As the summer rapidly approaches, everyone is looking to get beach body ready. As a result, laser hair removal becomes a very popular part of people’s beauty regime. Many worry however, if it’s safe to get laser hair removal treatments during the summer due to more intense sun exposure. The general answer is yes, it’s completely safe to get laser hair removal during the hot months if you follow some general guidelines.
Inkfree, MD’s advanced laser technology uses precise wavelengths that target the pigment in the hair follicle while avoiding damage to the surrounding skin. When most people are tan in the summer, the laser is able to selectively target just the melanin pigments while avoiding the skin. That being said, you should NEVER receive laser hair removal treatments if you’ve been out in the sun 72 hours prior, or you risk burning or scarring the skin. As a general rule, it is always good to avoid sun exposure before your laser treatment and to apply sunscreen daily. Because we are physician owned and operated, our patient’s safety is our top concern.
If you have any additional questions regarding this subject, please give us a call at 832-478-5669 for a complimentary consultation.