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In the Know: The Best Times for Laser Hair Removal

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With some of the most advanced lasers on the market today, Dermacare of Hampton Roads offers laser hair removal year-round. It’s a safe and effective treatment designed to reduce unwanted hair growth. One of its greatest benefits is convenience, but is there a best time for laser hair removal?

Fall and Winter Treatment

It’s no secret that the fall and winter months are a great time to schedule laser hair removal. You may have noticed that providers start advertising laser therapy at the end of summer. There’s a reason for this.

Limited sun exposure before and after treatment is essential. The treated area will be extra sensitive to UV rays and need time to heal. Since beach trips and outdoor activities slow during fall and winter, this makes these months a natural time to start treatment.

Also, most of us tend to wear clothes that cover more of our skin during the fall and winter months. Not only does it help with blocking sunlight, but any redness that may occur after a session is easily hidden.

The Best Year-Round Time for Laser Hair Therapy

If working laser hair removal sessions into your fall and winter schedule just isn’t an option, you can opt for treatment year-round. But there are some tips you’ll need to know for maximizing your results.

Let Your Tan Fade

For the best results, you should let a tan fade before treatment and avoid tanning in between sessions. Fair skin allows the laser to better detect contrast with hair follicles, which helps increase effectiveness.

Pale Skin for The Win

Scheduling treatment when your skin is at its palest will help you achieve the most reduction in hair regrowth in between sessions. It will also help improve the overall results after initial treatments.

A Little Growth Works

You should avoid waxing, tweezing, and threading for about a month before treatment and in between sessions. Shaving is fine, and a day or two of growth at your treatment time is optimal.

Plan to Stay In

Depending on the area you want to treat, planning to stay in and relax may be a good idea. For example, if you opt to treat facial areas during the spring and summer, it will be vital to avoid sunlight after treatment while the area heals.

It’s Up to You

Laser therapy is not for everyone. It tends to work best for treating thick, dark, or coarse hairs on lighter skin. However, Dermacare of Hampton Roads carries multiple lasers that can help reduce hair growth for all skin types at any time of year. The laser hair removal provider you see should be ready to discuss your unique skin and hair combo and educate you regarding possible outcomes.

The best time for laser hair removal is really up to you. Laser therapy is a cosmetic procedure and won’t be covered by insurance. If budget is a concern, remember you’re more likely to find specials and discounts during the fall and winter months.

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