A couple of weeks ago, our blog highlighted the fact that the fall was essentially laser hair removal season. The truth is that the exact same thing can be said about the winter. It’s important to remember that when using a laser to treat skin, it’s always best that the skin be given the opportunity to be at its palest. In other words, the less sun it gets exposed to, the better.
Why is limited sun exposure a good thing for laser hair removal?
Lasers increase their efficiently when there is a stark contrast between the colour of the hair and the colour of the skin. During the summer, when we are prone to exposing our skin to the sun, our skin becomes darker, making it more difficult for the laser to penetrate the dark hair follicles. By regularly tanning our legs, arms, backs and faces, we present less-than-ideal situations for laser hair removal.
With winter weather practically here in Alberta, we are all bundling up. As a result, we expose little to no skin to the sun’s UV rays – which are still very much present. In turn, this allows our skin to go “untanned” (read: undamaged). This allows for the laser to do its job much more easily. It should also be noted that all of the bundling up we do during the winter time presents another benefit for those looking to remove unwanted hair.
What other benefits does bundling up give to those considering laser hair removal?
Keep in mind that laser hair removal generally requires several sessions. This is because there are several stages of a hair’s life cycle. It’s important to book a number of appointments in order to treat all of the hair follicles during the right phases. In many cases, the appointments span over several months.
If you consider the months of winter as those when you’ll be going through your laser hair removal sessions, you won’t have to worry about exposing your skin to anyone during its “middle stages”. Keeping your skin covered up from the sun is also a healthy choice as you’ll be avoiding any possible sun damage to the treated areas. By the time summer rolls around, you’ll be in a perfectly smooth, bikini-ready condition!
Why is it best to get bikini-ready long before bikini season?
Consider the fact that most people associate hair removal with warm weather. It’s common for salons to get fully booked when the weather begins to heat up. You can certainly save yourself the hassle of ever having to book another appointment at a salon when you’ve already gone through your laser hair removal sessions.
What laser is most effective in the management of unwanted hair?
At the Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre, we proudly offer laser hair removal treatments via our state of the art LightSheer® DUET™ machines. The LightSheer DUET allows your physician to truly customize treatment for your hair type, skin type and lifestyle. But hurry to book your appointment. You have just over a week to take advantage of our special October promotion.
Until the end of the month, when you purchase four laser hair removal treatments, the fifth one will be on us! If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to call us at 403-358-5818. You may also email us at .
Posted: October 21, 2020