Laser Hair Removal With an Injury or Abrasion
If you’re a weekend warrior or a regular participant in sports or other physical activities, injuries happen.
Scrapes. Cuts. Sprains. Tears. Unfortunately, all are common. And most will mend and get you back to 100%!
The question is, would any of these injuries prevent you from enjoying subsequent beauty treatments like laser hair removal?
Read on to find out you can perform laser hair removal after an injury or abrasion.
Can I get laser hair removal if I have an injury and have a metal plate or screws?
Yes, you can! These plates and screws are often below the surface of the skin and won’t interfere with the laser.
The laser absorbs the pigment in the hair follicle, damaging the follicle and compromising future growth. As for the skin that surrounds the follicle? It’s healthy, and you will have smooth, hairless skin!
What about knee surgery?
Absolutely! Whether the procedure took place a while back or recently, as long as there is no open wound and the stitches have healed, you’re good to start your hair-free journey!
… it’s important to allow time for the wound to heal.
If you have undergone a recent knee replacement, can you still get laser hair removal?
You bet! It’s the same approach that is taken with metal plates or screws. As long as you’re fully recovered, and no open wounds remain on your skin, you are good to go!
Cuts and scars happen regularly. Can you get laser hair removal with those?
Well, regarding scars, assuming the wound is completely healed, that area would be fine for laser hair removal treatment. The laser won’t hurt the scar or surrounding tissue and will focus only on the pigment in the hair follicle.
As for any cut or abrasion that is not fully healthy, no laser treatment will be done in that area. If the cut is small, the laser can maneuver around it, but if it’s more significant, allow time for the wound to heal.
It’s good to know what you can and can’t do about laser hair removal.
Agreed! Laser hair removal with an injury is a tricky area to navigate. And remember, before any laser touches your skin, talk to your laser hair removal professional and healthcare provider to make sure you’re good for treatment. Take whatever steps are necessary to make sure your hair-free journey is a safe one!