When to do laser hair removal? Why End of Summer is the Best
Dr. Maria Bonilla
Tired of shaving every day to maintain that smooth, sleek look in your “barely there” summer clothing? Men and women who want a more permanent solution for unwanted hair on their bodies may opt to have laser hair removal. It takes multiple treatments to eradicate all hair but once done, the legs, face, arms, and torso are left smooth, and free of the redness and irritation that can occur from shaving. People who are interested in this treatment must take care to consider the best time of year to undergo this treatment.
It’s best to begin laser hair removal at the end of summer, or even into the fall or winter. Laser hair removal requires multiple treatments which are staggered six to ten weeks apart. Once summer has started there is not enough time left to complete treatment before summer is over, but it’s never too early to start preparing for next year.
Color is the key to laser hair removal. The dark hair absorbs the heat energy of the laser, killing it. The greater the contrast between skin color and the hair color the more efficient the treatment. People with tanned skin (either by the sun or artificial) are discouraged from having laser hair removal treatment. Using this treatment on tanned skin requires the power of the laser to be turned down, which may result in more treatment sessions. By having treatments during the fall and winter, the overall number of treatments will likely be less for most fair-skinned people.
Another reason fall and winter are a good time for laser hair removal, after each treatment, the skin is sensitive to sun exposure. A person having laser hair removal needs to wait about one month after completion of treatment to tan. The waiting period prevents skin damage and discoloration from occurring.
Anyone wanting to throw away that razor forever should consider laser hair removal. A little planning will result in the beautiful smooth skin you desire. Imagine never having to shave again!