Why Winter Is the Best Time of Year for Laser Hair Removal

Why Winter Is the Best Time of Year for Laser Hair Removal

Do you love the way your legs look and feel when they are freshly waxed or shaved? Do you wish you could have that smoothness permanently? You can!

There are lots of reasons to consider laser hair removal, including the convenience of not having to worry about hair removal, and the costs associated with it, as well as liking the way it looks and feels. There are also things to consider like fewer ingrown hairs and less risk of slicing yourself with a razor.

During the winter, it’s easy to forget about what a pain hair removal is, but winter is the perfect time to think about laser hair removal. Here are a few of the reasons you should add laser hair removal treatments to your winter to-do list.

You’re pale

Yes, your summer skin is beautiful, but the pasty paleness of winter means that there are fewer risks to laser hair removal. Any tan, whether from the sun or from sunless tanning lotion or any other source, raises the chances of adverse reactions to laser hair removal.

Your skin is covered

We don’t have to tell you that New York winters are cold. The good news, as far as laser hair removal is concerned: If you’re dressed for the weather, your skin is protected from the sun’s harmful rays.

Following laser hair removal treatments, it’s important for you to protect your skin. You may be more susceptible to burning and the potential damage that comes with it.

You still need to use sunscreen if you get laser hair removal in the winter, but simply dressing normally provides a measure of protection you wouldn’t have in the summer.

You need multiple treatments

You may be thinking that you should just wait until summer is a little closer, but the fact is you’ll need more than one treatment, so the sooner you get started, the better.

Your hair grows in three stages, and laser hair removal only works on hair during the active growth stage. This means that only a portion of your hair — the portion in the active growth stage — is permanently removed during each treatment.

To achieve optimal results, you’ll need several treatments, 2-3 at least. The treatments are spaced out over several weeks in an effort to treat all of the hair in the target area.

Darker hair is easier to target

Have you ever noticed that your hair is darker in the winter? Laser hair removal can be effective on any hair, but the darker and coarser the hair, the fewer treatments required most of the time.

If the hair you’d like to have removed is darker in the winter, that’s one more reason to go ahead and book your appointment now!

Work on your summer body now

If you find yourself daydreaming about shorts, sandals, and swimsuits as you adjust the thermostat and pull your sweater closer, consider laser hair removal as a way to get one step closer to the summer of your dreams.

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of laser hair removal in the winter, give us a call at Laser Bar and Spa. We’re happy to discuss your specific situation and goals with you and suggest a treatment plan that will have you ready for your bikini by Summer!

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