A common misconception is thinking the ideal time to have laser treatments is in the spring and summer, since those are the times you’ll be showing off your skin more. However, the opposite is actually true since your skin needs time to recover from such treatments.
Take advantage of these winter months and prepare your skin for the summer ahead. Winter’s gray skies provide an amazing opportunity for laser treatments. “Why?” you ask, Let us explain!
Why Winter Is the Best Time for Laser Treatments
Your summer tan has had a chance to fade – Lasers are designed to focus on precise areas of hyperpigmentation, but are limited in their ability to work on sunburned or tanned skin. Thankfully, during the winter months, your skin has had time to recover from any summer sun exposure.
Sun exposure is less likely – Your skin will be sensitive and vulnerable after a laser skin resurfacing treatment. Exposure to the sun’s UV rays only intensifies the skin’s sensitivity, and can lead to undesirable consequences, like pigmentation. By undergoing treatment during the winter months, you’re more likely to be staying indoors which better protects your skin.
Winter layers provide the protection you need – When you undergo skin resurfacing treatments that remove the outer layer of dead skin cells, you need to give your body time to heal naturally. Sweater weather provides another layer of protection as your skin heals. Not only will your winter wardrobe protect your skin, but it can help hide any lingering side effects such as redness, swelling, or flaky skin. Think a cozy, chunky scarf and oversized hats!
Room for results – Some laser treatments, including laser hair removal, require more than one session to achieve your desired results. As treatments can only address hair in the active growth phase, it can take several follow-up treatments to permanently remove all of your unwanted body hair. If you start your sessions now, your treatment can be complete by the time summer arrives, which ensures your legs and skin are ready for the beach!
Perfect time to pamper yourself – For some of us, winter blues set in and can be hard to shake. By scheduling self-care appointments for skin laser treatments, you can pamper your body and revive your positive spirits. There’s no better time to relax with a laser treatment than on a cold winter day!
Which Laser Skin Treatments Are Right For You?
If you’re not sure what laser skin treatments are right for you, start by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Turnure. He can evaluate the condition of your skin and recommend the right treatment options based on your health and desired results.
By the time the summer months are in sight, your skin will feel better, look younger, and be healthier than ever! If you’re ready to get started, now’s the time! Come see us at La Bella Vita Medi Spa. or call today, (916) 624-4959.