Plan Ahead for a Smooth Summer

lady bathrobe in winter country house long tanned bare legsWhen you are in the middle of the chilly winter months, preparing for the summer is probably the last thing on your mind. But there are advantages to planning ahead – what if something you did now would save you a lot of time and trouble when the warmer weather comes? Here are some reasons why now is the time for laser hair removal!

Why Schedule Hair Removal Now?

In a laser hair removal procedure, the laser destroys hair cells without harming the surrounding skin. There are so many benefits to laser hair removal: it is safe and FDA approved, treatments only take a few minutes at a time, and, perhaps best of all, 85% to 90% of the hair is gone for good. Laser hair removal can be used to remove unwanted hair on men and women on the face, arms, legs, underarms, bikini area, and chest. A numbing cream is applied to the skin before the treatment, and most patients report that it doesn’t hurt – it just feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin.

However, it does take a bit of planning ahead so that you can enjoy these benefits by bikini season. You will need time before the procedure to prepare your skin. If you have a tan, it should be allowed to fade away, and you should avoid the sun on treatment areas for 4 to 6 weeks before your session. You’ll also have to stop plucking, waxing, and having electrolysis for a time before your appointment. You may be given other instructions to follow at your consultation to prepare your skin. And, you should also know that although treatments only take a few minutes, it can take more than one treatment to get rid of hair.

Deciding what to do about unwanted hair probably isn’t on your list of things to do right now, but if you schedule a laser hair removal appointment now it can mean a lot more fun (and a lot less hassle) once the warm weather comes! Contact Alfonso Barrera Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery for a laser hair removal consultation at the Houston office. Call (713) 468-5200 today!

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