Timing is Everything
Most people start thinking about looking great in their swimsuits in the spring before spring break trips or summer plans. Looking great in that tiny bikini means no razor burn or ingrown hairs. However, this is the WORST time to start the laser hair removal process unless you are someone that avoids the sun and tanning beds like the plague! The best time to start considering laser hair removal is in the FALL when your summer tan has faded away. It takes approximately 10 months to complete a 6 treatment package, so planning for almost a year of no sun exposure is very hard for some people.
Don’t Show off Red, Irritated Skin
After you undergo laser hair removal, you can expect your skin to be a bit irritated. A lot of patients experience a feeling like having a sunburn after a laser session, and there can be some minor swelling. In the Fall, you can avoid showing off the after effects of treatment on your legs or arms.
The Process Works Best on Paler Skin
The beginning of Fall is a great time to start, you’ll have several months of cooler weather to comfortably go in for follow-up sessions without any worry of sun exposure afterward.
Lasers Work Better on Lighter Skin
Basically, when you come in for laser hair removal, the laser will be tuned to seek out the color of the hairs in the target area. It’s easier for the laser to “see” the hair follicles that it needs to hit when there’s a higher contrast between the skin and the hair.
No Shaving Next Spring and Summer
Finally, think of the first warm days next spring or the first pool day next summer. You won’t have to do a lot of waxing, or shaving because you’ll have had all of your laser hair removal sessions completed months before.
Getting laser hair removal this Fall could mean a lifetime of never worrying about getting rid of unwanted hair again. At Inkfree, MD we are currently running some fabulous laser hair removal specials, including 2 free touch-up sessions! Check out our Fall Specials.