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Laser Hair Removal: Not Just for Bikini Season

Perfect female bodyShaving, waxing, and tweezing are all only temporary solutions to getting rid of embarrassing body hair, but laser hair removal can permanently eliminate unwanted hair so your skin is always smooth and hair-free. The summer may be over, but that’s all the more reason to start planning your laser hair removal sessions now.

How LHR Works

Laser hair removal works by directing focused light energy at the hair follicles under your skin. The light emitted by the laser is absorbed into the pigment of the hair follicle, causing a portion of the follicles to die off permanently. Laser hair removal is safe for your skin, and topical anesthetic can be used to help with any discomfort.

The treatment can be performed on almost any part of the body, and is commonly used on the face, around the bikini area, back and underarms. One session can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. After treatment, the hair from the affected follicles will fall out, leaving your skin hair-free.

Why Fall and Winter Are the Best Times to Start

Fall and winter are ideal times to start your laser hair removal sessions. Hair grows in phases, so the follicles usually require six to nine sessions spaced a few weeks apart to achieve the best results. It’s also advised that you avoid sun exposure on treated areas following a laser hair removal session. Starting treatments during the cooler months of the year can help ensure that by the time next summer rolls around, you’ll be ready for that beachwear. Bikini season may be over for now, but it’s never too early to start preparing for next year.