Summary: If you never want to shave again, laser hair removal could be a good way to ensure that happens. But when should you get laser hair removal? Is there an optimal time of the year? Or an optimal time of your life, for that matter? Knowing when you should get laser hair removal seems like an important part of the process, does it? Although, it’s also possible it won’t matter all that much.
When Should You Get Laser Hair Removal?
No one enjoys the process of shaving (okay–very, very few people enjoy it. Maybe there’s someone out there who does). So why do shave? Well, that’s a complicated question–one that we’re going to sidestep for the moment. Suffice it to say, there’s plenty of social pressure to appear hairless.
But there’s gotta be an easier way, right? Shaving is time consuming. It can be painful. The problem is that alternatives have many of the same problems. Waxing, for example, is also time consuming and painful. The one solution that seems to get the job done as a viable alternative is laser hair removal. But that brings up a question: when should you get laser hair removal?
The Timing of Laser Hair Removal
There are two ways to interpret this “when” question: at what point in your life should you get laser hair removal? And at what point of the year should you get laser hair removal? They’re both legitimate questions. But they’re both answered in different ways.
The timing of your laser hair removal could matter pretty significantly, after all. It’s not as though there’s a “too early” or “too late” to undergo this procedure. Whenever you choose to get a laser hair removal treatment, you’ll get to enjoy smooth skin. It’s more about what suits your lifestyle and your needs.
When in Life Should You Undergo Laser Hair Removal?
So, let’s take the big question first: at what point in your life should you get a laser hair removal procedure? The answer to that particular question is going to be pretty simple: whenever you want to. In theory, laser hair removal is going to be permanent (though hair may start to grow back in five or ten years, depending on your physiology).
So the big picture timing is really up to you. For most people, there are two important criteria that dictate when they undergo laser hair removal:
- They have sufficient expendable income to afford the procedure.
- They are at a point where they are sick and tired of shaving, waxing, or removing hair in other ways.
That’s it! That’s all you need to reach the “let’s get laser hair removal” stage.
What Time of Year Should You Get Laser Hair Removal?
What’s a little more important timing wise is the time of year. Most people will undergo laser hair removal in autumn and winter. Because your hair grows in stages, it will usually take 3-4 sessions to completely remove your hair. Those sessions are usually placed a few weeks apart. And because the laser needs to identify the hair in order to accurately target the follicle, that means you’re going to be growing out your hair for a few months.
Many people prefer to undergo laser hair removal during those fall and winter months because they will have fewer problems hiding all that growing hair! Additionally, this means that their smooth skin will be ready to show off come summer.
What’s More Fun Than Shaving?
Laser hair removal won’t work for everyone. There are some hair and skin types that can’t be treated quite as effectively (although that’s constantly improving). But for those who do benefit from the procedure, laser hair removal is a fantastic means to avoid having so shave, wax, or remove hair in some other way.
With laser hair removal, you’ll never have to shave again. And for many patients, the best time to achieve that transformation is, simply, now.
About the Author: Dan Voltz has been writing about plastic and cosmetic surgery for almost five years. He’s constantly been in touch with surgeons to ensure he has the latest and accurate information possible.