Prep for Next Summer, This Winter: Why Laser Hair Removal Is Best Done During the Winter Months
It may be the season of sweaters and boots, but it is never too early to get started on your looks for the warmer days filled with beaches, shorts, and swimsuits! What better way to prepare for those days than by trying to remove some excess stubborn body hair once and for all? Laser hair removal is a fantastic treatment to tackle during the winter months, and you can be sure the results will be prominent and exciting when summer rolls around! Imagine – no more shaving, using creams, and dealing with rashes and razor burn all summer long! Instead, you’ll have the ability to enjoy the warm weather without the hassle of having to shave every day. But what makes laser hair removal services so popular during the winter months, as opposed to in the summer? Let’s take a look and see why winter is the best season for this procedure!
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a wonderful option for those who are tired of shaving, using creams, or waxing. Since it is important to shave regularly in order to maintain the look of no hair, it can become time consuming, over time, expensive. The cost of razors and shaving cream, waxes, and creams have gone up in price over the years, and having to use these on a daily basis can really be difficult on the wallet. So many opt for laser hair removal instead.
Laser hair removal involves using a very bright light, such as a laser, to target the individual hairs, and then heating the pigment in the hairs until it kills the root, causing hair to stop growing at that follicle. Because it focuses on the pigment of the hair, it will not work with extremely light hair colors, such as blond hair.
The procedure itself is virtually pain-free and stress-free and typically takes between 7 and 10 sessions to completely remove hair. Since it is completely safe,it can be used anywhere on the body where you might want to be hair-free.
Why Get Laser Hair Removal in Winter?
When it comes to choosing the perfect time for your laser hair removal procedure, you may be wondering why you should choose winter instead of getting it done in the summer. In fact, it is a good idea to get the procedure done during the cooler months instead of when it is the perfect weather for shorts and swimming. Let’s take a look at why that is.
After you finish a session of laser hair removal, your skin may look and feel sunburned for a few days. This can be distressing for some – especially if your legs are reddish or blistered. You may not want to be going to the beach or wearing shorts during this time – a good reason why it is perfect for the cooler months when you will be wearing jeans and leggings.
Also, after getting a laser hair removal treatment, it is very important to keep your skin out of the sunlight. If you must expose the area to the sun, using a high SPF sunscreen is vital to ensure the protection of your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. As this can be difficult during beach weather or when it is hot and sunny outside, it is a lot easier to do this during the winter.
After a laser hair removal treatment, it is also crucial that you avoid tanning or tanning beds. This can be harmful to the skin normally, but when it is sensitive after a treatment, it can be more damaging. Because tanning and having a tan complexion is common during the summer months, it can be beneficial to choose to remove hair in the winter so that you can engage in your normal summer activities without worry when the time comes!
If you begin your laser hair removal treatment now, you will be getting ready for the summer, and by the time the warmer weather comes back around, you will have hair-free, smooth skin with no worries about needing to use razors, creams, or waxes again.
Ready to ditch the razors? If you would like to learn more about laser hair removal or to schedule an appointment, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today at 310-393-9359.