Laser hair removal is a treatment that can save you a lot of time and provide superior results. Say goodbye to irritation, ingrown hairs, and strawberry skin.
However, the treatment only works if the laser catches the hair follicles in the growth stage, and not all hairs are in the growth stage at the same time, so you may need to repeat the treatment several times.
Below, we asked Dr. Pompeyo Chavez, our expert at Soulage Wellness & Aesthetic Center in Bastrop, Texas, to explain why it’s best to start laser hair removal in the autumn as opposed to other seasons.
Get smooth skin by springtime
You’ll probably need up to six sessions spaced a couple of weeks apart to remove all of your hair. Some may need fewer sessions and others may need more sessions. If you start now, however, you’ll most likely be done by the time it gets warmer outside.
After the initial treatments, hairs may grow back at a slower rate, but they won’t return to their initial density. You can maintain results by getting a couple of laser treatments twice per year.
Avoid harmful sun exposure
Laser therapy temporarily decreases your skin’s ability to fight UV and UVB radiation. Therefore, if you wish to remove hairs on areas that are exposed to the sun, it’s best to wear sunscreen each time you go outside. Even better, consider covering up the area.
Cover up unpredictable hair growth patterns
Because lasers only remove hairs found in the growth stage, when some hair grows back again in between sessions, it may be patchy, as some areas may respond to the treatment while others don’t.
During the colder seasons, it’s much easier to cover up areas treated with lasers.
Find out if you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal
Dr. Chavez uses the Elite MPX, a laser removal treatment available for all skin types, from light to dark. It has a built-in cooling system, so it causes minimal discomfort.
Good candidates for laser hair removal don’t use any medications that make their skin more sensitive to light, such as antibiotics or Accutane, and they don’t suffer from a chronic autoimmune condition that may impair healing, such as type 1 diabetes.
Most people are good candidates for laser hair removal, and if you’d like to have baby-smooth skin with no effort on your part, contact us to schedule an appointment at our office in Bastrop, Texas.