Spring is a time for new beginnings, and what could be more of a new beginning than starting laser hair removal treatments? At Rejuvalase Medspa, located in Stafford, Virginia, we understand the drive for spring renewal and remind clients that there are many great reasons to start laser hair removal treatments in the springtime. Keep reading to find out all about them!
Laser hair removal treatments permanently reduce hair growth, and we can perform them on various parts of your body, including the face, abdomen, bikini area, back, underarms, legs, and arms. These treatments eliminate the constant need to shave, pluck, and wax, but they leave you with smooth, soft skin that's not riddled with razor burn and bumps — just in time for bathing suit season.
While you can start laser hair removal treatments any time of year, certain times and seasons are better than others, and we often recommend spring to our clients and members for various reasons.
Laser hair removal works best in spring
During laser hair removal, the laser energy from the device penetrates into your skin, focusing on your hair follicle. The energy is drawn to the darker pigment of your follicle, and the more contrast between your skin and hair, the more effective the treatment becomes.
Since you want as much contrast as possible, you need your skin as pale as possible, just like it is in early spring after your tan from last summer fades and before you start hitting the spray-on tanning booth. Plus, your hair tends to lighten when you spend time in the sun. Again, this lowers the contrast between the follicle and skin, reducing the effectiveness of your laser hair removal treatment.
With a significant contrast between your hair and skin, spring laser hair removal treatments are more productive and remove your hair faster than in the summer and fall.
Laser hair removal prep is easiest in spring
When prepping for a laser hair removal treatment, you must stop plucking and waxing four weeks before your appointment. When you use these methods for hair removal, you pull the hair and its shaft from the follicle, disturbing how it grows. Without the hair shaft, the laser energy can't focus on the follicle and destroy its ability to grow hair.
Since you can't pluck or wax, you're stuck with shaving before your laser hair removal treatment. While that's not always a big deal, it's better to be during spring, not summer — a little bit of stubble or razor burn doesn't really matter when it's pre-bikini season and you're still hanging out at home in jeans or leggings.
Laser hair removal aftercare is safest in spring
After your laser hair removal treatment, your skin is sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) light, and you must protect it from the sun with sunscreen. If you fail to do so, not only does your skin burn and inflame, but you may also experience slight pigmentation darkening; this makes spring the perfect time for laser hair removal.
The laser hair removal process takes time and a couple of treatments to take effect. It's not an immediate procedure, and your hair may grow back before it falls out. By having your treatment in the spring, this process has time to occur, and your skin is smooth and soft by the time the weather allows you to hit the beach.
You need more than one treatment to ensure that the laser gets all of your unwanted hair follicles in their active growth phase. But, if you start in spring, you'll have plenty of time to schedule your additional treatments.
If you've ever considered laser hair removal, think about starting the process this spring and getting your skin bikini-ready by summer.
Here at Rejuvalase, we want to help you look and feel your very best. Our laser hair removal treatments are quick, painless, and effective, and they give you the smooth skin you've been dreaming about. Visit us at Rejuvalase and find out how you can get up to 40% OFF the price of a series of six laser hair removal treatments.