Laser Hair Removal
Semi-permanent hair reduction — and fewer ingrown hairs and bumps — can be achieved within a matter of weeks with laser hair removal. (Though the exact time frame depends on the person and area of the body being targeted.) The process involves laser light that emits a beam that bypasses the epidermis and disables the reproductive cycle of the hair within the follicle.
"While you can start any time of year, we recommend starting in the Winter months so that you are super smooth for Spring and Summer," says Shobha Tummala, Founder & CEO of Shobha in New York City.
"Plus, this is usually when you have less exposure to the sun so you don't have to plan around beach days to get lasered. You must wait three days after direct sun exposure to receive a laser treatment, and spray-tanned or sunburned skin cannot be lasered."
Chris Karavolas, owner of Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal in New York City adds, "Treatments should be performed when someone does not have a tan, so that the correct energy can be applied without hurting the skin."