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Why Winter Is the Ideal Time to Kickoff Laser Hair Removal Treatments

Man and woman sitting outside on their patio with their dog drinking coffee.

Sure, summer vacation might seem far, far away at the moment, but if you’re dreaming of sandy beaches and smooth, sun-kissed skin, now could be the perfect time to start laser hair removal. This treatment is popular among both women and men and can be performed virtually anywhere on your body where you have unwanted hair you’d like to get rid of. Here are just some of the top reasons why the winter is one of the best seasons for laser hair removal!

1. Cozy Clothing Is In

Laser hair removal works by directing controlled laser energy to the targeted area, where it is absorbed by the pigment in your unwanted hair follicles. This disables them and keeps them from growing new hair in the future. However, this process takes several treatments, since only hair that is in its active growth phase is targeted by the laser. So in between your LHR sessions, you’ll need to take special care of your skin.

The good news is that you shouldn’t have to worry about shaving too frequently between sessions if you schedule your first ones in the winter months when you’ll be covering up with comfy sweats and jeans. Additionally, your skin might be red or irritated directly after your laser treatment, but this can also be covered up with cozy winter clothes.

2. You Get a Break From the Sun

Another way you’ll need to care for your skin after each laser hair removal session is by keeping it out of the sun and tanning beds. This is because sun exposure can create complications such as blistering, scarring and hyperpigmentation. If you start your LHR treatments in the winter months when you’re less likely to be lounging by the pool or spending long days at the beach, it’ll be easier to care for your skin.

If you have to go outside in the sun during your laser hair removal treatments, make sure you wear sunscreen and try to seek shade whenever possible.

3. LHR Works Better If You’re Not Tanned, Anyway

Not only can sun exposure cause complications in between LHR sessions, but it also makes your skin darker, which can hinder your results. Laser hair removal works best when there is a significant contrast between the color of your hair and skin, since the laser needs to target the pigment in your hair. So if you have dark hair and fair skin, you’ll see better results than if you were to tan, making it difficult for the laser to discern between the pigment in your hair and the pigment in your skin.

Laser hair removal can be safe and effective for virtually all skin tones. Just be sure to work with a trained professional.

4. Have Smooth Skin in Time for Summer

Most people need anywhere from 6 to 9 LHR treatment sessions spaced several weeks apart to see full results, although you should notice that you need to shave less and less often with each treatment you get. In order to have the smooth, glistening skin you want in time for summer, you’ll need to start your first treatment well in advance. So why not start during the winter so you have plenty of time to work on your summer skin before the sun comes back in full force?

 

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Why Winter Is the Ideal Time to Kickoff Laser Hair Removal Treatments
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Why Winter Is the Ideal Time to Kickoff Laser Hair Removal Treatments
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What’s the best season for laser hair removal? The experts at Simply Smooth Laser Center in Tampa, Florida explain why winter and LHR are BFFs.
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