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Snowflakes and Swimsuits?

Woman with smooth legs

During this time of year, we are more often thinking about building snowmen or shoveling and salting the sidewalk. To bring up the topic of swimsuit season may sound utterly ludicrous, right? Maybe not! There is value in thinking about the upcoming months of warmth. Not only does it give you something to look forward to, but it also gives you time to consider the beauty treatments that might elevate your confidence when the time comes for shorts and flip-flops. We’re not talking about body-contouring, either. We’re talking about laser hair removal.

What is laser hair removal?

If you’re still waxing and shaving, you’re behind the times. That doesn’t mean you can’t catch up within a couple of months and a few convenient appointments in our Westerville dermatology practice. Laser hair removal eliminates the chore of grooming away unwanted hair from the legs, face, arms, or another area. Treatment disables hair follicles by targeting their hair-producing function with pulses of laser light. At the same time, this energy vaporizes hair that is present in the follicle at the time of treatment.

Why Winter is the Best Time for Laser Hair Removal

There are a few factors that promote the best results from laser hair removal, and they just so happen to be at their strongest during Wintertime. Skin tone is one of the most relevant factors in the success of laser hair removal. This is because laser energy gets absorbed by the pigment in hair. Undergoing treatment when the skin is lighter is ideal because there is little competition between hair color and skin color. Before laser hair removal, it is also beneficial to avoid sunless tanning products.

Another reason why laser hair removal is a great Wintertime treatment is that the completion of the process can take a few months. An early start means completing the 8 to 12 treatment sessions in time for ultimate summer smoothness.

Is laser hair removal for you?

Would you like to spend more time doing things that you love rather than shaving or visiting the waxing salon? Are razor bumps an uncomfortable problem you would like to resolve? These are just two good reasons to consider laser hair removal. In most cases, the patients we consult with are interested in this treatment simply because they want to enjoy smooth skin all the time.

Learn more about laser hair removal and what it can do for you. Call Westerville Dermatology at 614-895-0400.


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