The beauty standards that children encounter on TV and the internet can put a lot of pressure on their young minds to look a certain way. It can be tricky to know how to respond. Hair removal is generally safe for teenagers, but there are a few important considerations to keep in mind for their safety and well-being.
Teenagers may have more sensitive skin than adults. Try to choose products that are specifically formulated for sensitive or young skin.
Before using any new hair removal product, do a patch test on a small area of the skin to check for any bad reactions or allergies.
Laser Hair Removal
Although your teen might ask for laser hair removal, this method is typically not recommended for teenagers. There is still limited research on laser hair removal and how it can affect a growing body. But, if this is something you choose to pursue, consult with your dermatologist to find the best available option.
Self-Esteem and Body Image
Lastly, consider the emotional aspects of hair removal. Talk to your teenager about their reasons for wanting to remove hair. Feeling loved and accepted is so important during this vulnerable time.