Why Fall is a Great Time for Laser Hair Removal

August 29, 2017

Laser hair removal provides the perfect way to get rid of unwanted body hair. You can have laser hair removal done at any time; however, fall is usually when aestheticians recommend having it done. Fall is the great time for laser hair removal for many reasons. Let’s explore them below.

In-between the phases of hair growth

Our hair growths in a cycle consisting of three phases: anagen phase (growth), catagen phase (resting), telogen phase (shedding). To deal with the hair growth cycle, you will need to have multiple laser hair removal sessions that occur in between the phases. Because autumn brings cooler weather, you don’t have to worry about going sleeveless or wearing clothing that sits above the knee as the hair grows and sheds. Fall is the great time for laser hair removal since tank tops and shorts aren’t an option so if your hair is shedding no one will notice for you’ll be wearing long pants and a long-sleeved shirt.

Easy to avoid sun exposure

As aforementioned, the laser hair removal process requires several sessions. It is advised that you stay out of the sun between treatments. This is much easier to do in the fall since the sun barely comes out to play when it’s cool out. When you expose your skin to sunlight it becomes more sensitive. Fall is the great time for laser hair removal since you will be less inclined to sit out in the sun for those odd moments when it does come out. Avoiding sun exposure in autumn is much easier to do than in the summer.

Lose your summer tan

The lasers used in the hair removal procedure target the melanin (pigment) of the hair follicles. The melanin absorbs the laser’s heat so that the surrounding skin isn’t affected. But, if you’re tanned that means your skin is producing melanin at a higher rate making the removal process harder. This isn’t to say that the paler you are the better since the laser works on all skin types; however, the less tanned you are the more success you’ll have. Therefore, fall is the great time for laser hair removal since your summer tan will have faded. Plus, you’re going to be staying out of the sun anyway to avoid exposure so there’s no chance of additional tanning.

Be prepared for next season

Fall is the great time for laser hair removal because you’ll be ready by summer to show off your hairless skin. Everyone responds to laser hair removal differently but it generally takes 6-9 sessions. The sessions are done 4 - 8 weeks apart and it can take a few months to finish the entire process but you will be ready in time for summer or even spring.

Contact IGBeauty by phone at 416-484-4884 or book an appointment online for more information about laser hair removal.  Enjoy a smooth, hairless body by the time summer rolls around!

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