Why Fall is the Right Time for Laser Hair Removal

Fall will officially arrive in just a few short days and the changing of the seasons can already be felt in the air. If you are thinking the cooler temperatures will allow you to hide unwanted body hair under your warmer clothing, think again. Yes, you can cover up that hair, but why not use the brisk months of fall to say goodbye to unwanted hair for good? The staff at New Visage has a number of reasons why this is the perfect time of year to move forward with laser hair removal.

No Summer Tan

While some laser procedures can be performed on tanned skin, results are almost always better when a tan is not present. Laser hair removal falls into this category, since the laser works by distinguishing the color of the hair from the color of the skin. Results tend to work best for patients with lighter skin and darker hair tones. This means that by the time your summer color fades for the fall season, your skin will be in the best condition for laser hair removal.

Less Sun Exposure

After a laser hair treatment, it is important to protect treated skin from direct sun exposure. The skin tends to be more prone to sun damage after a laser treatment and the UV rays can lead to pigmentation problems or other complications after laser procedures. If you have your laser hair removal treatments in the fall, it is much easier to keep your treatment area under wraps with your fall clothing to ensure the best possible results.

Easier to Hide Side Effects

While laser hair removal is performed on an outpatient basis and involves no downtime, it can leave a few telltale signs you had a cosmetic treatment performed. It is not unusual to experience skin redness or even mild swelling in the treatment area that could persist for a few days. Fall treatments allow you to cover up that treatment area and hide any potential side effects so no one will know you are undergoing a laser procedure.

Ready for Spring

Hair grows in cycles and not all the hair is in the same growth cycle at the same time. Laser procedures only work to remove hair during the active growth phase. Patients are advised to have a number of treatment sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart to ensure all of the follicles in the treatment area are addressed during that active growth phase. This means that if you start your treatments in the fall, you should be seeing full results of your procedures by the time spring break rolls around.

Treatment Options

Laser hair removal can be used to treat unwanted hair on nearly any area of the face and body, including:

  • Back
  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Bikini line
  • Upper lip and chin

With a wealth of options available, you can spend your fall season achieving the precise cosmetic results you are looking for.

Laser hair removal features permanent hair reduction in nearly any area, making you more confident in shorts and bathing suits. Fall is the perfect season to get started on your laser hair removal to ensure you are smooth and hair-free when the warm weather months roll around again. To learn more about this procedure, contact New Visage at 252-808-2NEW.