While laser hair removal can be performed any time of year, it is widely accepted that winter is the best season to start your treatment series.
When most people retreat indoors and indulge in comfort food on the sofa, those ‘in-the-know’ take the cooler weather as an opportunity to transform themselves before summer. Here are the top 5 reasons that you might want to start your laser hair removal series this winter.
1 – Laser preparation is easier in winter
Part of the preparation process for laser hair removal is to ensure that you don’t wax or use depilatory cream prior to treatment. In order for the laser to be effective, we need the root of the hair (which contains the pigment) to remain in the follicle. This can be hard during summer when you’re living in swimwear, shorts and cute summer dresses that show off a lot of skin!
It’s much easier to prepare for your laser hair removal treatment during winter when you’re all wrapped up in jeans and jumpers and can allow your hair to grow out. Shaving the night before your session will ensure safe and effective results!
2 – The sun isn’t calling your name
While there are still beautiful, sunny days during winter – we find that most people generally spend less time tanning and more time curled up indoors.
You can get laser hair removal with a tan if the laser system you will be receiving treatment with is designed to do this. The Soprano Titanium System is safe and effective for tanned skin as it has settings that allow laser specialists to treat tanned and darker skin types.
HOWEVER – after tanning, for a few days you will have ‘sun induced inflammation.’ This is the redness that you experience in your skin after sun tanning. It is not possible to introduce any more heat to your skin (ie. laser treatments) until this has completely faded and the normal tanned skin developed. We require at least 7 days to pass after significant sun exposure before we will carry out a laser treatment and will not treat you if we can see any sun induced inflammation or evidence of sunburn. If you have managed to get sunburned, you will have to wait until the skin has completely healed with no redness or peeling before going ahead with laser treatments, this can take 6 weeks or more so protecting your skin from the sun’s rays during your course of laser treatments is essential.
This makes winter the best time to start laser hair removal.
3 – You can avoid excessive sweating
Immediately after your laser hair removal treatment, it is recommended that you avoid excessive sweating, exercise, spas and swimming – all these things are much easier to miss out on during the cooler months! After your treatment you can simply go home, make yourself a nice cup of tea and relax while your skin takes its time to cool down. Apply your Made for Life Organics Skin Solve Balm and sunscreen to the area as recommended. You can view our full post-treatment care instructions here.
4 – You can stay covered post-treatment
Once you have received a treatment, the hair can take up to two weeks to fall out. While it’s totally okay to continue shaving the area during this time, you might prefer to just throw on your tracksuit bottoms or leggings and let nature do its thing! After all, it’s winter!
5 – You can be silky-smooth by summertime
To ensure you receive the best possible results, we recommend locking in your laser hair removal appointments every four to six weeks. This means that if you start your treatments in autumn and continue through winter, you can complete a full six session series before summer!
Take advantage of the cooler months and get a head start on having smooth, hair-free skin now so you can enter the summer with confidence. Start your laser hair removal journey now.
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