Why hair removal is ideal in the fall

Laser hair removal is one of the most common treatments for hair removal, but many are probably unaware that there is an ideal time to get the treatment done. The notion of getting laser hair removal done in the spring and summer is misguided, as the fall is actually the best time to get laser hair removal treatments done. Here at Mederm Esthetics Laser & clinic in Woodbridge, Vaughan and Concord, we will explain why this is the case.

The relationship between laser hair removal and the fall season

For those who don’t know, laser hair removal is a progressive treatment. Meaning it will not be effective after only one treatment. It should take approximately 4 to 6 sessions and additionally about a 70-80 percent decrease in hair growth should occur. You are looking at 6 months to about a year to have most of the hair on your affected area nursed properly.

If you really are looking to start your laser hair removal treatment in the springtime, then you will want to steer clear of having the treated area exposed to the sun. But, if you want to make things easier, then starting laser hair removal in the fall is ideal, because you will not have to stress over sun exposure during the fall and winter seasons.

Fall that is all

Having laser hair removal done in the fall, makes the most sense, as by the time summer commences you will be ready to sun tan and put your bikini on with a drink by the poolside. And lets not forget having beautiful skin, which we make happen here at Mederm Esthetics & Laser in Woodbridge, Vaughan and Concord.

Another reason why the fall is the best time to do laser hair removal is because, this when you have the smallest amount of color on your skin. The laser from the treatment marks “color” even if it is color from your hair or color on the surface of the skin. It is advised to do laser hair removal when your tan has discolored. It is important that your skin is as similar to its usual skin tone and if anything, the lighter it is the better. So at the end of the day, it is a lot easier to avoid the sun in the fall and winter versus spring and summer.

Winter clothes and hair growth

Amid your laser hair removal treatments, there are two tasks you can perform on your part; shave or don’t shave. Two to three weeks following a laser hair removal treatment, the hair that was in the growth phase and as a result emerging will be gone. Until it is gone, it persists to come across like growing hair. Many people will leave the hair alone for the time that it is falling out, which is usually 2 to 3 weeks at most. So what does winter clothes have to do with all this? Well, while your hair is still growing, your winter clothes will come in handy as they can cover the hair in the meantime.

Finally, it is important to note that when the hair beings to fall out following a laser hair removal treatment, it is common that it can appear irregular. Patches where there is little to no hair, and then areas where the hair is growing as standard. In the fall, winter, and spring your skin is obviously covered up more, so the patchiness will not be noticeable or visible to others.