Why Is Winter an Ideal Time for Laser Hair Removal?
At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we perform laser hair removal on nearly every part of the body. From your chin to your toes, we have your desire for hairless skin covered. While we perform laser hair removal year-round, certain times of year may benefit you more than others when it comes to achieving the best results.
The ideal season for hair removal is one with the least amount of sun exposure. Because we spend a lot of time in the sun in the summertime, laser hair removal poses the least risk in the wintertime. Sun stimulates melanin production in the skin, producing the deeper pigment we recognize as a tan. While bronzing in the sun may be sought after by some, it is one of the biggest adversaries when it comes to laser hair removal as well as any anti-aging efforts you may undergo. When your skin is at its lightest, the chances of any skin color changes following hair removal are minimized, allowing your laser technician to treat you at the optimal setting for your skin type and hair characteristics to create the most desirable results.
Regardless of the season, the first 48-72 hours following laser hair removal must be spent away from sun exposure. Wearing broad-spectrum, high-SPF sunscreens containing zinc can protect the skin from sun damage year-round and is especially important around the times of treatment. It is also recommended that you limit sun exposure four weeks prior to and two weeks following laser hair removal. While self-tanner is generally a good option for obtaining a faux bronze glow, we recommend you avoid it while undergoing treatment as it may affect the laser’s ability to see the hair follicle.
Another benefit to undergoing laser hair removal in the winter before bathing suit season arrives is so that you will have optimal results by the time summer arrives. We are currently offering many laser hair removal specials for patients to take advantage of, viewable on our Specials page. To make your appointment, please contact us today. Connect with Laser Lights on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest skincare news and information.