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Why There's No Better Time to Start Laser Hair Removal Than Right Now

Why There's No Better Time to Start Laser Hair Removal Than Right Now

Tired of worrying about unwanted hair? If so, there’s no better time to embrace laser hair removal than right now.  

The expert team at Best Impression Med Spa in Blue Bell and Norristown, Pennsylvania, has helped countless clients get rid of undesirable facial or body hair long term. Why not you? 

If you’re done plucking, waxing, and shaving, laser hair removal is for you. And winter is the ideal time to start treatment. Here’s why:

Sun exposure is minimal in winter

During winter, you’re unlikely to get tan. This is key because laser hair removal should not be performed on sunburned or tanned skin. It isn’t even recommended for skin that’s slightly tan.

When laser hair removal is performed on skin darker than its natural shade, it increases the possibility of inaccurate laser settings, which can damage your skin. Also, sensitivity increases temporarily in skin following laser treatment, so you’ll need to avoid exposing treated skin to sunlight for a few weeks post-treatment.  

Laser hair removal prep is less hassle in winter

Laser hair removal targets active-growth hair follicles, but it can only target those follicles if there’s some amount of hair in the follicle itself. This means that the treatment doesn’t work on areas that have been waxed, plucked, or cleared with depilatory cream, as these removal methods pull hair out at the root, leaving nothing behind for the laser to focus on.

To prepare for your laser hair removal treatments, you’ll need to shave one or two days before your appointment. Your remaining growth needs to be close enough to the skin’s surface so that all of the laser’s energy is directed down the short stubble and into the follicle.  

Summer wardrobes mean a stricter hair removal practice; it’s more challenging to avoid waxing or shaving while sporting shorts or a swimsuit. But during winter, you can easily keep those stubbly areas covered up.  

Treatment takes a few months to complete

Laser hair removal typically takes several months to complete. Start now, and you’ll be finished, hair-free, and swimsuit-ready in time for summer.

Laser hair removal treatment takes a few months to complete because hair grows in cycles. Of the three phases of growth your hair goes through — anagen, catagen, and telogen — anagen is the only active-growth phase.

To ensure most of the hair in the treatment area is removed requires several laser hair removal sessions scheduled six weeks apart.

Results vary, but most clients enjoy long-lasting results. If hair grows back at all, it’s much thinner and more sparse. 

Plan ahead, and you won’t miss any beach or pool time to laser treatments. Just  contact Best Impression Med Spa by phone or online to schedule a consultation

* Individual results may vary

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