Beware! Sun exposures can negatively affect your LASER hair removal session

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LASER body hair removal has been replacing traditional body hair removal procedure such as waxing for a while.

The reasons are simple and they are – 

  • Compared to traditional body hair removal techniques, LASER hair removal delivers more satisfaction to both males and females.

  • It is less painful compared to waxing.

  • It is more efficient compared to traditional body hair removal techniques as it renders the follicular unit on the target areas of a person’s skin inactive thus keeping the body hair growth rate under check.

LASER hair removal technique – in brief

High-intensity LASER beams are used to zap the hair follicles on the target areas of a person’s skin. The person will feel as if a rubber band is snapping against his or her skin every time the LASER beam hits the surface of the targeted areas.

The LASER beam hits the hair follicle and renders the same inactive which disables the latter and hinders its ability to produce hair strands. The inactivity period of the hair follicles can be between a week to a month. It all depends on the frequency of your follow-up visits to the LASER body hair removal clinic.

Can sun exposure negatively affect your LASER body hair removal session?

Yes, it can.

This is why you would need to make sure that you are – 

  • Applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen on all areas that will be exposed to the sun’s rays whenever you are heading out. You would also need to wear sunscreen even when it is a cloudy day as UV radiation can easily penetrate the clouds and attack your skin.

  • Ensure that the sunscreen you are using can block out both UVB and UVA radiation.

  • You would also need to choose sunscreens that won’t wash away as you sweat as it is the only way you can effectively protect your skin from getting sunburnt.

  • Reapplying your preferred sunscreen after every three to four hours.

  • In case you are planning to head over to the beach then make sure you are always under shade. For the best results, avoid going to the beach as the sand is a pretty strong reflector of the sun’s UV rays.

The aforementioned were some of the steps that you would need to take before you get your LASER body hair removal treatment. The following is one step that you would need to take after you have had your treatment – 

Stop getting your skin exposed to the sun for at least 14 days after you have had the treatment. It is the only way you can increase the rate at which your skin heals. It is also one and the only way you can stop your skin from developing hyperpigmentation issue.


In the end, whatever you do, try to get your LASER hair removal treatment from a revered skin treatment clinic that has been offering its services to its clients for a while. In this way, you can rest assured that you and your skin will be under the care of revered dermatologists and nurses.

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