Why Winter is the Best Time for Laser Hair Removal

Dr. Lee Colony  In: Laser Hair Removal

Do you want smooth, hair-free skin this summer, so you can feel confident wearing tank tops, bikinis, and shorts? If this sounds like you, you may want to look into laser hair removal. Laser hair removal can eliminate unwanted body hair from almost any area, with long-term results. However, what many people don’t know is that the best time to get laser hair removal treatments is actually during the winter months. Read on for some benefits of undergoing this treatment during the winter.

Benefit 1: Less Sun Exposure

Because laser hair removal works best on lighter skin with darker hair, the winter months are a great time to undergo this treatment, since your skin is less likely to be tanned by the sun. Plus, you must avoid sun exposure to the treated areas 2-4 weeks after your laser hair removal treatment, and when you are more covered up during the winter months, avoiding sun exposure is much easier than in the summer.

Benefit 2: Easy to Cover Up

Prior to your laser hair removal appointment, you will need to avoid exposing the treatment areas to the sun for at least two weeks before your treatment as well. When you schedule your treatments in the winter, this is much easier, as you will be more likely to have your arms and legs covered.

Benefit 3: Results Take Time

Laser hair removal targets hair in the first stage of growth, so several sessions are needed to eliminate all of the hair in the treatment area. Most patients need about 4-6 sessions spaced over the course of six months before they see optimal results. Because of this, you should start your hair removal treatment process long before you wish to wear summer clothing that shows off your smooth skin.

If you are planning on having smooth skin this summer, now is the time to schedule your laser hair removal treatments! If you are interested in learning more about this treatment in the East Lansing area, contact our office today to schedule your consultation appointment.

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