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