The Truth About Laser Hair Removal & Your Tan

Laser hair removal gets rid of unwanted hair permananently. 

SMooth Solutions Medspa provides the latest, cutting-edge hair reduction procedures near Naperville and the greater Chicago area. We educate our clients so they can make informed decisions regarding their skincare. Try a virtual consultation, or contact us directly and let’s discuss the best treatment avenues for your concerns and goals. 

We’ve all heard the warnings about laser hair removal and tanning:

“It’s not safe.” 

“Don’t do it!” 

“That’s a total no.” 

But are the warnings accurate? Let’s find out.

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How laser hair removal works

The laser hair removal process, called photothermolysis, consists of carefully timed pulses of laser energy. This pulse passes through the skin and is absorbed and converted to heat energy at the hair follicle. The heat destroys the follicle’s growth center, preventing new hair growth. 

Unlike shaving, waxing, or other hair removal options, laser hair removal at SMooth Solutions eliminates hair at the source, permanently, rather than just cutting or removing the existing hair. 

Can I do laser hair removal in summer? Find out.

Skin tone and laser hair removal

SMooth Solutions only utilizes medical-grade lasers. Other subpar technologies that advertise permanent hair removal aren’t as effective. Worse, these sub-par lasers are sometimes technically manipulated into appearing to be as strong as a “medical grade” laser. 

A laser for hair removal will operate at either a 755nm wavelength (Alexandrite fluence) or 1064nm (YAG fluence) to treat a myriad of skin tones for permanent hair reduction and other vascular lesions and skin pigmentations. 

The conventional Alexandrite is optimal for skin types I-III and the YAG, skin types IV-VI. Traditional, aser devices only come equipped with one or the other of the two wavelengths, allowing practitioners to treat only certain skin types. SMooth Solutions only uses a dual platform so we can treat all skin types safely, effectively, and permanently. 

Summer-tanned skin needs summer skin care- including these recommended facials

The final truth about laser hair removal and tanning

Yes, you can have tanned skin and still get laser hair removal! But, you’ll want to pay attention to the guidelines of aftercare for your laser hair removal treatment, to protect your skin and improve your results. Contact SMooth Solutions Medspa to discuss your hair removal goals and how best to achieve them. 

Feel confident, feel beautiful at SMooth Solutions Medspa. 

Let SMooth Solutions Medspa help you discover which hair removal treatment works best for you. We specialize in laser and electrolysis procedures. Book your appointment or contact us to find out what works best for your needs.

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