When Is the Best Time to Start Laser Hair Removal?

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When Is The Best Time To Start Laser Hair Removal?

Anyone wanting to throw away that razor forever should consider laser hair removal. A little planning will result in the beautiful smooth skin you desire. Imagine never having to shave again! If you are interested in laser hair removal, you should know that planning can be key to a smooth (pun intended) transition to a longer-lasting solution for removing unwanted hair!


First of all, laser hair removal requires a few sessions, typically taking 6-8 treatments because hair grows in cycles. Sessions usually occur every six weeks, over twelve to eighteen months. That being said, it is best to start laser hair removal in the fall in order to avoid as much sun as possible.


Why should you avoid the sun during laser hair removal treatment?

Usually most people think of laser hair removal in the Spring, when the summer months are approaching, but sun exposure to recently laser-treated skin is something that should be avoided. This is because laser hair removal treatments temporarily make you more sensitive to UV rays. The light that is emitted causes the skin to become more sensitive. If this skin is exposed to the sun, then you are more at risk of skin damage, including hyperpigmentation.


If you are undergoing laser hair removal treatment, you should wait about one month after completion of your treatment to tan. This waiting period will help prevent skin damage and discoloration from occurring.

Also, if you are unable to avoid exposure to the sun, it is imperative that you protect that skin with a sunscreen with at least SPF50. 


So when is the best time to begin laser hair removal treatment?

The best time is typically in the fall, but you can start sooner if you can limit your sun exposure. The less sun exposure you have while undergoing this type of treatment, the less likely you will experience possible side effects.


Starting during the fall will allow you to prepare for next year and have plenty of time to stagger all your sessions. Furthermore, as summer is over and fall starts, your holiday tan will naturally go away, and you will expose yourself to the sun much less. I got it, starting laser hair removal during the fall reduces the occurrence of any side effects significantly.


So what are you waiting for? Now that it’s fall, it’s time to start your laser hair removal treatment!  Contact us now to schedule a consultation or visit Advanced Esthetics.

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