Want Silky Smooth Skin This Summer? Start Laser Hair Removal Now

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Warm summer days are still a few months away, but if you’re thinking about laser hair removal — now is the time to schedule your appointment.At Bergen Aesthetics, we specialize in customized laser hair removal treatments to eliminate unwanted body hair just about anywhere.Aesthetic specialist Heripsime Ohanian, PhD, MD, FACOG, uses the CoolGlide® laser system from Cutera® to remove hair without damaging your skin. Dr. Ohanian recommends scheduling your initial appointment well before summer, so there’s enough time to complete your laser treatments.

What to know about laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a noninvasive procedure that uses laser energy to destroy hair follicles below the surface of your skin. Once treated, the damaged hair follicle can no longer grow new hairs.

Laser treatments are typically well-tolerated by adults of all ages. The CoolGlide laser features an innovative cooling system to soothe your skin while the laser targets hair follicles in areas like your:

  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Underarms
  • Bikini line

The CoolGlide laser is highly effective at treating all types of hair colors and thickness regardless of your skin tone. Dr. Ohanian can use the technology on individuals with very fair skin, those with dark-colored or tanned skin, and everything in between.

After your initial laser treatment, treated hairs will eventually fall out. Any new hairs that grow will appear thinner and lighter than before. When you complete your series of treatments, your skin will be silky smooth and hair-free for much longer than it would with shaving and waxing.

While many people enjoy lasting results, you might need additional maintenance treatments to keep your body free of unwanted hair. However, laser hair removal is much more convenient and comfortable for those who dislike waxing and shaving.

Why winter is the best time to start laser hair removal

The primary reason you need to start laser hair removal sessions during the winter is because you’ll likely need multiple sessions to achieve your desired results.

Multiple sessions are also necessary because the laser energy can only treat hair in the active growth phase. This means it can take a few months to complete your laser sessions and achieve optimal results. Most people need up to six sessions to eliminate unwanted hairs, and we typically space laser treatments several weeks apart.

Wintertime laser hair removal sessions also offer the added benefit of skin protection. Because laser treatments can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, undergoing laser treatments in the summer can increase your risk for a sunburn if you’re not wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts when outdoors.

Scheduling laser hair removal sessions early also ensures your skin will look great by the time summer arrives. While laser treatments are safe for all skin tones and types, there is a risk for temporary side effects like redness and swelling. Booking your sessions during the winter and spring gives your skin time to heal.

Call Bergen Aesthetics in Paramus, New Jersey, today to schedule a laser hair removal appointment or book a consultation online.