; Can you go Swimming after Laser Hair Removal

Can you go swimming after Laser Hair Removal

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Summers and body hair just don’t do together. Especially women are concerned about covering their body hair or removing them so they don’t fall prey to body hair shaming or embarrassment. In winters, it is no big deal but summer season requires for hair removal. Mostly, women are seen endeavoring painful hair removal techniques like waxing and tweezing etc. These processes are not much feasible because of being painful and temporary. Body hair grow back in few days with these procedures.

Laser Hair Removal in Dubai

Laser Hair removal in Abu Dhabi & Dubai is a permanent solution to body hair without pain. Laser hair removal is a highly safe process with no long-term side effects. However, there are certain precautions for the laser hair removal too. Since, the demand of laser hair removal increases in summertime, people have often raised concern that if they can go swimming after the laser hair removal.

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Our answer to this concern is no, one cannot immediately Go for swimming after laser hair removal. The skin becomes sensitive after laser hair removal because the laser burns the deep roots of hair inside the skin. So you must refrain to expose your skin to any harsh environment. Avoid sun exposure as much as possible. Avoid the contact of skin with chlorinated water of swimming pools, fresh water lakes and sea. Water in swimming pools contains high amount of chemical bacteria’s and algae that can cause irritation to treated skin. You need to protect your skin from any exposure that can cause irritation, itching or infection.


Swimming is not recommended for at least 48 hours after laser hair removal. Although, laser hair removal does not causes any long term affects, but people with sensitive skin may need longer time to recover. You can go for swimming after 48 hours after the skin has completely recovered with precautions. Waterproof sunscreen is a must to apply to the treated areas. Use a sunscreen with Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 50 or above to prevent pigmentation problems.

Common after affects of laser hair removal are; redness, swelling, and mild itching at treated skin areas. These after effects are not for long time. Usually the after effects disappear within 24 to 48 hours after the laser hair removal treatment.

Safety measures after the laser hair removal

  • Avoid sun exposure as much as possible
  • Apply sunscreen often to avoid pigmentation problems
  • Do not exfoliate treated areas for 5 to 7 days at least
  • Use waterproof sunscreen, if you swim in open air water body
  • Avoid heat treatment like hot showers, steam rooms and sauna
  • Avoid all types of tanning, sun tanning, tanning beds and use of tanning lotions

For more details about Laser hair Removal Dubai, contact Laser Treatment in Abu Dhabi & Dubai and let our experts guide you. You can also book a free online consultation by filling the consultation form.

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