Spring will be upon us soon, and with it comes more sun and more time spent outdoors in these beautiful mountains of Asheville. Before you plan your Summer vacation, consider starting laser hair removal treatments this Spring. Dr. Harpe Laser + Wellness offers state of the art laser hair removal treatments in Asheville, NC.
Spring Hair Removal Yields Great Results
During the process of laser hair removal, the energy from the laser penetrates the skin and targets the hair follicle, because the laser focuses more easily on darker pigment, the contrast of pale skin with dark hair makes the process much more effective. Take advantage of this time when your skin is at its lightest to rid yourself of unwanted body hair – before you start building your summer tan or get a spray tan. Plus, once you start spending time in the sun, hair tends to lighten. That further lessens the contrast the laser needs to get the best results.
Spring Is The Best Time To Prepare
To prepare for laser hair removal, you must stop waxing or plucking for 4 weeks prior to your appointment. Hair removal methods like these pull the hair out by the shaft, leaving nothing for the laser to target. You may continue to shave, however not everyone prefers this method – with good reason! It has to be done frequently and can cause unsightly skin irritation. Fortunately, early Spring temperatures are still cool enough that you probably have intact hair follicles as you may not have waxed or plucked over the Winter. When coming in for a laser hair removal treatment, we do require clean, shaven skin. If you are not able to reach the area that you want treated to shave prior to your session, we can shave small areas for you if needed and we offer a shave add on for large areas like a mans back.
Spring Is Perfect For After-Care
After laser hair removal treatments, your skin will be more sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) light for a couple weeks. It’s important to protect it with sunscreen as well as limit exposure, which is easier to do if you’re not planning to hit the beach in the next few months. Getting a sun burn post-treatment is not only bad for your skin health, it can cause pigmentation darkening. Another advantage of Spring sessions is that you’ll have time to complete multiple treatments as needed before Summer. Hair follicles have different growth cycles, and we need to treat each one during active growth. The process of hair removal requires on average 6 to 8 treatments to get full reduction or less if just a lower percentage of hair is desired in that area. Because the process involves a series of treatments scheduled about a month apart, starting in the Spring will help you get smoother skin you desire before the Summer months begin.
If you’re looking for laser hair removal in Asheville, Dr. Harpe Laser + Wellness offers the most comprehensive, patient centered treatment. Dr. Harpe provides a complimentary consultation prior to starting any laser treatment to make sure that you are a good candidate and rule out any concerns. Our highly trained, medical staff and laser specialists are happy to consult with you about your needs going into the Spring and Summer seasons. You can contact us anytime with questions through our website here.