If you have unwanted hair that bothers you, then summer can be a laborious time of year when it comes to waxing, plucking, and shaving. Fortunately, laser hair removal is a high-tech and effective option when it comes to achieving long-term results. If you’re looking to be hair-free with laser hair removal this summer, however, it’s important to get started sooner rather than later. Here are some reasons why.
It requires a treatment package
Although many people think of laser hair removal as a quick and easy treatment session where your hairs are zapped away forever, it’s a little different in reality. There are a lot of factors that contribute to this, like hair growth cycles, hair and skin color, and amount. This means you might be signing up for a package of 8-10 sessions (for complete removal) spaced at regular intervals. This obviously takes time, so you should begin planning for when you want to see full results and work backwards from there.
Hir growth can be unpredictable
Because of the way that hair growth works, not all of your hair can be treated in a single session. For this reason, you’ll need a package of treatments. Additionally, despite our best efforts, hair can still grow in even after a few treatment sessions. This is because only hair that is present during the session can be treated, so any hair that hasn’t emerged yet will have to be treated later on. This growth cycle can be different for everyone, so it’s important to expect a few additional sessions if needed.
You can easily cover up
After each treatment session, you can expect some redness and swelling similar to a sunburn. If you don’t want this to be visible, spring weather usually allows you to enjoy the warmer temperatures without showing skin. It’s important to keep your treated skin covered and protected with SPF, so this can be beneficial in preventing sun damage or hyperpigmentation. You won’t be able to wear makeup directly after treatment, so you should be sure to plan ahead.
Schedule a Consultation
Laser hair removal is one of the most effective ways to achieve smooth, hair-free skin, but it’s important to have the right expectations. If you’re looking to show off some skin this summer, Dr. Diggs and our laser hair removal experts can work with you to create a treatment plan that suits you and your goals. To get started, contact our Grosse Point office by calling or filling out our online form.