Complements When is the perfect time for laser hair removal?


The warmer months are upon us and it’s time to start preparing for summer! Who doesn’t get sick of waxing, tweezing and shaving unwanted body hair? If you fall into that category, right now is the perfect time to think about laser hair removal.

Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, targets the pigment in hair and destroys the follicle, allowing for hair removal. This process can take several treatments and are spread out over four to eight weeks. Because several sessions are needed to complete the treatment, right now is the best time to start before your skin can become tanned.

Untanned skin works best so that IPL can target the pigment in the hair follicle and destroy it without worrying about the contrast of skin tone and any risks of burning.

IPL can be used to treat practically anywhere on your body. Our most popular treatments areas are the bikini line, legs, underarms and lip and chin.

If you’re thinking about laser hair removal then start early and get ready to throw out your razor! Contact Mount Nittany Physician Group Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery at 814.231.7878 to schedule a consultation.