Optimize Your Laser Hair Removal Results
You have done your research, saved your pennies, and now are finally ready to get that mustache removed once and for all but WAIT… Is it really the right time for you to invest in the procedure? Read more to find out.
When is the best time to start your laser hair removal treatments?
The ideal time to book your appointments is Fall/Winter. I know the summer months are the time to be hair-free but getting laser hair removal during the sweatier seasons is not only going to make the process far worse than it needs to be but might even cause further irritation.
Now, this doesn’t only include those of you who *ahem ahem* use tanning beds which *ahem ahem* you shouldn’t but this also includes avid spray tan users and yes, even those who like to “catch a few rays” in the morning.
All kinds of tanning should strictly be prohibited during Laser Hair Reoval Treatment.
My pick for choosing the colder months directly coincides with this reason exactly and more. Not only are you less likely to get sun exposure because- well, there isn’t any sun, to begin with, but your skin will generally be protected more from UV rays.
This doesn’t mean that sun protection shouldn’t be a priority during winter months, instead focus on moisturizing AND protection, at the same time.
All laser treatments require you to stay out of the sun for 2-4 weeks before and after your session, anyway.
Sun Exposure & Laser Hair Removal
So save yourself the pain of being cooped up while your friends are out at your crushes pool party!
Sun exposure can ruin the process of laser treatments, so even though you may feel perfectly normal, you may not end up seeing the groundbreaking results you hoped for. Exposure after a laser treatment will not only slow down the process, but you may end up looking worse.
Not to get too technical here, but during your procedure, the laser is designed to specifically focus on pigmented areas, like hair… or sun spots! So, if you are already tanned, the laser might focus on unnecessary spots surrounding the treatment area and may miss part of the region you are looking to treat, resulting in you having to redo the procedure all over again and wasting your $$$.
Limit the risk of Laser Hair Removal
It doesn’t stop there and can lead to unnecessary skin pigmentation, irritation, or laser burns.
The best skin preparation to do before the laser is to ensure your skin is in its natural state, without any added products or pigment to see the best results.
Which, naturally, can only be achieved when you are not vying to go to the beach every day.
When it comes to skin resurfacing for texture and wrinkles, the laser is causing new healthier cells to grow, and exposure to UV rays can end up causing extra damage to the treated area, therefore damaging instead of repairing.
The goal of improved smoother skin or hair removal becomes much easier during the winter time when people are more inclined to stay inside or cover themselves with coats, hats, scarfs, and mittens.
Your skin is better protected from direct sun exposure with more time spent indoors. This means you can take advantage of this season and turn it into the ideal time to start and complete many of our laser treatments to look younger and hair free for when you’re ready to return to the beautiful outdoors!! -covered in SPF of course!
Laser Hair Removal Treatment Schedule
Typically, Laser hair removal requires 4-8 sessions, done 2-8 weeks apart depending on the region of the body being treated. Veins and pigment may require 1-3 sessions 4-8 weeks apart. Resolve skin resurfacing requires 3 treatments for the best results and are done 1 month apart. One of the main advantages of starting your treatments during the winter is you’ll be all ready for next spring or summer, whether it be hair removal, skin resurfacing, sun spots, or vascular lesions.