We all love to look our best in the summer months and one of the ways to achieve this is with laser hair removal. But when is the best time to have it and is there a ‘best time’ at all? For anyone who wants to be stubble-free in time for summer 2020, starting in the winter is the way forward.
Winter is coming….
As they say in Game Of Thrones, winter is indeed coming and it’s when you should start thinking about laser hair removal, if you want to reap the full benefits in time for the UK summer. Perhaps you’re planning on chasing the sun abroad shortly after Christmas? You might want to think about treatment slightly earlier, as it can take up to 12 weeks to see the full effects. Let your practitioner know what your expectations of treatment are, as everyone’s skin is different and you may need more/less time for the effects to manifest.
Boring, but safety is paramount! If you’re new to laser hair removal treatment, note that sun exposure before treatment can be harmful. Because the sun heightens the risk of inaccurate laser settings, your skin can become damaged as a result.
Avoiding the temptation to tan for around six weeks afterwards is also necessary if you want to keep your skin safe. If you’re staying in the UK during the winter time, it won’t be too difficult to avoid tanning and indeed the oh-so infrequent sunshine!
Staying covered post-treatment
After having laser hair removal treatment, it can take around 2 weeks for hair to fall out. This is probably not a look you want to be sporting on the beach. However, during the winter months when you’re tucked up under warms clothes and the bedcovers watching Netflix, no-one has to know!
In case you weren’t aware, laser hair removal actually has benefits that go beyond simply removing unwanted hair and making skin look smoother. Treatment can reduce ingrowing hairs and tackle skin irritation too. What’s more, it works on all skin tones and you’ll see benefits as quickly as two weeks afterwards. Oh, and you can say goodbye to razors for a good long while!
Make sure you seek treatment from a reputable clinic with a fully qualified dermatologist who can perform the treatment safely and effectively.
Happy hair removal everyone!