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Ask the doctor: Laser Hair Removal

Article-Ask the doctor: Laser Hair Removal

Q: Is there any problem with having laser hair removal in the summertime?

a: Laser hair removal isn't usually recommended during the summer unless you are practicing sun avoidance in the area to be treated. While there are lasers that can be used on darker skin types, the procedure is more painful if you have been tanning, and the risk of burning goes up with more sun exposure. Always let the laser doctor know if you have been in the sun prior to laser hair removal — and try to avoid sun exposure before the procedure, if possible.

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