Ah spring! A time of year that’s beautiful on its own, but also leads to dreams and thoughts of the coming summer. The sun, the heat, and the longer days are perfect for relaxing and playing. When the temperature goes up, we love to spend time outside in t-shirts, shorts, sundresses, and bathing suits. This is also the time of year when body hair is the most visible. During the winter, everything is covered up and hidden, but as it gets warmer, you may want to consider getting laser hair removal and avoid the hassle of shaving every day. It’s always a better idea to get hair removal before the summer so that you are prepared to have the confidence to wear whatever you want. Here is a quick guide to laser hair removal so you can understand the process.
Laser Hair Removal: The Basics
Laser hair removal is just as the name would suggest: it involves removing body hair using a laser. It is pain-free, and you can go right back to your regular activities immediately after your treatment. The laser works by targeting the very root of your hair follicle. That’s where the pigment melanin is, and the hair will be completely eliminated in that spot. It may also hinder growth in the area, but not permanently or completely. Hair grows on a 28-day cycle. This means that new hair follicles become active every 28 days. While you will notice a difference after your first treatment, best results happen with 6 treatments – one every 4 weeks.
Is Laser Hair Removal For You?
The laser goes after the pigment of your hair. This means that if you have darker hair but lighter skin, you can see amazing results with laser hair removal. However, if you have darker skin, then the laser tends to not be as effective. When your skin is darker, it means that there is a higher concentration of melanin at the surface of the skin. For people with darker skin tones, the technician will use a lighter setting and effective results may require more than 6 treatments. In all cases, an annual touch-up treatment is advised to control any new hair growth caused by hormonal shifts or new hair follicle development.
Light hair can also be an issue. In fact, many hair removal professionals do not consider people with blonde hair to be good candidates. Consult with the clinic to see if it will work for you.
When is the Best Time to Get Laser Hair Removal?
It’s always best to get laser hair removal before the area being treated has consistent sun exposure. This is because the treatment can lead to sensitivity that will be irritated by exposure to the sun. It also works best on skin that has not been tanned or otherwise exposed or colored by sun. Most professionals recommend keeping your skin covered from the sun or protected by sunscreen for the three weeks leading up to your first treatment of the year.
Time is running short! If you want to look your best and have the confidence to wear whatever you want, then contact us today. We will offer you a free consultation to see how our state of the art Soprano ICE medical laser can help you. Get in touch today for more information.