The human body is covered with hair, some of it very visible and some hardly noticeable at all. Most people desire to have thick and abundant hair growing on their head, but excessive growth of body hair is generally considered unattractive.
There are many methods for getting rid of unwanted hair, including shaving, waxing and laser removal. Laser hair removal is the only treatment that greatly reduces hair regrowth. The process damages the hair follicle when it is exposed to repeated pulses of a laser beam, and several repetitions of the treatment can inhibit growth for an extended period of time. Although the procedure is not entirely pain-free, you would probably prefer the short, repeated “snapping” of the laser to the pain you may have experienced with waxing.
Skin tone and hair color can affect results
Laser hair removal works best on people who have dark hair and lighter skin tones. This is because the laser is attracted to dark colors more than to light colors. Laser hair removal is less successful on light-skinned people with red, grey or blond hair because the laser cannot differentiate between the hair and the skin. The laser also has difficulty differentiating between dark hair and dark skin. Laser technology now makes it possible to customize the procedure for more skin types and hair colors than previously, but you will generally require more treatments to obtain satisfactory results if your skin tone and hair color combination is one of those listed above.
Winter is the ideal time
Most laser hair removal clinics prefer to schedule their clients for treatment during the winter months because laser hair removal makes the skin much more vulnerable to sun damage for several weeks. People typically wear more clothing during cool and cold weather, so there is less chance they will experience skin or pigmentation damage following their laser treatment during the colder months. You should understand that it is essential for you to avoid tanning for as long as your practitioner recommends, as this could also result in painful sunburn.
Laser hair removal is a great way to keep your skin smooth and attractive. Scheduling your hair removal treatment during the winter will allow your skin adequate time to heal and be ready for spring and summer sun exposure. If you typically get a tan during the summer, your laser hair removal treatment will be more successful if you wait until your tan has faded and the melanin in your skin has lightened.
Winter laser hair removal special
Now that you are aware of the benefits and advantages of winter laser treatment for hair removal, you should contact the San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic for a consultation.
We are running a laser hair removal special through December 30, 2015. You can receive a $25 discount on two or more sessions totaling up to $500 or a $50 discount on two or more sessions totaling more than $500. If you are unable to schedule your treatment before the end of the year, you may pre-pay and schedule your appointment at a later date.