Why is winter the best time to do laser hair removal?

The winter months are already here, and with them the opportunity to prepare your skin for the cold season through laser hair removal.

The question that often arises is why winter is the best time to try laser hair removal? In this article, we’ll take a look at what laser hair removal is, what its benefits are, and what are the main reasons why the colder months are perfect for this cosmetic procedure.

What is laser hair removal and what are its benefits?

Laser hair removal is a very effective and long-lasting method of removing any unwanted hair. It is carried out in a suitable cosmetic studio. During the procedure, a qualified beautician acts by directing light pulses through a special device to the hair follicles, destroying them or slowing and stopping their growth. Laser hair removal not only removes all unwanted hair, but also stimulates the production of collagen in the skin. This process improves its structure and makes it more elastic.

In winter, you have the opportunity to prepare your skin for the new season by giving it the necessary recovery period after the procedure. For optimal results, several sessions are required, to be conducted at intervals of 4 to 6 weeks. The benefits of laser hair removal are numerous, some of them are:

  • Long-lasting effect – Laser hair removal could provide you with permanent hair removal on all areas of the body. After the treatments are completed, the hair in the treated areas will grow much slower.
  • Effectiveness – Laser hair removal is very effective and can effectively remove any type of hair. It also reduces the risk of them growing back.
  • Safety – Laser hair removal is a safe method that does not damage the skin.

Laser hair removal is suitable for people with all skin types, including darker skin. However, if you have very dark skin or very fine hairs you may need to use a lower power laser, resulting in a less effective result. However, if you’re looking for a long-lasting and effective solution for removing unwanted hair, laser hair removal really is a great option.

Are there any risks to undergoing laser hair removal?

Of course, laser hair removal is not a procedure that doesn’t carry some risks. Some of the possible side effects include:

  • Redness and swelling.
  • Pigmentation.
  • Pain.

These effects are usually mild and subside within a few days. Before undergoing laser hair removal, it is important to consult your aesthetician to discuss whether this method is right for you.

Here are some tips for preparing for laser hair removal:

  • Try to avoid direct sun exposure for at least two weeks before the procedure.
  • Do not shave or depilate the areas to be treated for at least 48 hours before the procedure.

After the procedure:

  • Avoid sun exposure to the treated areas for at least one week after the procedure.
  • Use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher on the treated areas when you are outside.
  • Expect some redness and swelling of the treated areas, which usually subsides within a few days.

Why in winter is it best to do laser hair removal?

If you’re planning to undergo laser hair removal, it’s best to start in the fall or winter. Laser hair removal usually requires several sessions to achieve optimal results. Starting the procedure in the winter allows the necessary sessions to be completed before the summer months arrive. This will give you plenty of time to complete your course of treatments before the start of summer, when you can enjoy your smooth skin without any worries. Winter is generally the best time to undergo this procedure due to several factors such as:

  • Paler skin – In winter our skin is paler, which is very important for a successful laser hair removal procedure. Lasers work by absorbing light from melanin, which is contained in hair and skin. If our skin is darker, there is a greater risk of side effects such as redness, swelling or pigmentation.
  • Less sun exposure – In winter we are less exposed to the sun, which is important for laser hair removal. This is because the sun’s rays can damage the skin and reduce the effectiveness of the procedure. Because skin that has been exposed to the sun longer in the summer can be more sensitive and susceptible to laser rays. Because of this, the risk of inflammation and the appearance of pigment spots after the procedure is also reduced in winter.
  • Lower risk of ingrown hairs – Cold weather and low humidity can lead to ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal can help prevent this problem as it destroys the hair follicles and thus reduces the risk of new hairs forming over a long period of time.
  • Greater treatment effectiveness – Winter is a time when hairs are often darker and easier to spot. This makes the laser hair removal process more effective as the laser beams target the darker pigments in the hair, making it easier to be precise and achieve a longer lasting result.
  • Less likelihood of inflammation – Winter and cold weather usually result in less need to expose the skin to external aggressions. This also includes less likelihood of irritation and inflammation after laser hair removal. The skin recovers more quickly and easily, without breaking the outer and protective barrier.

Having said that, we have tried to explain why winter is the perfect time to take care of your skin with laser hair removal and achieve smooth and gentle skin during this cold season. Take time for yourself and enjoy the benefits of this effective method of removing unwanted hair!

If you would like more information you can do so by calling us or booking an appointment for your hair removal at Impulse 1 or Impusle 2.