Common Questions About Summertime Laser Hair Removal: Answered
Summer is here — and many patients may be wondering if laser hair treatment is the key to keeping their appearance smooth and sleek all season long. Keep reading to learn more about these treatments for our experts at UniQLaser Center.
Is It True That Laser Hair Removal Doesn’t Work on Tanned Skin?
No — while it’s true that having tanned skin can make it harder for lasers to target darker-pigment hairs on your skin, this doesn’t mean that you cannot have a treatment done while you’re tan. However, laser hair removal does work best when there is a significant contrast between your skin tone and hair follicle color. So, if you’re interested in laser hair removal, you may want to limit your tanning sessions beforehand!
Is There a Recovery Time?
Laser hair removal is a quick and safe procedure. However, laser hair removal does open your pores to extract the hairs, leaving your skin more sensitive than usual.
This means that you’ll want to avoid going to the beach, pool, or gym within two days following your treatment. Also, try not to exfoliate your skin for about five days after your laser hair removal.
Which Areas Are the Best to Treat During Summer?
There are a few areas that our specialists at UniQLaser Center recommend for summertime laser hair removal — your bikini and underarm areas. These are two areas that are not consistently in direct sunlight and will have time to recover after your treatment. However, we can complete laser hair removal on your arms, legs, bikini line, and other areas of your body.
Does The Treatment Last All Summer?
There’s no standard in how long laser hair treatments will last for each patient. Different skin and hair types will grow back at different rates and experience different results.
However, for most people, the hair in the treated area will be shed within two weeks and will regrow in about four weeks. This means that you can expect to have your treatment last for about a month and a half before needing a new appointment.