Most people think about laser hair removal when the weather turns warm and it’s time to wear shorts, skirts, summer dresses, and bikinis. But this is a bad idea. Treatment takes about 3 months, so if you start at the beginning of summer, you won’t see your full results until fall. This is one of the reasons why it’s best to start laser hair removal in the fall.
Laser Hair Removal at a Glance
Laser hair removal in Northern Virginia uses laser light pulses to selectively destroy hair follicles. The follicle’s pigment, melanin, absorbs the laser’s light pulse. This damages the follicle enough to significantly slow down hair regrowth. Since the laser targets melanin, coarse dark hair and light skin complexions tend to respond best to treatment. Newer technology makes it possible for people with darker skin and lighter hair to achieve desirable results as well.
Why You Should Get Laser Hair Removal in the Fall?
Laser hair removal in Northern Virginia targets the melanin in hair follicles. So, it works best for dark hair and pale skin. If you are tan from all your summer fun, the treatments won’t be as effective. During the fall and winter months, your tan has faded, and this makes it a great time to start laser hair removal.
Another reason we suggest fall is because during the cooler months, you wear more clothing and have less sun exposure. After each laser hair removal, you need to keep the targeted areas of your body out of the sun. You can see how this would put a damper on your summer activities. But sweater weather is the perfect time for laser hair removal.
New laser hair removal technologies work on nearly all skin types and tones. The only exception is grey or red hair. This is because the laser hair removal technology can’t differentiate those colored hairs from the surrounding tissue. Clients with light hair and skin can achieve good results by first dying their hair a darkest shade.
The length of a session will depend on which area of the body is being treated. It can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. Before the treatment begins you will receive protective eye gear and an elective topical anesthetic. Once the session begins, you will feel a stinging sensation. Many report that it feels like a rubber and slap.
After treatment, you may experience swelling and redness, but these are temporary. Most clients resume normal activities after a treatment but it’s important that you avoid direct sun exposure. Although rare, complications can occur. These include blisters, swelling, redness, and scarring.
Laser hair removal is the preferred way to remove hair. It is safer and more permanent than other methods like waxing, shaving, plucking and electrolysis. It so effective that most clients experience permanent hair loss after an average of 3-5 sessions. However, you will have to undergo multiple treatments to achieve maximum results. This is because only hair in the anagen-or active-stage of hair growth can be successfully treated. Furthermore, laser hair removal is the only proven method available to remove hair easily and painlessly from large areas of the body such as the back, chest, face, and legs.
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Schedule Laser Hair Removal in Northern Virginia
Vitalia MedSpa is proud to offer laser hair removal in Northern Virginia. Our staff are highly trained and experienced to provide you with the best results. Our state-of-the-art technology makes it easy for you to get rid of unwanted hair while having a comfortable, satisfying experience. If you are ready to get smooth, fuzz-free skin without the hassle of razors and waxing, contact us today! Remember, fall is the best time to get started!