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Is laser hair removal safe in the summer?

At the Florida West Coast Skin and Cancer Center, patients of the community of Tampa, FL have access to a selection of services that can aesthetically improve their skin and body. Laser hair removal has become a popular treatment for both men and women struggling with unwanted or thick hair on certain areas of the face or body. With laser hair removal, patients can permanently reduce or remove hair anywhere and eliminate the time and tools needed to constantly wax, pluck, or shave away this hair on a daily or weekly basis.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by permanently destroying the hair follicle to keep it from growing new hair. This is what makes laser hair removal a long-term option for unwanted hair. However, several treatments need to be done to achieve full removal, as the laser light can only treat hair follicles in the active growth phase. Hair grows in a cycle, and this is why numerous treatments are needed and spaced weeks apart for optimum improvement. The laser light used in our treatment devices is safe and cleared by the FDA for cosmetic use, while other lasers are designed for skin resurfacing and rejuvenation.

Is laser hair removal safe during the summer months?

While most patients want to show off their hair-free skin at the beach or pool, it is important for patients to understand the risks associated with having this procedure done in the summer months. Summer is a time when the skin is more exposed to the sun, which can result in pigmentation concerns. This darkening or lightening of the skin is common in patients who have been recently treated with lasers for hair removal, which is why waiting until the fall or winter may be a smarter alternative.

Contact Florida Westcoast Skin and Cancer Center to learn more about laser hair removal

Dr. Michael Scannon and his associates in Tampa, Florida are excited to offer laser hair removal solutions for patients in and around the community. If you are interested in finding out if laser hair removal is right for you, connect with our professionals today by calling (813) 877-4811. We accept new and current patients into our facility for comprehensive care, including aesthetic options such as laser hair removal.

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