I am a Caucasian female with a considerable amount of hair above my upper lip. I am planning on getting laser hair removal but I am concerned about the recovery time. How long will it take to completely heal from this procedure? Will the affected area be red and blotchy?
Laser hair removal for the upper lip is excellent; however, the recovery period will be approximately seven to ten days. There will be some pink discoloration in the area for about two to three days. In those who recover very quickly, it is very hard to tell that anything was done after five or six days. There are some individuals, however, who at seven to eight days may still have a little bit of redness in the area. Makeup can be used after four or five days without any concern to the area.