When is the best time for laser hair removal? Joel Schlessinger MD shares.Laser hair removal is a safe and easy procedure that gets rid of unwanted body hair. This quick procedure can give lasting results for both men and women. But, when is the best time to receive a laser hair removal procedure? Joel Schlessinger MD shares his advice on this common question.

“It is best to have laser hair removal performed in the late fall, winter and early spring rather than the summer,” said Joel Schlessinger MD.

He explains that laser hair removal requires light skin and dark hair for the most effective results. The laser targets the pigment in the hair, killing the follicle and removing the hair. However, if the skin becomes darker, it can ruin the results of a laser hair treatment.

“Sunlight causes a tan and any tan can shortstop the laser light, resulting in a burn,” Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

“While some people who are very light and don’t go out in the sun during the summer can still have it performed during the summer, this is more the exception than the rule.”

For the best results, Joel Schlessinger MD says that laser hair removal should be performed in the cooler months when there is less of a chance that you will be exposed to prolonged direct sunlight.

“The risk of treatments with laser goes up substantially in the summertime, so it is best to receive treatments in the fall, winter or spring.”

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Posted Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 4:55 pm
Filed Under Category: Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Hair Loss, Laser Treatments
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