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When Is Laser Hair Removal Most Effective?

Having to remove unwanted body hair can be one of the most annoying, painful, and time-consuming things. That’s why at Être Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center, we understand the desire for soft, hairless skin, which is why we like to remind our patients that spring is the perfect and most effective time to start laser hair removal.

 

Laser hair removal treatments permanently reduce hair growth and can be performed on various parts of your body, including the face, abdomen, bikini area, back, underarms, legs, and arms. Not only do these treatments eliminate the constant need to shave, pluck, or wax, but they leave you with smooth, soft skin that’s not riddled with painful, itchy razor burn and bumps— just in time for bathing suit season.

 

But why is spring the most effective time to start laser hair removal? Here are just a few reasons.

Laser Hair Removal Treatment Works Best in Spring

During laser hair removal, the laser energy from the device penetrates your skin, focusing on the hair follicle. The energy is drawn to the darker pigment of your follicle, and the more contact between your skin and hair, the more effective the treatment will be.

 

Because you want as much contrast as possible, it’s important that your skin be as pale as it can be, just like it is in early spring, after your summer tan has faded over the winter, and before you’re able to hit the beach or a tanning bed. Plus, your hair can lighten when you spend time in the sun. This lowers the contract between the follicle and skin, reducing the effectiveness of your laser hair removal treatment.

Laser Hair Removal Prep Is Best in Spring

When prepping for a laser hair removal treatment, you’ll be asked to stop plucking and waxing at least four weeks before your appointment. You’re asked to do this because you pull the hair and its shaft out from the follicle when you pluck or wax. Without the hair shaft, the laser energy cannot focus on the follicle and destroy its ability to grow hair.

 

Since you can’t pluck or wax, you’re left with shaving before your laser hair removal treatment. A little bit of stubble or razor burn doesn’t really matter when it’s pre-bikini season and you’re still hanging out at home in your favorite jeans or leggings.

Laser Hair Removal Aftercare Is Safest in Spring

After your treatment, your skin is more sensitive to UV light and must be protected from the sun with sunscreen. If you fail to protect your skin, not only will it burn, but you may experience pigmentation darkening. What’s more, is the laser hair removal process takes time and a couple of treatments to take effect.

 

This makes spring ideal for laser hair removal. You can schedule all of your appointments and have enough time for your skin to heal before you soak up the summer sun.

Schedule Your Laser Hair Removal in New Orleans Today!

If you’ve been considering laser hair removal, now is the perfect time to schedule your consultation. You can contact us through our website or call our office at (504) 227-3873 and get started today!

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