Should You Have Laser Hair Removal During Summer Months?

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A recent USA Today article about laser hair removal advises potential patients to consider putting off the procedure until after the summer months. Is this true?

In this article, we’ll share their reasoning and talk about the procedure in-depth.

What does the USA Today article say about having laser hair removal during the summer?

According to the article, it all comes down to pigmentation and the slight risk of darkening or lightening of the skin.  The likelihood of the changes to the pigment can be higher in summer months because people are sometimes less careful with skin exposure.

Also, it’s recommended by many professionals that you avoid direct sunlight for 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after the treatment to avoid potential complications from blistering.

That being said, body areas like the bikini area and armpits are usually not exposed to the sun, so laser hair removal in those areas should be fine regardless of the season.

How is laser hair removal done?

A laser is fixed on the area of the body from which you’d like hair removed. It will penetrate the outer skin and be absorbed by the hair follicle roots, which essentially kills the hair follicle so that further growth is inhibited.

Will it be painful?

Hardly. There may be a little bit of mild discomfort for a second or two while the laser is concentrated on the targeted area but it won’t last long. In fact, the laser can treat many hairs at the same time, and each pulse from it takes only a fraction of a second.

How many treatments will I need?

Because it’s unsafe to remove all unwanted hair in a particular area, you may need 3-5 total treatments before the area is completely hair-free.

Learn More About Laser Hair Removal By Calling Sadrian Plastic Surgery, Laser And Skin Care Institute of San Diego

If you have areas of your body that have unwanted hair growth, laser hair removal may be just what you’re looking for.

Get in touch with us here at Sadrian Plastic Surgery, Laser and Skin Care Institute in San Diego to talk more about it.

Our number is 858-457-1111 or you can reach us online.

 

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