If you’re tired of waxing and shaving, now is the time to act. Laser hair removal can quickly and permanently get rid of hair from almost anywhere on the body. Many people use the cold weather as an excuse to hide body hair with warm clothing, but the truth is that winter is the perfect time for laser hair removal.
The best candidates for laser hair removal do not have tanned skin. This is because the laser light that destroys the hair follicles can be absorbed into darker skin pigmentation, leading to patches of skin discoloration. Paler individuals see the greatest results from laser hair removal because it is easier for the laser to target the darker-colored hair. If you tend to swap out that sun-kissed look for a snow-white pallor from late fall to early spring, now is an excellent time to consider laser hair removal.
With increased sun exposure during the summer months, many hair shades tend to bleach and develop streaks of blonde or lighter tones. Conversely, in the winter when the days become shorter and the sun is lower in the sky, hair shades tend to become darker. Laser hair removal is most effective for patients with light skin and dark hair, making winter a good time to consider undergoing this treatment.
There’s Time to Wait
The true results of laser hair removal may take several months to reveal themselves. Laser hair removal treatment only works on hair that is in the growth phase, not hair that is in resting or shedding. Therefore, treatment usually takes a few sessions to capture all the unwanted hairs, and the length of the natural hair growth cycle typically means that it will be about six months before the final results can be seen. Therefore, if you start your laser hair removal treatment sessions in the winter, you’ll have plenty of time to wait for the results before swimsuit season.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, laser hair removal was one of the top five non-surgical cosmetic surgery procedures in 2015. This highly effective and permanent solution can remove hair from the legs, arms, chest, back, neck, and even the chin and upper lip area. This winter season, schedule your consultation for laser hair removal so that you can be ready to enjoy your results next summer. Call (307) 234-4585 or contact us online today to book your appointment with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Roussalis.