Have you spent the last few cold-weather months feeling prickly and daydreaming about silky smooth, low-maintenance skin? It’s time to ditch those irritating disposable razors and choose something a little more permanent. And this might come as a surprise, but winter is the best time for laser hair removal. While you might be spending more time hibernating and less time showing off your tan, getting your laser hair removal done while it’s still cold outside will ensure that you’re ready for the summer when it finally comes.
Why Winter Laser Hair Removal is Better
There are many different reasons why it’s better to get your laser hair removal done in the winter, but here are some of the most important ones:
· You’re spending less time in the sun
· Your tan won’t interfere with the treatments
· You have time for follow-up visits before the sun comes out again
· You’re likely shaving or waxing less
Let’s break these reasons down a bit more. Getting your laser hair removal done during the winter while you’re spending less time in the sun makes it easier to avoid direct sunlight, which is a requirement after laser hair removal treatments. If you’re done with your treatments by the time the last snowfall melts, you’ll be ready to shake off the blankets and pajama bottoms and show off your silky-smooth skin as soon as the weather permits it again.
And while it’s important to avoid direct sunlight for a day or two after your treatments, it’s also important to avoid it before your treatments. Whether you prefer bikini bottoms and beachy rays, spray tanning, tanning lotions, or tanning beds at the gym, any kind of tanning for four weeks before your treatment can interfere. If you’re too tan or sunburnt before treatment, we will have to reschedule. You can avoid this hassle by using laser hair removal treatments to cure those pesky winter blues!
For most people, laser hair removal isn’t a one-and-done treatment. On average, it takes five or six treatments to achieve optimal results. It may be fewer for some people, but this is what we urge you to expect. After each treatment, the hair gets thinner and easier to remove. Like we said, if you start now, you’ll be ready by the time the snow thaws and the sun is shining again! Each appointment lasts between 20 minutes and an hour, depending on the hair type and body part. Starting in the winter also means that you can spend less time avoiding the sun between appointments and more time soaking up the rays as you please.
Another important consideration is how recently you’ve waxed or shaved. Because our laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in your hair follicles, it wouldn’t work if there weren’t hair follicles there to target. In the winter, many of us go longer without shaving or waxing than we do in the summer. Shaving the day before your laser hair removal is ideal because it ensures that the hairs are short enough not to get in the way, but there are still follicles there to zap. This is much easier for most people to commit to in the winter months.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
The good news is that there aren’t many people who aren’t good candidates for laser hair removal. It’s a pretty basic procedure with no downtime and minimal pain. Depending on your sensitivity level and pain tolerance, your treatments might feel a bit uncomfortable or mildly painful. Most people compare it to being snapped with a rubber band, which isn’t particularly pleasant, but the discomfort fades quickly, and the results are much longer-lasting.
If you have extremely sensitive skin or another skin condition, talk to our clinician before booking an appointment. Most other individuals are ideal candidates for laser hair removal. And it tends to work best for those with light skin and dark hair. Because lighter hair colors don’t absorb light as well as darker colors do, anyone with gray, red, white, or blond hair might need additional treatments. But the good news is that you can still expect incredible results!
The Laser Hair Removal Process
Shaving is a hassle, and waxing is painful if you have sensitive skin. Add in how temporary these hair-removal processes are, and it’s easy to see why so many people have chosen a better way. Laser hair removal is simple, nearly painless, and it’s faster than you’d think. This quick and convenient procedure can leave you feeling smooth and carefree all summer long, and throughout the rest of the year too, if you do it right.
During your laser hair removal session, one of our incredible medical professionals will use a laser or a concentrated beam of light to remove unwanted hair from the area(s) you’ve chosen. Your hair’s pigment absorbs the laser’s light and converts it to heat, which damages the hair follicles, and inhibits or slows down their growth. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective process that conveniently delays hair growth for long periods. And now is the best time to schedule your consultation and get started! Winter laser hair removal treatments lead to silky-smooth, hassle-free summer months. Call us today or fill out an appointment request to schedule a consultation.