Is Laser Hair Removal Safe During Summer?
Is laser hair removal safe during summer? Doctor Hussien Ghanem has the answer for you
Laser Hair Removal during summer
Laser hair removal is a common procedure that people go through to remove unwanted hair. You might think that the summer months are a great time to get laser hair removal since you’re wearing less clothing and want to look perfect and ready the whole time right? But is it safe for you?
It’s not safe on tanned skin, even if you are using a safe laser like the Mediostar laser hair removal machine, so if you have been exposed to significant sun, it’s better to avoid laser hair removal on sun-exposed or tanned areas because some factors might affect you, like tanned skin which absorbs the laser energy, possibly causing burns.
Laser Hair Removal’s Effectiveness with tanned skin.
Doctor Hussein Ghanem advises his patients to wait at least for 4 weeks after getting a skin tan from the beach. Tanning your skin before a laser session force’s the doctors to be less aggressive laser energy- because your skin color matches the pigment in your skin, leaving you with unsatisfying results.
Are There Any Safe Areas for Laser Hair Removal During Summer?
We advise our patients not to get laser hair removal in areas subjected to the sun such as your face, arms, and legs However, there are some areas that are not subjected to the sun, and therefore, they are not affected by the heat. This makes them safer places to get laser hair removal during summer, although some might still feel irritation due to excessive sweat during summer.
The safest areas to get laser hair removal during summer include the bikini area since you don’t want to irritate your skin with excessive shaving or waxing, and laser hair removal is your best option, underarm so you can dress freely and without worrying about your underarm hair, and the back of your legs. These areas don’t get any sun exposure and so they are least exposed to risk.