Laser hair therapy takes commitment. You need to commit to weeks of preparation and aftercare with every single session. If you want to make your preparation and aftercare a little easier, you should book your first session in the fall or winter.
There’s Enough Time to Finish the Treatment
A laser hair removal session isn’t long at all. An appointment for the upper lip can be finished in seconds. The challenge with laser therapy is that the time spent in the clinic is only a small part of the process.
On average, patients go through five to seven sessions of laser therapy to get desired results. All of the sessions can’t be completed in a row. Patients have to recover from the first round of laser therapy and let the hair go through a complete growth cycle. The waiting period tends to be four to six weeks for smaller areas of the body like the armpits. For larger body parts, like the back or the legs, patients may have to wait for eight to twelve weeks.
It’s better to book your first appointment for laser hair removal in downtown Toronto now if you want to show off the results of the treatment during the warmer months. When you’re not strategic about your appointments, you might have to wait for another year to go by before you can enjoy the hairless features.
There’s Less Sunshine
Summer is the season where people want to show off the results of their laser hair removal, but it’s not a great time to plan your sessions. You may be eager to show off hairless legs, armpits or bikini lines, but summer weather is not conducive to the laser therapy preparation or aftercare. Too much sun exposure can impact the results of your treatment and raise your chances of experiencing side-effects like hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation.
- Hyperpigmentation: When the skin pigment turns darker than the original tone.
- Hypopigmentation: When the skin pigment turns lighter than the original tone.
When it comes to hair removal, the laser targets dark, thick hairs and damages the follicles, but not the skin surrounding it. The damage slows and eventually inhibits hair from growing back in that specific area of the body.
The method works best when the hair is darker than the skin. When someone temporarily changes their skin colour, they make the removal process more difficult. This is why we recommend that clients stay out of the sun and wear high SPF sunscreen whenever they need to go outside for the following four to six weeks.
Sun exposure is also a problem post-session. You will need to avoid the sun and carefully apply sunscreen every day for at least six weeks after the appointment. The precaution prevents skin irritation. It also prevents side-effects from happening during the next round of treatment. The suncare routine is reactive and proactive at the same time.
Staying out of the sun can be quite a challenge during the summer. You can try to cover up the area with clothing, but that can be difficult in hot and humid weather. For instance, if you’re trying to get rid of the hair on your legs, you won’t enjoy wearing full-length jeans during heat waves.
As a solution, the fall is a much more convenient time to start laser therapy. Patients won’t have as much sunshine or hot weather to contend with. You won’t have to worry about accidentally sun tanning as much, and you are more likely to be bundled up in seasonal clothes.
You Can Cover Up
While undergoing laser hair treatment, clients are instructed to avoid any other form of hair removal. No plucking, waxing, electrolysis, depilatories or sugaring. They’re only allowed to shave the day before the session. Ignoring this rule will disrupt the hair growth cycle and mean a longer wait between the next appointment. The only thing that a client can do is be patient and grow out the hair.
People can be uncomfortable with this part of the treatment. They could find the body hair embarrassing. They could be worried about body hair stigma — this is especially true for women who grow out hair in areas that they’re expected to shave like legs and armpits.
Fall and winter weather makes it much easier to cover up this awkward stage of treatment. No one has to see growing hair on your legs if you’re wearing pants. No one will make a comment about armpit hair when you’re wearing long-sleeved shirts and sweaters. The wardrobe options will make a short period of discomfort easier to deal with.
Before Your Appointment:
Check out the Website
Take some time to do your research before you plan your laser hair therapy. Our website and blog are filled with important information that could influence your decisions. For instance, you can find where you can and can’t get laser hair removal on your body by clicking on this link and reading the blog post. You don’t want to get your hopes up and book a consultation, only to realize that it’s unsafe to laser over that specific area.
Or you can go to this link to understand how hair grows and why certain people have more body hair than others. This could reveal whether your increase in hair is genetic or if the feature is circumstantial.
Book a Consultation
After looking over the website, book a consultation with one of our trained doctors at the laser hair clinic. During the consultation, the doctor will go over aspects of the procedure and check to see if you’re a viable candidate.
You can contact us anytime that you have a question about laser hair therapy or any of the other treatments we offer. Call us at 416-515-0007 or send us an email at [email protected] We will answer you as soon as possible.
Fall is the ideal season to start your laser hair therapy. Clients don’t have to worry as much about the consequences of sun exposure before and after their sessions. They can easily cover up hair growth under long-sleeved shirts, pants and sweaters. And they can strategically plan their appointments so that the treatment is completed by the time summer arrives.