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The Best Time for Laser Hair Removal is Now

laser hair removal in valrico flFor some places in the world, winter is a time to cover up and not worry about the hair growing in areas covered with clothing. But we live in Florida, which means it can be 80 degrees one day and 50 the next. We never know when we will have the opportunity to bare our skin, so we must be prepared just like a Girl Scout. And of all the seasons, winter is by far the best time to take care of that unwanted body hair. Why? Read on to learn more. 

Reduced sun exposure

If you are going to invest in laser hair removal, you’ve got to do it right. Laser hair removal is most effective on pale, untanned skin and dark hair, which means you need to reduce sun exposure before being treated. During the winter, you are less likely to be sunbathing at the beach, and instead, you’ll be wearing more clothing that protects your skin from the sun (and cold). Yes, you can get laser hair removal during the summer; however, you may need more treatments than in the winter. 

After treatment, you should avoid direct sunlight for two to four weeks. This can be a lot to ask during the summer, huh? 

Shave it

Laser hair removal is most effective when there is some amount of hair in the follicle. This means no waxing, plucking, or using hair removal cream for four weeks before your appointment. Shaving and trimming your hair is fine, though. 

Treatment duration

Laser hair removal works by removing hair from the follicles during the growth stage. Most patients, therefore, require six to eight different treatments spaced four to eight weeks apart to achieve long-lasting results. The duration between treatments and the number of treatments will vary based on the area being treated, skin tone, hair type, and your desired results. Most patients notice that their hair is finer after the first treatment. 

If you have been considering laser hair removal, now is a perfect time. Take back some of the time you spend removing unwanted hair and call us for an appointment. You’ll be ready for fun in the sun in no time.