Summer laser hair removal
With summer just around the corner, it’s time to trade in your wooly sweaters for swimsuits. But as you dig out your favorite summer attire, you might find yourself dreading the constant battle with the razor. You’re in luck if you haven’t yet started your fuzz-free journey— you can still get laser hair removal during the summer months. Here’s everything you need to know.
How does laser hair removal work?
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of what to consider when getting laser hair removal in the summer, let’s have a quick hair-raising (or, should we say, hair-removing?) science class. Laser hair removal is a magical process that makes your hair-removal dreams come true, but how does it work?
The procedure uses laser technology to send gentle pulses of energy down the hair shaft and into the hair follicle. This energy heats the follicle, damaging it, which hinders hair growth in the future. After a series of treatments, laser hair removal results in hair reduction of up to 80%.
Sun protection is your new BFF
Remember when your mom nagged you to slather on sunscreen before you headed out to the beach? Well, as it turns out, mom’s advice is gold when it comes to laser hair removal. Sun protection before and after the treatment is crucial because your skin may be more sensitive and susceptible to sun damage during this period.
Direct sunlight or a tanning bed can darken your skin compared to your baseline color, making the laser treatment less effective. Not to mention, it can increase your chances of developing temporary or even permanent skin discoloration after the procedure. However, laser hair removal can effectively and safely treat almost all skin tones.
Tips to enjoy a hair-free summer
Now that we’ve established the importance of sun protection, here are a few tips from LaserAway to help you sail through the summer sans unwanted hair, with minimal disruption to your sun-worshiping ways.
- Avoid direct sun exposure: With your skin being more sensitive due to the laser treatment, you’ll want to play a little hard-to-get with the sun. Aim to avoid direct sun exposure as much as possible. A wide-brimmed hat, long sleeves, and pants may be your go-to fashion staples two weeks before and a minimum of three days after your treatment.
- Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen: Did we mention sunscreen? This should be your faithful sidekick in your laser hair removal journey. Apply broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher, like LaserAway Beauty BFF SPF 30+ Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Face & Body, on your treated areas whenever you’re outside, even on a cloudy day! Also, remember to reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
- Resist the temptation to tan: Tan lines may seem like a badge of honor for a summer well-spent, but tanning during laser hair removal treatment is a big no-no. Whether it’s natural sunlight or a tanning bed, tanning can lead to skin damage and complications with the treatment.
- Hit pause on the pool party: Speaking of summer activities, you’ll have to avoid swimming for a minimum of three days post-treatment.
Bottom line: laser hair removal in the summer is safe and effective
Embracing laser hair removal this summer doesn’t mean you need to give up on the sun entirely. It just means a few extra steps and precautions in your skincare routine. Want to learn more about laser hair removal? Check out LaserAway, the nation’s leading aesthetic dermatological provider. With laser hair removal, you’ll be able to enjoy a hair-free summer and keep your skin healthy and beautiful! So, are you ready to take the leap into a smooth, carefree summer?