The Best Time to Start Laser Hair Removal is Winter

Posted on January 11, 2018 by Dr Elenora Fedoneko

Some people enjoy the winter season, while others shy away from the bone-chilling winds and harsh weather that comes with it. The cold air also ushers in a host of skin conditions such as dry skin, and it can also exacerbate a razor burn. Thus, traditional forms of hair removal such as shaving become more of a chore than ever during wintry conditions. One way to minimize the chance of skin irritation and keep your legs looking smooth and beautiful is by starting a series of laser hair removal treatments.


Understandably, showing off your legs might not be a top priority for you in cold weather, but the fall and winter months are actually the best time of the year to start these treatments. Professional grade laser hair removal is very powerful and effective method of hair removal, but it can also make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Ideally, you should have at least two weeks of minimal sun exposure before each session. Thus, even if winter isn’t one of your favorite seasons, you can still take advantage of this period of reduced sunshine to begin your laser hair removal treatments.


Hair on the legs tends to be coarser than other areas of the body, and it typically takes six to eight treatments to permanently reduce the unwanted hair. Laser hair removal takes time to work, and we recommend spacing treatments four to six weeks apart to achieve maximum results. Patients generally experience minimal discomfort during the procedure, but a numbing agent can be applied before the treatment to further enhance your comfort. During each session, your aesthetic technician will focus a gentle beam of high-intensity light on the unwanted hair follicles. Laser hair removal works best when the difference between your skin and hair color is easily distinguishable. Thus, if your skin is tanned you’re likely to get suboptimal results and it may also increase your chance of side effects with certain types of lasers. You can reduce this risk by scheduling your laser hair removal sessions during the least sunny months.


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