3 Things to Consider Before Getting Laser Hair Removal

Woman showing off smooth legs and underarms after laser hair removal treatments

Laser hair removal is one of our Merrillville, Indiana-area practice’s most popular pre-summer treatments, since it creates smooth, hairless skin without the need for shaving, waxing, or plucking. However, there are a few things worth keeping in mind before you book your first session.

In this blog post, I’ll review 3 key considerations you should know about when looking into laser hair removal.

Get Started Before Summer

While summer may be the best time to enjoy your laser hair removal results, it’s not the best time to start treatment. You’ll get the most out of your experience if you start your sessions during the cooler months, whether that means getting a jump-start in early spring or waiting until fall.

Tanned skin can interfere with the treatment, so reduced sun exposure is essential. Depending on the area, you may need several sessions spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart, and you’ll need to limit sun exposure during this time. For many people, staying tan-free is not a concern, but for others, fall or winter is a better time to begin treatment.

Hair Color Is a Factor

Laser hair removal can significantly stunt or slow future hair growth, but there is no guarantee that it will be 100% effective. Depending on your hair color, you may see less of a reduction than other patients or require additional sessions. An ideal candidate for laser hair removal has dark, coarse hair. The laser looks for pigment within the hair, so the darker, the better. The treatment will not work on white, grey, blonde, or even red hair. Learn more about the possibilities and limitations in this blog post.

Think Twice About Following Trends

When considering bikini line treatments, be wary of trends. Because laser treatments offer long-term results, I recommend thinking about what you will be comfortable having (or not having) years down the road. I always say I can take more hair off later, but I can’t put it back.

Laser hair removal is becoming increasingly popular, and it’s easy to understand why. Many people are choosing to start treatment sooner in life rather than struggle through years of frustration trying to find solutions for excessive hair. People are also busier than ever, so having one less thing to worry about is a welcome time-saver.

If you think you can benefit from laser hair removal and would like to learn more about making the most of your treatment, a personal consultation is a great place to start. During this appointment, we’ll discuss your goals, hair type, skin tone, and other factors to determine whether you’re an ideal candidate.

To get started with laser hair removal in the Valparaiso and Merrillville, Indiana, area, please contact us online or call (219) 322-3131 (Schererville) or (219) 299-9300 (Valparaiso) to request your consultation.

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