While summer brings with it warmer temperatures and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, it also comes with the never-ending grooming ritual of shaving or waxing your legs. Not only is there a time commitment, but there is also a financial cost to continually remove the same hair over and over again. If you’re ready to break the cycle and groom away the hair permanently, laser hair removal may be the right solution for you.
Why Now is a Great Time to Start
Winter and early spring are the best seasons to begin receiving laser hair removal treatments because your skin is likely at its lightest right now. Laser works because the light is calibrated to hone in on the darker pigment of your hair roots.
It heats them, affecting the follicles and leaving the skin permanently hairless. If you have a tan, the contrast between your hair and your skin is decreased. For this reason, women who are pale during the colder months are perfect candidates for laser treatments. If you tan during the winter months, you’ll want to stop and allow your skin to lighten before beginning treatments.
In addition to having lighter skin in the colder months, winter and early spring are also great times to start treatment because you likely already have hair in your follicles. If you wax or pluck out the hair, laser will not work. If you shave, the hair roots are intact and laser will still be effective.
Skin Conditions and Laser Hair Removal
While laser is a great option for most women, it’s not the right choice for everyone. If you have port wine staining, psoriasis, moderate to severe eczema, vitiligo or scar tissue on your legs, laser isn’t right for you.
Skin affected by herpes, acne or poison ivy cannot be treated until the condition clears up. If you use medications like Accutane that can make your skin photosensitive, you need to wait six months after stopping the medication before laser will be safe for you.
Sunlight Precautions After Treatment
After laser hair removal treatment, you’ll need to use sunscreen and keep a careful eye on your legs to ensure they don’t burn. Other than this precaution, laser has no effect on your life. You can go right back to your normal routines immediately following your appointment.
Learn More Today
If you want permanently smooth legs, laser hair removal may be a viable option for you. If you’d like to talk about this treatment or you have questions, schedule a consultation at Improve Health Solutions MedSpa, serving the New York City area and located in Manasquan.
Our team of professionals can evaluate your situation and determine if laser hair removal is right for you. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.