Why It’s Best to Start Laser Hair Removal in the Winter

If you’re tired of shaving and waxing, you aren’t alone. Many men and women wish they could stop the regular ritual of hair removal. But there is an alternative: laser hair removal. It’s more affordable than you might expect, and it can have permanent results.

Most people who have the procedure are quite satisfied with their results, with 96% of RealSelf readers saying it was worth it. Although laser hair removal is possible at any time of the year, there are several reasons that doing so in the winter is better. The providers at Easton Dermatology Associates offer these perspectives on why winter is the perfect time to get laser hair removal.

Protection from the sun

One of the things we typically dislike most about winter is that there’s less sunlight every day. But having less sunlight is actually a good thing when it comes to laser hair removal. Sun exposure can be painful and dangerous when your skin is recovering from laser hair removal.

Most patients have to use sunscreen and avoid the sun when they have treatments in the summer. Winter, however, is a perfect time for these procedures since there’s less sunlight and we typically wear long-sleeved shirts and pants. It isn’t as sexy to expose less skin, but it’s on your side in this case.

Beat the rush

When spring and summer roll around, people start becoming more conscious of the body parts that are covered up all winter. That’s when there’s an increase in the number of people going to dermatologists in search of laser hair removal.

Getting laser hair removal in the winter also means that our office will be less crowded, and you’ll have an easier time getting appointments. In busier months, you might find more limited availability for laser appointments because so many other people are getting them at the same time.

Schedule your sessions well

The best time to begin work on your summer beach body is actually in the winter. This is true whether it’s with exercise or laser hair removal. Because laser hair removal requires at least two weeks before and after each treatment, a typical round of eight treatments can take about 32 weeks. 

The weather in Maryland means that it will still be cold until March or April. Starting in the winter gives you plenty of time to get laser hair treatments before it’s bikini weather again

It works best on untanned skin

Many of us feel like we look our best with a summer glow. For that reason, we don’t feel we look our best in the winter. But winter is actually the perfect time to start getting laser hair treatments because they work best on untanned skin.

Being a bit pasty is perfect for laser hair removal because the lasers target darker hairs against paler skin. Unfortunately, that also means that you’ll have to stop using any self-tanning products two weeks before each treatment.

Laser hair removal is a great answer to the regular hassle of shaving or waxing. It’s a great investment in having smoother, sexier skin. If you want to get started with this process, call our office today at 410-819-8867, or book an appointment online.

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