When it comes to laser hair removal, it takes 6-12 treatments to achieve optimal results. This depends on skin type, hair thickness, hair color, and the patient’s medical history. Treatments are done every 4 weeks for face and every 6-8 weeks for body.
So why does it really matter when you start treatments? Mostly because during treatments you want to avoid direct sun exposure or artificial tanners 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after to prevent burning the skin. If you start treatments in September, you’ll be 6-8 treatments in by April. It’s fine to start anytime during the year, just remember you’ll need to coordinate vacations and activities where the treatment areas are exposed to the sun or have artificial tanner applied.
When getting laser hair removal, it is also important to remember to avoid waxing or plucking those areas. If you remove the hair follicle (the part under the skin), the laser has nothing to target and destroy. It is generally easier to avoid waxing and plucking in fall and winter months.
Laser hair removal has come a long way in both effectiveness and comfort. On average a person may spend $200-500 per year on shaving supplies (not to mention hours and hours of their lives) and/or $500-2500 per year on waxing (which is painful). On top of that, we know that in Denver, everything costs more!
Laser hair removal is a comfortable, fast, and convenient treatment to replace the above activities. Only 1-2 touch ups per year are required after initial series of treatments. Clicking the link below will take you to the price list which shows prices for a package of 6 treatments. If you do the math, in the long-term this will save you quite a bit if money. It’s an upfront investment that will actually give you time and money back!
So, in short, when is the best time to start laser hair removal treatments? Now!