Taking steps to get rid of unwanted hair during the warmer months of the year is practically a no-brainer. Baring beautiful smooth skin in your sundresses, tank tops, or bikinis is one of the best ways to shore up confidence when it’s warm out. What’s a bit of a bummer, however, is the annoyance of constant shaving, waxing, or other temporary solutions.
Opting for laser hair removal in Rhode Island is a great way to have a more permanent, less time-consuming alternative. Even better? You don’t have to wait until the summer to benefit from the lasting effects of laser hair removal. In fact, starting laser hair removal treatments in the winter is the perfect way to ensure you’ll have the best possible results for when summer shows up.
Why winter for laser hair removal?
What may surprise you is the fact that laser hair removal can’t be performed on skin that has been recently tanned. Patients seeking treatment must wait a couple of weeks to a full month both before and after exposure to the sun. During the late autumn and winter months, you are a lot less likely to be exposed to the sun, particularly in targeted treatment areas, as you would be during the summer. Hence, making winter the perfect season to avoid that wait-time.
It’s also important that hair treated with laser hair removal falls out naturally throughout treatment. So avoiding waxing or tweezing either before or after treatment is a must. While shaving is still OK, it does make it restrictive for removing hair in the interim of treatment. If you’re having laser hair removal during the summer, we can understand this would be frustrating for some. It would probably be a lot less tempting to wax certain areas of your body in the winter than it would be during the summer, and you can cover up comfortably while you’re in this phase because of the low temperatures outside.
Finally, choosing laser hair removal in the winter allows for the full time it may take to see the maximum results of laser hair removal. Our hair has three growing stages, and laser hair removal needs to be performed during the first phase. This requires some short-term patience and a few appointments, with the best results seen in about three months. This means if you start laser hair removal in the winter, you’ll be ready to go for the summer.
Find out more