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Why Winter is the Perfect Time for Laser Hair Removal

Body hair? That’s a spring and summer problem. You’re happy to cover up your stubble with a sleeve or a pant leg for a few more months. 

Or you could start the process of being hair-free before bikini season (and all year round). 

Dr. Divina Averilla and our team at Love Your Body Medical Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada, specialize in getting you ready for summer, and often, that starts with literally zapping away your unwanted body hair. 

But it doesn’t happen overnight. Here’s everything you should know about wintertime hair maintenance. 

Why start laser hair removal now?

If you know someone who’s had laser hair removal, then you’ve likely been impressed by the results. We hope your friend also told you it took more than one session to get their smooth skin. 

On average, it takes anywhere from 3-7 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart to get the ultra-smooth, hairless look. 

That’s why we recommend starting right now. 

If you come in during the peak of winter, you’ll be at or near your desired results by the time you’re ready to jet off on a summer vacation. 

How laser hair removal works

Once you understand the process of laser hair removal, you’ll know why you’ll need to see us more than once. 

Think of your hair as an iceberg: You only see some of the hair shaft poking through your skin. Below are the hair follicle and bulb, where those pesky hairs anchor themselves into your skin and start their growth cycles. Not all hair follicles are in the same growth stage at the same time.

Shaving, waxing, and plucking only temporarily remove visible hair, but our laser hair removal treatment targets hair where it begins to ensure it doesn’t come back. 

The lasers heat and destroy your unwanted body hair all the way down to the follicle. The result is a follicle that can no longer support regular hair growth, and you’re left with flawless, hairless skin. 

Finer, lighter hair tends to respond more quickly to laser hair removal, while darker, coarser hair needs a few more treatments. Either way, everyone needs multiple sessions so we can catch your hairs at the peak of their growth cycle and ensure permanent damage to the follicle. 

The best news is that we can use laser hair removal almost anywhere on your body. From your underarms and between your brows to your more sensitive and delicate nether regions — laser hair removal can do it all. 

What to expect

Laser hair removal isn’t only effective and versatile, it’s virtually painless (much less painful than razor burn and hot wax). Many of our patients experience a pinching or snapping sensation during treatment, but otherwise, the procedure is quite tolerable. 

You can expect to be a little pink and swollen for a few days, but if you follow Dr. Averilla’s aftercare instructions, you should be able to move on from them quickly. 

So, if you want to plan ahead for summer this year, look no further than Love Your Body Medical Spa. You can request an appointment online or over the phone to get started today.

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