Did you know that laser hair removal is actually best to be done in the wintertime?

Laser hair removal can be done at all times of the year, but it is a widely known fact amongst aestheticians and laser technicians that winter is the best time of the year to perform laser hair removal. For those that spend a ton of time cooped up inside during the cold months, this may be a good reason for you to get out of the house and indulge in the benefits of laser hair removal!

elōs Plus

Before we jump into the benefits of why laser hair removal is best performed in the wintertime, we should give you some information on the type of laser that we use at Enlighten Laser. At Enlighten, we use elōs Plus patented technology which combines bipolar radiofrequency with the diode laser to allow for deeper penetration into the dermis, therefore better guaranteeing effective, incredible results. The unique radiofrequency feature of the treatment allows the diode laser to heat up the targeted hair follicles more effectively, minimizing risks of possible complications and allowing for a full range of hair colours to be effectively treated.

Treatments are fast, hygienic and do not require numbing creams. Limited sun exposure prior to consultations is required to provide proper skin colour analysis. Limited sun exposure prior to consultations is required to provide proper skin color analysis. The total number of required treatment sessions depends on the skin condition of the patient.

Now, let’s jump into why laser hair removal is best done in the wintertime.

Avoiding Sun: The Key To Laser Success 

If you are new to laser hair removal, you probably don’t know that avoiding the sun is very helpful to achieving a successful laser hair removal treatment. Overexposure to the sun can cause inaccurate laser settings, which can damage your skin. For example, if you naturally have a pale skin tone, but have gotten a slight tan from being in the sun, this will cause an inaccurate reading. It is always best to go into a laser hair removal appointment with your skin in its most natural state and lack any tans or spray tans, hence why the wintertime is best to begin laser hair removal as we are not out in the sun as much as the summer.

Another important note to mention is following your laser hair removal appointment, it is best to keep your skin out of the sun for as long as possible. Unfortunately, in the summertime, this can be tricky as the weather can get very hot and you don’t want to go outside in jeans and a sweater. Therefore, during the winter, this is much easier to accomplish because we are already protecting our skin from the cold weather!

Results Take Time – Don’t Rush The Process!

As some of you may know, the effects of laser hair removal will not show immediately. It takes a few weeks for the hair to fall out. This is because the elos Plus device used in Enlighten Laser’s hair removal services, target the client’s hair in the first stage of growth. Many sessions are necessary to eliminate all the hair in the treatment area and show permanent results. It is always a good idea to plan for four to six sessions over the course of a few months before your body is completely hair-free. 

Many people do not want any hair to show on their body (hence why they are getting laser hair removal!), so going through with laser hair removal in the winter will be good as you can cover up your hair before the process is complete.

Are you considering laser hair removal? Now is the best time to do so! Call us today to book your free consultation.