Laser hair removal in the fall is ideal. Most people start to contemplate laser hair removal treatment in the Spring. After a long winter has passed and we begin to put the winter clothing away, we are wearing lighter clothing, we are less covered up, and we are anticipating the summer time. We are thinking about wearing shorts, summer dresses, swim suits and unwanted hair becomes an issue again.
During the winter time we are wearing long pants, tights, leggings and our lower legs are not exposed. But with the spring and summer approaching we think about the hair on our legs. With a sleeveless dress or top, we are more self-conscious of the hair on our underarms.
The spring and summer seasons are not the best time to begin your laser hair removal treatments.
Laser hair removal in the fall
The Fall is the best time to begin with laser hair removal treatments and this is why:
Laser Hair Removal is a process. It takes time. It takes several sessions.
Laser hair removal is a process. It will take at least 4 to 6 sessions. These sessions will be at a 4 to 6 week interval (face) or 6 to 8 week interval (body) depending on the site you are treating. You are looking at 6 months to a year to have the majority of the hair on your treatment site treated.
If you begin your laser hair removal in the Spring, and avoid sun exposure on your treatment site that would work. But, starting laser hair removal in the Fall is easier because you will not have to worry about sun exposure during the Fall and Winter months.
If you begin your treatments in the Fall, by the time Summer rolls around you will be sundress, shorts and bikini ready.
There is Less COLOR on the skin in the Fall and winter.
You want to do your laser hair removal when you have the least amount of color on the skin. The laser targets “color” whether it is color in the hair or color in the skin. Begin laser hair removal when your summer tan has faded. You want your skin to be as close to its natural skin tone as possible. The lighter the better.
Easier to AVOID the SUN in the Fall/Winter
Once you begin the process of laser hair removal, you will want to be very careful with sun exposure. Your treatment sites become sensitive to sunlight (photo sensitive) once you begin your treatments. Your treatment sites may burn more quickly when exposed to sun and/or you may get brown spots (hyperpigmentation) on your treatment site(s) if you get sun exposure on them.
Winter clothes will hide the hair growth.
Between your laser hair removal treatments you can do one of two things; leave the hair that is growing or shave the hair. Two to three weeks after a laser hair removal session the hair that was in the growth cycle and therefore growing will fall out. Until it falls out it continues to look like growing hair. Many clients will leave the hair for the 2 to 3 weeks that it is falling out. Your long pants, long sleeved shirts will cover this hair.
Fewer risks when skin is not exposed to the sun, spray tan, tanning beds.
When you are doing laser hair removal treatments your skin should have as little color as possible. Again during the Fall and Winter most people have less color on their skin. When you have color on the treatment site you: will require more treatments, run a risk of losing color (hypopigmentation) on the skin, and run a risk of a blister of a burn on the skin.
Most clients are going to be exposed to sunlight at some point in their laser hair removal treatments. Whether it is a beach vacation in the winter or a little sun exposure in the summer. But if you begin your laser hair removal treatments in the Fall and continue through the Winter and Spring the majority of your treatments will have been completed with little to no sun exposure.
When the hair falls out after a laser hair removal treatment, it can look patchy. Patches where there is little to no hair, and then patches where the hair is growing as usual. In the Fall, Winter and Spring your skin is more covered up and the patchiness is not seen by others.
By starting your laser hair removal in the Fall you will finished the majority of your treatment by the Summer.
I also invite you to read our article on the best skin treatments after the summer.
I hope you found this article interesting and valuable. If you have any questions about laser hair removal or numerous other skin treatments, I invite you to contact us at the clinic. It will be our pleasure to answer your questions.