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Why is Winter the Best Time for Laser Hair Removal?

With other Lexington winters in full swing, it's hard to imagine wearing your favorite bikini, shorts, or dress while digging in the snow under two feet. Believe it or not, winter is great for removing unwanted hair so that your skin is smooth, shiny, and ready to hit the beach in the summer. Read on to discuss why winter is the best time for laser hair removal.

Limited sun exposure in winter

Winter is ideal for treatment as your skin is less exposed to sunlight. Laser hair removal works best on dark hair and pale skin. Before laser treatment, we prefer to protect the treated area from the sun. Since the treatment itself can cause a temporary increase in skin sensitivity, it is also important to protect target areas of the body from direct sunlight after 2 to 4 weeks of treatment.

Preparing for treatment is easier

Because laser hair removal targets active hair follicles, this method works best when there are a number of hairs in the follicle itself. Usually, this treatment will not work on skin that has been plucked or removed using other methods such as hair removal creams, as this approach will pull the hair to the roots and leave the laser untargeted.

Treatment planning

Since lasers are only capable of particular phases of hair growth, laser hair removal normally needs 6 distinct procedures at intervals of 4 to 8 weeks depending on the body region, skin tone, and hair form. The top places for laser hair removal would be the lower legs, underarms, and bikini areas.

How long will it take?

Results will vary from patient to patient, but laser hair removal typically causes hair loss and 80% less growth. For some patients, the results are consistent. However, most patients require yearly care.

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