The short answer is yes, the fall and winter is the ideal time to get laser hair removal. However, there are a few reasons for this, and we should discuss them before you make a decision. Let’s start by talking about how long laser hair removal takes. Then we will discuss the importance of avoiding sun exposure before treatments.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take?
Laser hair removal is the ideal way to get rid of hair from any part of the body and for any skin type. What most people don’t realize is that the entire process can take months. You will definitely see results after each treatment. However, most people require about six treatments to see optimal benefits. Add this to the fact that you need about a month between treatments, and now you can see why fall and winter are the optimal seasons for laser hair removal.
If you want to show off your new beach bod this spring with less hair thanks to laser hair removal, then you need to get started as soon as possible.
What Do I Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal and Sun Exposure?
You shouldn’t expose the areas to be treated to the sun (or a tanning bed) for at least two weeks before the procedure. That means you will need to keep the area from being exposed for much of your treatments. That is much easier in the fall and winter when you are likely to be fully dressed anyway. It can be uncomfortable in the spring and summer if it is hot and – for example – you can’t wear shorts because you need to keep your legs out of the sun for your next treatment.
Keep in mind that this only applies to the area being treated. As another example, if you want to have back hair removed by laser, you could technically lay out in the sun with only your front exposed. You just need to keep your back out of the sunlight for a couple of weeks prior to each laser session.
Safe and Convenient Laser Hair Removal on Long Island
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