In the past, you may have spent your summers tending to unwanted hair with waxing, shaving, or depilatories that provided temporary results and undesirable side effects.
If you’re looking for a better way to achieve smooth, hair-free skin, without irritation, razor burn, and ingrown hairs, laser hair removal is an excellent alternative.
Despite these many benefits, some women and men may be hesitant to undergo treatment at this time of year and ask, “Can I get laser hair removal in the summer?”
Continue reading to learn the dos and don’ts of summertime laser hair removal.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal delivers concentrated beams of light to melanin in hair follicles. As the pigment absorbs light-based energy, it is converted to heat and damages follicles.
Treatments are performed in a series of six-to-eight sessions and should be scheduled six-to-eight weeks apart.
Can I Get Laser Hair Removal in the Summer?
Around this time of year, many people wonder, “Can I get laser hair removal in the summer?”
The answer is yes – as long as you are being treated by a skilled and experienced provider and carefully follow pre- and post-care instructions.
In preparation for laser hair removal in the summer, you should avoid direct sun exposure for two-to-four weeks before and after treatment.
Additionally, certain technologies, like a 1064 nm Nd:Yag laser, are equipped to treat tanned skin.
However, recently tanned skin is a contraindication, and treatment should be postponed for two weeks.
Tips for Laser Hair Removal in the Summer
Sun protection is essential if you decide to have laser hair removal in the summer.
Patients should apply a daily broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least a 30 SPF while undergoing treatment.
It’s also advisable to avoid water-based activities, including swimming or going in the ocean, for 24-48 hours post-procedure.
Finally, you may wish to consider treating areas that are shielded from direct sunlight, such as underarms and bikini line.
Get Started with Laser Hair Removal Today
If you would like to have laser hair removal in the summer, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced providers.