Picture this: It is the first warm and sunny summer day, you get a call from your BFF and she has invited you on a last-minute beach trip. She’ll be there in 20 minutes and you better have your bags packed and be ready to go. You’ve been waiting all winter to feel the sun on your skin and see nothing but the shimmer of sand and water droplets. You don’t have to worry about last-minute half-in-tub shaving, probably missing patches that would be mocking you later in the day. Not a care in the world!
Let the hair grow and throw on those sweatpants! For laser hair removal to work, you need to see the hair that you want to be targeted. That means no waxing or shaving, what better time than when we’re bundled up and our swimsuits are in storage? While we are more conscious of our body hair when it is out on full display, fall and winter are ideal to get the ball rolling as we’re coming out of this summer heat and constant shaving.
After laser hair removal you will need to avoid excessive heat/sun exposure for at least 72 hours, but it is recommended that sunscreen is applied anytime the area is exposed to keep the skin as light as possible. I don’t know about you, but it is incredibly hard to go 72 hours during the summer heat without exposing most of my body to the sun.
For best results, most patients will need 4 to 6 treatments depending on how thick the hair follicle is and how much hair needs to be removed. Now six treatments may sound daunting but most patients tend to see major results after just a few treatments and it’ll keep you wanting to come back to get your ideal smooth self!
Okay, 4 to 6 treatments and the recommended 4 to 6 weeks between each treatment then now is the time! Starting treatment in November is the best time of the year! With “Witchy Winter” looming and no reason for waxing, starting in the fall will have you out and ready for hot girl summer 2022 by April!
Think about all the money spent on razors and creams or waxing appointments. Compared to laser hair removal, upfront you’re paying more but living with the hair over the course of your life does not stop adding up. As an added bonus it’s better for the environment!
Think about all the plastic razors, cans of creams, and aftershave lotions that will no longer go into a landfill. If you replace your razor blade every week that’s 52 blades a year. Or if you get waxed once a month that’s twelve waxing appointments a year where you don’t have to go through the pain and save on the monthly cost.
Laser hair removal is a permanent solution, without laser, your hair never stops growing! Think about how many functions you go to where you have to line up your waxing or shaving schedule to align perfectly for you to feel your confident self. It will take time through the fall and winter for optimal results but you will thank yourself later.
Ingrown hairs are the absolute worst! Especially when your goal is to have silky smooth skin and you do all of the things necessary. After laser hair removal you no longer need to worry about the chances of rogue hair deciding it wants to grow under your skin and cause torment to your otherwise perfect day.
Laser hair removal is the best permanent solution to unwanted hair! After your removal treatments then you can settle into your new life of no hair don’t care!
The technician or physician will use a handheld device to treat the desired area with a high-powered laser that zaps small areas at a time. Most people report it is nearly painless, comparable to the snap of a rubber band.
The light targets the melanin in the hair which damages the hair follicle causing it to let the hair fall out for the next few weeks. Depending on the color and coarseness of the hair, after several treatments, the follicle will eventually be damaged enough where it will no longer grow another hair.
Anyone with blonde or white hair will not be able to get optimal results because the laser won’t be able to focus on the hair if it is too similar. Everyone else-light and dark skin tones and any pigment of hair are candidates for laser hair removal!
Your skin may feel itchy or irritated following laser hair removal, sometimes it feels like a sunburn, applying aloe vera can help with the discomfort. Avoid excessive sun and heat on the treated areas for the next 72 hours but it is recommended to avoid as much sun as possible until all treatments are completed if possible. If you are going to be exposed to the sun, then use adequate sunscreen. You may also exfoliate the treated area for the next 48 to 72 hours and expect shedding for the next few weeks.
There are countless reasons that this is the perfect time to start laser hair removal so you will have perfectly smooth and silky skin next year! You’ll love all the extra time you have once you no longer have to shave or wax when you’re going swimming. You’ll cut down on plastic waste which is great for the planet and your pocket! Overall, you’ll be living your ideal 2022 summer with no regrets!
There has never been a better time to get rid of unwanted hair. Let the trusted hands at the St. Louis Laser Liposuction & Vein Center help you get rid of unwanted hair today with laser hair removal. Call today for your free consultation and see if you are a candidate for laser hair removal.