You’re covered in comfy layers, and most of the skin on your body hasn’t seen direct sunlight in months. Do you know what this means?
It’s prime time to schedule laser hair removal treatments!
Most people don’t associate sweater weather with unwanted body hair, but we know better. As skin care experts, we know that winter is the ideal time for undergoing laser hair removal for a number of important reasons.
To help you better understand the laser hair removal process, we thought a mini refresher course might be in order. Here are the ABC’s of effective and hassle-free laser hair removal.
You know the saying bikini bodies are made in the winter? It’s true! Patience is paramount, and scheduling treatments months before you intend to bare it is key. Here’s why: Hair grows in stages, which means that all the hairs on your body are not consistently active. Since hair removal only works on active hair follicles, it can take multiple treatments spread out over the course of months to achieve smooth, hair-free skin on your targeted areas.
Broad spectrum protection
In the winter, your skin is protected under layers of clothing, so you are getting broad spectrum protection without even trying. This is crucial for laser hair removal treatments because lasers hate the sun. We repeat—laser treatments hate the sun! For optimal results, laser hair removal needs contrast between light skin and dark hair follicles. If your skin is darkened with melanin from sun exposure or even a fake tan, it can interfere with the laser’s ability to target your hair follicles. Sun exposure either before or after your laser treatment can also increase risk of other side effects, so broad spectrum protection is vital!
Laser hair removal needs hair to work, particularly your hair roots, so waxing and plucking are out. The other requirement for effective treatment is a bit of stubble on your targeted areas, which is another summer nightmare. Thank goodness for winter because you can let your hair down, so to speak. When you’re under layers of clothing, you don’t have to shave daily. That means you can undergo laser hair removal at your leisure and sport all the stubble you want because no will see it unless you want them to!