When is the best time to start Laser Hair Removal?

“What is the best time of year to start laser hair removal treatments?” We get this question all the time! Many people have heard that they need to completely stay out of the sun during their laser hair removal treatments. I mean, we live in the south!! How can we possibly do that?!

While yes, you do need to be mindful of the sun before and after your laser hair removal treatment. We want the laser to “see” the color of your hair and not the color of your skin!

Laser hair removal is an ongoing process. Most individuals take 8-9 treatments to see the desired results. And, since you need to wait 4-6 weeks between each session, you have to think ahead before starting your laser removal journey. So if you want the best results, what time of the year should you get laser hair removal?

The Best Time to Start Laser Hair Removal is Fall

The normal timeline for laser hair removal treatment is somewhere from 8-10 months, start to finish. Therefore, if you start laser hair removal sessions in fall, you will be ready to show off your smooth and hairless skin by summertime.

But, being ready in time for beach season is not the only reason you should start your laser hair removal sessions in autumn. It’s actually safest for your skin to start during this season. Here’s why:

Avoid the Sun During Laser Hair Removal

The sun can be very damaging for individuals undergoing laser hair removal. Naturally, as the days shorten and the temperature begins to cool, you will have less exposure to the sun. After laser hair removal, you want to give your skin time to heal, which means following proper post-treatment skin care practices. This includes keeping the skin moist and opting for sunscreen with an SPF of 45 as it protects the skin from 98% of UV rays.

Even if you do not have any more beach days planned, you want to give your tan time to fade away. Laser hair removal works best on light, untanned skin, and dark, unbleached hairs.

Additionally, even a slight tan can put you at risk for burning under the laser. Since laser hair removal involves direct application of heat to the skin, it can be easy to burn if you do not take the right precautions.. Burns can result scabs, blisters, and sometimes permanent scarring. These burns are can be even more unsightly than the hair you are seeking to remove. If you find that your skin has become a bit tanned during the fall, postpone your session until it has time to return to its natural color.

Schedule Your Laser Hair Removal Appointments for This Fall

Fall is the busiest time of year at laser hair removal spas. Get ready for next summer now and book your appointment for laser hair removal at New Life Laser while there’s still availability.

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