Winter’s here, which means, if you’re like many people, you’ve probably taken a bit of break from whatever your preferred method of hair removal is. Why wax/shave/use Nair when no one’s going to see your legs anyway?
Although it might seem counter-intuitive, winter is actually the perfect time to consider laser hair removal to get rid of your unwanted hair for good. There are several benefits to scheduling hair removal in the winter. Here are just a few.
Laser Hair Removal Works Best on Untanned Skin
Laser hair removal works because the pigment found in your hair follicles absorbs the heat and energy from the laser beams. The energy from the laser destroys the follicles, so that new hair can’t grow. Although newer laser treatments are suitable for people of all complexions, the treatment typically works best when there’s a considerable contrast between the color of your hair and the color of your skin. Dark hair on light skin is the easiest to remove with lasers, for example.
That said, having a tan, which you are very likely to have in the middle of the summer, can disrupt the results you get from laser hair removal. To get best possible results, it’s better to schedule your treatment sessions for a time when your skin’s been under cover and is its natural, untanned color.
You’re Spending Less Time Outdoors
After laser hair removal, it’s usually recommended that you avoid sun exposure on the treated area. Your skin will be more sensitive to the effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays after laser treatment. Exposure to sunlight can cause discoloration or spots to develop.
Winter has a few advantages when it comes to avoiding sun exposure after your hair removal treatment. For one thing, the colder temperatures mean you are less likely to be outdoors for considerable stretches of time. The days are shorter and the sun sets earlier than in the summer, so there’s less time for exposure overall. Finally, you’re more likely to be wearing clothing that covers up the area you’re getting treated in the winter than you are in the summer.
You Won’t Be Taken By Surprise
It always seems like that first nice day of spring comes out of nowhere. One day, you’re in long pants and a full jacket. The next you’re digging around for a cute skirt or pair of shorts and wondering where your razor is.
Scheduling laser hair removal over the winter months means that you’ll be ready when that first warm, sunny day rolls around. You won’t have to scramble to shave or book at last-minute appointment at your local spa or salon.
You’ll Have Plenty of Time for Multiple Treatments
One last advantage of scheduling laser hair removal in the winter. You’l have time to actually lose the hair and time to schedule additional treatments, if needed. Laser treatments only work on hair that’s actively growing. Not every follicle is in the active phase at the same time, so you usually need to schedule multiple treatment sessions (depending on the treatment area) to get the full results.
It might also be that you decided to get laser hair removal on one area of the body, but find that you like the results enough that you want to treat another area. For instance, you might have initially wanted to remove the hair from your legs, but later decide to also get rid of the hair under your arms. If you schedule your treatments early on in the winter, you’ll have plenty of time to book more sessions before spring and summer arrive.
Ready to book your laser hair removal consultation? Call to 305-866-2177 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Diane Walder or one of her associates today.