10 Care Tips For The Burns From Laser Hair Removal

Burns are one of the most common risks of laser hair removal and are usually the result of a improper use of the laser equipment. Follow the tips are needed when you are suffering from burns:

1. Cool The Skin As Quickly As Possible

Use an ice pack to cool the burn and apply it on for 15 minutes, off for 15 minutes. You can continue the process for one to two hours. It worth noting that, do not apply ice directly to the skin.

2. Aloe Vera Gels Reduce The Burning Sensation

Freeze a bottle of aloe vera gels that is free from dyes and perfume for 20 minutes and then apply it to the burned area. It can reduce the burning sensation and also helps hydrate your skin.

3. Milk Can Relieve Pain

Take some of milk and pour it on the burn skin. You can also dip a cotton ball in milk and press it on the affected area for a few minutes. Milks have naturally soothing properties which relieve pain.

10 Care Tips For The Burns From Laser Hair Reduction

4. Apply A Topical Hydrocortisone Cream Or Antibiotic Cream

Over the burned area you can spread a thin layer of Hydrocortisone and/or antibiotic cream. Hydrocortisone cream is suit to irritated skin and can reduce swelling. Antibiotic cream can hasten the healing process. However, do not apply an occlusive ointments such as Aquaphor or Vasaline, unless instructed by your LHR technician, as it can trap in the heat.

5. Drink More Water

Burned skin sometime makes dehydration so you have to drink lots of water. To hydrate from inside is important, you need at least 64 ounces of water daily. Add vitamin E supplements to your diet.

6. Use Moisturizers

To make your skin smooth and soft again, apply coco butter, aloe vera or a gentle moisturizer.

7. Do Not Open Or Pop Blisters

Opening the blisters will make the area more vulnerable to infection. Use mild soap in cleaning the burn area. Pat it dry with a soft towel. Do not rub the affected area. It may be recommended to loosely wrap the area in gauze.

8. Do Not Shave, Pluck Hair From The Area.

Plucking and shaving can irritate burned skin. Wait till your skin heals.

9. Keep Out From The Sun

When you have laser burn your skin is incredibly suspectible to sun damage. Even a small amount of sun exposure can cause inflammation. So that it will prevent the heal and generate a layer of fresh new cells of the skin. Cover the burn area with protective clothes or an SPF of 30 or higher sunscreen if you absolutely have to go outside.

10. See Dermatologist If Burn Does Not Heal.

The burn may be infected if it is not healing properly.

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