Shaving and waxing your hair throughout the summer can be an expensive and time-consuming process. Even more unfortunate is the fact that these hair removal options often have to be carried out multiple times a week to keep your skin as smooth as possible.
For those that would like to enjoy hair-free skin throughout the year, the winter is an excellent time to start laser hair removal treatments.
The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Unlike other forms of hair removal that do not attack the follicles of each hair, these lasers are designed to penetrate the outer layers of skin and destroy the roots of your hair. For our patients, this means that they will be able to enjoy smooth and hair-free skin throughout the year without adding shaving to their daily chores.
This modern treatment also reduces the amount of damage that can be done to the skin from shaving and waxing. Shaving, threading, and waxing will increase one’s risk of razor burn, ingrown hairs, and other forms of irritation.
Lasers are more effective than ever when it comes to safely and comfortably removing hair from practically anywhere on your body.
The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal During the Winter
Since hair grows in cycles, treatments must be carried out during each new cycle to attack all of the follicles. Most people may require multiple treatments with a break of around six weeks.
It is also important to allow the hair to grow for at least a few weeks for the laser to be as effective as possible.
Carrying out laser hair removal treatments during the winter will allow an individual to grow their hair out, have the full amount of treatments, and enjoy hair-free skin just in time for the summer.
Preparing for Your Appointments
Anyone that is preparing for laser hair removal treatments may need to allow their hair to grow out before while avoiding tanning and sunless tanning products. In the days just before the appointment, the doctor might suggest that you avoid any chemical hygiene products or makeup in the area that will be treated. Skin that is clean and free from any chemicals will respond the best to this treatment.
On the day of the appointment, the treatment area will have to be shaved, and the doctor might also apply a topical anesthetic. Some patients refer to the sensation as pinpricks on their skin, but most will feel nothing more than a hot and “tingly” feeling. The length of your appointment will be determined by the size of the area that is being treated.
Most people will be in and out of the office in under an hour and notice results in as little as a week. Once the original treatments have been carried out, maintenance appointments can be scheduled to keep the area permanently hair-free.
If you’re interested in laser hair removal treatments, contact New England Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center. We welcome the opportunity to develop a custom treatment plan to get you the hair-free skin you want. You don’t have to be bothered with frequently making time for shaving or waxing any longer. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.