When you think about laser hair removal, you might imagine slipping on a sundress or short shorts and being able to strut confidently in the sun. When the temperatures start dropping, hair removal is probably the furthest thing from your mind. However, Autumn and Winter are great seasons to consider laser hair removal.
Here are some of the benefits of laser hair removal in these colder months:
- Laser hair removal isn’t just a one and then it’s done treatment. At Twin City/Oasis Medical Spa & Wellness, we’ve found that 6 to 10 treatments are the ideal number of treatment sessions needed to attain the level of hair reduction that satisfies most patients. That means that if you want to have smooth, hair-free skin for summertime or an upcoming tropical vacation, it will take a few sessions to get there.
- Following a laser hair removal session, it’s important to avoid sun exposure meaning Fall is a great time to start. Your skin may feel a bit sunburned and may be sensitive in the days following but this is normal. Keep your skin covered but if it does need to be exposed, be sure you’re wearing sunscreen.
- Your summer tan will likely be faded or gone. The laser used in this procedure needs to be able to differentiate between your skin color and the hair color being targeted. Darker hair absorbs laser energy better than lighter hair colors meaning dark hair and pale skin are easier for the laser to detect. For patients with darker skin tones, your procedure will take longer because the laser needs to be turned down to lower power.
- You’ll save a bunch of time and money by not having to deal with buying razors, keeping up with wax appointments, and more. That means you can use that extra money on cute Fall fashion or saving up for holiday gifts for friends and loved ones.
If you have any other questions concerning laser hair removal or if you’d like to schedule a consultation, call our office today at (309) 662-6772.