Why Winter is the Best Time for Laser Hair Removal

If many could, they would simply hibernate until the first day of spring. Winter is cold, dark, and forbidding. At the same time, these months can be productive in terms of getting things done. Laser hair removal is a treatment that makes perfect sense for the winter months.

Why is Winter the Best Time for Laser Hair Removal?

Is there an optimal season to rid oneself of unwanted follicles? Yes, and that season is winter for several reasons. Being indoors more often is a factor as is the time lapse between winter and summer. All in all, having this procedure during the cold-weather months is a plus considering the following.

Lighter Skin Reacts Better to Treatment

Because the laser used in hair elimination aims at the pigment in the hair follicles, it benefits the procedure when the skin is of a lighter hue. Under such conditions, the hair stands out in stark relief against the skin from which it sprouts. In other words, hair follicles enjoy a sort of camouflage when skin is tanned or otherwise darker from sunlight. During the winter, most people are indoors more than outside. Even if outside, furthermore, the sun is farther away, affecting skin less. So, the hair shows better during winter.

Healing Weather

Yes, the benefit of spending more time within a house or office is less exposure to the elements. Still, some exposure can be helpful. After laser removal treatment, the skin will routinely be more tender and sensitive, perhaps redder in color. The effect of colder air is to diminish the flow of blood to the treated area. In so doing, the cool air shrinks swelling and reduces pain the same way an anesthetic would, by inducing numbness to the area. One caution, though, is to avoid excessively dry air, which sometimes is an inflammatory agent.

Time Heals All Wounds

Another plus for winter laser hair removal is that the redness and swelling that follow this procedure have considerable time to fade before scarves, hats and long sleeves give way to more revealing clothing. As spring and summer approach, the skin assumes a smooth and flawless appearance, demonstrating health and beauty. Another benefit is that many individuals believe the mistaken impression that winter is the wrong time for hair removal. As a result, it is often easier to secure an appointment during December, January, and February.

Schedule a Consultation

Of course, the season of the year is just one factor when considering laser hair removal. Wilmington, Delaware residents benefit from excellent and experienced technicians who will develop a plan of treatment custom-tailored to each client. At First State Med Spa, you are welcomed and advised by seasoned practitioners who approach laser hair removal with care, detail, and friendliness.

Before anything, a private consultation with one of our professionals can help them create a treatment plan based on your hopes, goals, and concerns. Contact First State for an appointment today.