Posted on October 16, 2023 in Laser Hair Removal
As the weather cools down and we start bundling up under cozy blankets, preparing for next summer is probably the last thing on your mind. At the same time, it’s no secret that the perfect beach body requires smooth skin and supple legs, and constant shaving can be a hassle. Luckily, you can prepare your perfect beach legs with minimal effort before spring even starts! Laser hair removal treatments are designed to permanently eliminate unwanted body hair leaving you with smooth legs all the time. In order to reach your hairless goals in time for bikini season, start your laser hair removal treatments this fall.
Your Skin’s Pigmentation is Lowered
During laser treatments, the laser’s energy penetrates beneath the surface layers of the skin to target the darker hair follicles. When your skin is tanned, it contains a higher concentration of melanin than normal. This darkens your skin without darkening the follicle which makes it much harder for the laser to target the follicle, thereby making laser treatment less effective.
For this reason, you’ll want to start laser treatments after the summertime. Otherwise, you’ll need to avoid sun exposure and tanning all summer long. Advancements in technology have led to laser treatment options for darker skin tones, but even under these circumstances, you should still let your skin get to its fairest color for the best results.
You Can Stay Bundled Up Inside
Along with tanning your skin and leading to less effective treatments, excess sun exposure can complicate the recovery period of laser treatment. Body hair does not grow all at the same time, and laser treatments specifically target active growth. Because of this, you’ll need multiple sessions to completely eliminate hair. After each session, the treated skin is healing, and is therefore sensitive to light and other elements—exposure to these elements may delay your next treatment or inhibit its effectiveness.
While UV rays can penetrate through the clouds and cause cellular damage all year round, they are far less intense in the fall, and the colder weather leads to layered clothes (adding an additional layer of sun protection). The colder weather also means you’ll be inside more, meaning the risk of sun exposure significantly decreases.
Sessions Will Finish Just Before Summer
Since laser therapy takes multiple sessions, starting at the beginning of fall gives you ample time to recover and fully finish treatment. Treatments need to be spaced out a few weeks apart, so waiting until winter to begin treatment could mean you still have sessions to complete in the spring or even winter. Instead of missing out on spring break vacations and summer fun, you can plan ahead and start treatments with enough time to fully recover without ever missing all the joys of the warmer seasons.
Why Your Provider Matters
Choosing a trustworthy provider can mean the difference between complications and a smooth journey. As a patient, you should seek providers who are welcoming, listen to your concerns, and who will walk with you every step of the journey. If you’re in Bloomfield Township, MI, and are seeking laser hair removal, look no further than Dr. Ellen Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Ellen Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a passionate practice dedicated to helping you put your best foot forward. Dr. Ellen is an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who uses flawless techniques with each and every patient. If you would like to learn more about our laser hair removal services, schedule a consultation.
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