Spring fashion starts hitting the stores in early February—smack dab in the dead of winter. Most of us flip through the bright, sun-soaked pages of Marie Claire while sitting in sweat pants, watching the snow blanket the world around us. Mini skirts for Spring 2017? We read. Then we think: I haven’t even seen my legs since September! Rather than be blindsided this year, we at PAW want to help you to start planning for spring or summer right now! Here is why fall is the perfect time to start laser hair treatments:
No Sun Exposure for Laser Hair Removal…
Fall brings shorter days, crisper weather, boots and jeans and less sun! With diode laser treatments, you have to stay OUT of the sun for two to three weeks after each treatment. Not only that, if you have a tan it’s best to wait four weeks from your last sun exposure to start laser treatments (explanation below). During the summer, staying out of the sun is a dismal and impossible prospect. In the fall, it’s not that big of deal, since you have those cute new boots and skinny jeans you’ve been dying to wear.
With Laser Hair Removal, Timing is everything…
You have to wait six weeks in between each treatment, on average. Most patients need six to eight treatments to be completely, totally smooth as a baby’s hairless little bottom. Let’s do the math:
6 weeks x 6 treatments = 36 weeks or the END OF APRIL, BEGINNING OF MAY IF YOU START NOW!
Or if you need eight treatments, that puts you right at the beginning of summer. Perfect timing.
The Inconvenience and Expense of a Lifetime of Shaving…
Let’s do some more fun math:
10.9 minutes shaving x 12 times shaving a month = 130.8 minutes per month. That’s a little over two hours a month you could save. What would you do with an extra 2 hours a month?
- Start a cooking club?
- Call your grandma every Sunday?
- Volunteer at a local homeless shelter?
- Walk your elderly neighbor’s dog once a week?
Some Educational Info about Diode Lasers v IPL for Hair Removal…
Some of you may have gotten laser hair removal treatments in the past, but the hair has grown back. You may have been treated with an IPL laser. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It works by delivering a scattered pulse of light to the pigment in the hair, destroying the follicle. The problem with IPL for hair removal is that it also destroys skin cells, if the cells have any pigment at all. That is why IPL only works for light skinned patients with dark hair. IPL also hurts, causing a pretty painful burning sensation to the skin, as well as redness and swelling post treatment.
IPL is a less expensive hair removal method than diode lasers and is often offered through coupon apps like Groupon. But, with IPL you also need more treatments, usually up to 12 to see results. AND, we just can’t emphasize enough here at PAW that spa treatments should be done by a licensed physician, as they are medical procedures!
Diode lasers, like the state-of-the-art Palomar Vectus laser, work by delivering one spectrum of energy directly to the hair follicle and not to the surrounding skin. A skilled, trained technician sets the wavelength on the laser according to your skin type, which can be anywhere from fair to dark skinned. Lasers with a cooling fan make the process completely painless and we rarely see swelling or redness.
With eight diode laser treatments we feel comfortable telling patient they will have permanent hair removal, not hair reduction as with IPL. It takes eight treatments because the laser only targets hair in the active growing stage, and unfortunately, our hair grows at different stages. So, to make sure we get every last pesky hair, it usually takes six to eight treatments.
A great resource for real patient reviews and information about beauty treatments including laser hair removal: realself.com. When you read these reviews, please be discerning who was administering the treatment. Was it a medical doctor or a beautician with no medical training?
Here is the Laser Hair Removal Deal…
At PAW we offer a lifetime package deal, where patients pay for six treatments but receive eight. During the course of the patient’s lifetime, if any hair grows back at all, we only charge $25 a treatment. All of our laser treatments are done by a medical doctor extensively trained in using the diode laser.
We are running a fall laser hair removal BOGO special that you can take advantage of to be ready by spring or summer. Call us for a complimentary consultation and get started now!
Laser Hair Treatment Quick Rundown
- Diode lasers are the BEST, most effective, best results
- Chest, back, faces, arms, armpits, legs, bikini line are all treatment areas for laser hair removal.
- 5-30 minutes sessions
- Average 6 weeks in between sessions
- 2-3 weeks out of the direct sun before and after each treatment
- Low discomfort (truly, not just saying that)
- No downtime (again, that’s the truth)