Why Fall Is the Best Time to Start Laser Hair Removal

By November 9, 2015Hair Removal

When you think of hair removal – whether you’re considering laser hair removal, waxing, or shaving – you probably think about summer. After all, the summer months are when you’ll be showing off the most skin. You don’t worry about removing unwanted hair as much in the fall or winter because you can wear long pants, and you’ll never have to worry about showing off your bikini line on the ski slopes or when you’re out picking pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns at Halloween.

While most women are enjoying a break from waxing, tweezing, and shaving, fall might actually be the perfect time to start thinking about permanent hair removal, and here are a few reasons why…

Don’t Show off Red, Irritated Skin

After you undergo laser hair removal, you can expect your skin to be a bit irritated. The process often feels like being lightly snapped with a rubber band over and over again in the target area, and the physical effects on your skin can be similar, too. A lot of patients experience a feeling like having a sunburn after a laser session, and there can be some minor swelling. In the fall, you can avoid showing off the after effects of treatment on your legs or arms.

The Process Works Best on Paler Skin

Because the procedure can cause some irritation, we generally recommend avoiding a lot of sun exposure in the four weeks leading up to treatments, and we always recommend avoiding all exposure to UV rays in the two weeks after treatment. The beginning of fall is a great time to start, as you’ll already be in a good place to start treatments, and you’ll have several months of cooler weather to comfortably go in for follow-up sessions without any worry of sun exposure afterward.

Lasers Work Better on Lighter Skin

Fall is also a great time to start your laser treatment procedures because your tan will have started to fade. Basically, when you come in for laser hair removal, the laser will be tuned to seek out the color of the hairs in the target area. It’s easier for the laser to “see” the hair follicles that it needs to hit when there’s a higher contrast between the skin and the hair. So, as fall sets in, and your summer tan starts to fade, you’ll have perfect timing for getting the most effect out of your laser sessions.

No Shaving Next Spring and Summer

Finally, think of the first warm days next spring or the first pool day next summer. You won’t have to do a lot of preparation, waxing, or shaving because you’ll have had all of your laser hair removal sessions done months before. You’ll be free of all of your unwanted hair, and you won’t have to do anything but throw on your favorite sundress or bikini. Getting laser hair removal this fall could mean a lifetime of never worrying about getting rid of unwanted hair again.

Are you ready to discuss your laser hair removal options? It usually takes between two and seven sessions to completely remove the hair in any target area, so you’ll want to get started now if you want to avoid shaving, plucking, or waxing next summer. Call us at Juvia Med Spa today at 817-427-3700 for a free consultation and to find out if laser hair removal is right for you.