Laser Hair Removal
Getting laser hair removal in the summer makes a lot of sense. You are going to be showing more skin, which means more hair. Getting hair removed will make your life easier when going out. However, there are important factors to know about laser hair removal and why you should avoid doing it in the summer months.
Avoiding the sun is of the utmost importance when getting any laser treatment. Laser treatments carry the risk of causing pigmentation, and this risk can be raised by being exposed to the sun’s heat. Higher temperatures in the summer mean higher risks when being treated with a laser.
Also, depending on the area you want to get hair removed from, the summer is the worst time to do so. You may want hair removed from your legs for the summer, but the legs are regularly exposed in the summer, which means they are regularly exposed to the sun’s harsh rays. Even if you don’t look like you got a tan, the darker pigmentation of a tan can be buried under the top layer of skin.
The best thing to do in the summer is to get a laser consultation and plan to receive your treatments as you head into the fall months. The summer offers too many inopportune times when sun exposure could spell disaster for your cosmetic treatment. Not to mention that laser hair removal takes time, and multiple sessions will be required to fully remove all the hair. By the time you finish, the summer could be over!
If you want to schedule a laser hair removal consultation, you can contact Western Maryland Dermatology at (301) 777-7900 or visit us online at www.wmderma.com where you can chat with one of our reservation specialists.