Fall is the Best Time to Get Laser Hair Removal

Oct 11, 2019 | Skin Care


Most people choose to undergo laser hair removal during the warm, sunny summer months. And why not? This is the time of the year you tend to show your fuzz-free skin and slip on your shorts and bikini. When fall rolls around, it can be a relief to throw away your razor and hide a furry coat of hair under warmer clothing. However, cYour Summer Tan Has Faded

Laser hair removal works by targeting the darker-pigmented hair follicles, leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. The energies from the laser disable the follicles and prevent the regrowth of hair. But when your skin is tanned, it contains more melanin, which makes it difficult for the laser to precisely target hair. Instead of avoiding the sun all summer, plan to schedule your first session in the fall, when your summer tan has faded.

  • Sun Exposure is Less of a Concern

With beach trips, backyard barbecues, and picnics on the roster, it can be highly tempting to bask in the sun during the summer. But, sun exposure can reduce the effectiveness of laser treatment and can also lead to complications between sessions.

Laser targets only the hair that’s actively growing, so you’ll need multiple sessions to achieve a hairless look because not all of your hair will be in the same growth phase at once. Sun exposure between each of these sessions could increase your skin’s heat sensitivity, as well as the likelihood of side effects like hyperpigmentation, scarring, and blisters. These may hinder the results of your next appointment. The shorter, cooler days of fall make it the ideal time for your Klaser hair removal. Your cozy fall wardrobe will also help keep the treatment area out of direct sunlight.

  • You’ll Need Multiple Treatment Sessions

Typically, individuals achieve optimal hair removal results after 5 treatment sessions spaced a few weeks apart. This means that you won’t be able to achieve amazing results if you wait until the onset of summer to schedule your first laser hair removal appointment. The back-to-school season is the best time to start your journey to the permanently smooth skin that you’ll be able to flaunt all summer long, next year.

Now that fall is here, it’s time to take the next step toward achieving smoother, glowing skin. Please feel free to contact the skilled and experienced laser technicians at North Scottsdale Laser and Skin Care Clinic at 480-513-2888 or book an appointment online for a complimentary consultation.