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What is Post Laser Hair Removal Shedding, and What to Expect From It?

Jul 15, 2023

What is Post Laser Hair Removal Shedding, and What to Expect From It?

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What is Post Laser Hair Removal Shedding?

How to Accelerate Shedding After Laser Hair Removal?

Are you tired of using traditional methods for unwanted growth but no results? 

Looking for a permanent solution?

Unwanted hair growth can be a source of frustration and self-consciousness for many people. For years, people have tried various methods, from shaving to waxing to plucking, to get rid of unwanted hair. However, these methods often lead to temporary results and can cause skin irritation and ingrown hairs. That’s why many have turned to laser hair removal as a more permanent option.

While laser hair removal is a highly effective solution, it can also come with some unexpected side effects, including post laser hair removal shedding. Let’s understand what is post laser hair removal shedding and what to expect from it.

What is Post Laser Hair Removal Shedding?

What is Post Laser Hair Removal Shedding?

Shedding is a natural process that occurs after laser hair removal treatment. It happens because the laser used in the treatment targets the hair follicles, damaging them with light energy. As a result, the hair follicles start to die, and the hair attached to them gradually falls out.

When you shave or wax, your hair is removed, but hair follicles remain intact, resulting in rapid hair regrowth. On the other hand, laser hair removal works by damaging the hair follicles. This damage is cumulative, and with each subsequent laser hair removal treatment, the hair follicles become increasingly damaged until they are eventually destroyed, and hair can no longer grow back.

With laser hair removal, the hair strands are not affected, only the follicles, which are progressively destroyed with each treatment until they can no longer sustain hair growth, leading to its shedding.

Post-laser hair removal shedding typically occurs 1 to 3 weeks after the laser hair removal treatment, and it may last for a few days. During this time, the treated area may look like it has blackheads, resulting from the dead hair follicles being pushed to the skin’s surface. This can be alarming, but it is a natural part of the skin’s healing process, indicating that the treatment is working as intended.

How to Accelerate Shedding After Laser Hair Removal?

How to Accelerate Shedding After Laser Hair Removal?

Gentle exfoliation is the best way to accelerate shedding after laser hair removal. But you need to be very careful while exfoliating to avoid damage or irritation to your skin. Use a gentle exfoliating scrub or tool, and use it only a couple of times per week to avoid over-exfoliating.

Exfoliating in the shower can be a convenient and comfortable way to incorporate this step into your routine. However, it’s important to avoid hot water, as it can further dry your skin and potentially irritate it. Avoid excessive sun exposure as well.

Following the dermatologist’s instructions for rapid shedding and recovery after laser hair removal is always better.


Post-laser hair removal shedding is a natural and expected process that indicates the treatment is working. While shedding can be inconvenient, you can take steps to help the process along, such as gently exfoliating your skin a couple of times a week. 

At Clear Skin Clinics in Pune, our experienced dermatologists use advanced laser technology to safely and effectively remove unwanted hair growth, providing long-lasting results. If you are considering laser hair removal or have any questions about shedding or aftercare, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us at Clear Skin Clinics in Pune.

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.


Dr Dhanraj Chavan

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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