Laser hair removal is an effective way to eradicate unwanted body hair on the legs, bikini area, back, chest, underarms, and face. Thanks to advancements in laser technology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery reports that laser hair removal is becoming increasingly popular with every passing year, especially among women between the ages 19 and 36 and men between the ages 18 and 45.
As with any cosmetic procedure, permanent hair removal involves certain risks, and mild side effects are common, though they typically subside within a few days. If you have especially sensitive skin or you are concerned about the effects laser hair removal may have on your face, turn to Radiance Medspa.
Our spa operates under the close supervision of a medical doctor who can answer your questions about body hair removal in Washington, D.C. Call 202-483-0008 to schedule an appointment.
Is It Safe to Get Laser Hair Removal on Your Face?
Laser hair removal is incredibly precise, which makes it a great approach for removing unwanted hair on your chin, sideburns, and upper lip. Since the skin on your face is more sensitive—and more visible—than the skin on the rest of your body, though, it is natural to have concerns about getting the procedure on your face.
According to FOX News Health, laser hair removal uses non-ionizing radiation to target hair follicles. Ionizing radiation is the kind of radiation that researchers have linked to DNA mutations and cancer, but there is no link between non-ionizing radiation and DNA damage.
Additionally, the lasers used during the procedure only emit superficial light energy, which means it remains on the skin and does not pass through the rest of your body. Thus, it is perfectly safe to get laser hair removal anywhere you want.
There are, however, some possible side effects of the procedure, and they may be more noticeable on your face since facial skin tends to be more sensitive. If you are concerned about irritation on your upper lip or chin following laser hair removal, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of redness, tightness, and scarring.
For example, you should avoid excessive sun exposure and tanning of any kind for six weeks leading up to your appointment. Sun exposure and tanning will make your skin more prone to redness and other complications following the procedure.
You can also reduce irritation by staying out of the sun after your session. Your skin will be more sensitive after laser hair removal, so always apply sunblock before going out, and avoid going tanning to protect your skin from redness, scarring, and other complications.
If you are considering body hair removal now that summer is here, turn to Radiance Medspa to find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure. We offer permanent solutions for the coarse and unsightly hair that grows on your face, legs, bikini area, and underarms. Call 202-483-0008 to schedule an appointment for permanent hair removal in Washington, D.C.