What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a treatment that diminishes hair growth, by using energy from specific wavelengths on the treatment area, which targets the hair follicles within the skin. This then alters the hair growth cycle over time and ends up causing the hair follicle to be destroyed, resulting in the reduction in the total hair growth.
We think that this treatment is essential, whatever the season – but if you’re unsure of when to start or want a reason to give it a go, then Winter is your answer and here’s why.
Here are four reasons why winter is the perfect timing to get your laser hair removal treatments:
Skin is protected with winter clothes…
One of the requirements before your treatment is to avoid any UV rays for eight weeks and for at least two weeks post-treatment. This is why winter is perfect timing for your hair removal treatment. For the most of us, winter in England means cold, rainy days and very minimal sunshine. Unlike any lucky ones that are hitting the sun loungers for some winter sun, the majority of us will be wearing knitted jumpers and big coats – so there’s no need to worry about exposing the treated area to UV light! Less exposure means minimising the possibility of hyperpigmentation or other skin damage.
Waxing won’t be an enemy of progress
One of the top tips before your laser hair removal session is to make sure you don’t wax before your treatment. Whilst waxing, the root of the hair is removed from the follicle. When undergoing laser treatments, the root of the hair is essential. It makes it easier to not wax during the winter months as you won’t need to show a lot of your skin, and you won’t be tempted to wax when you see tiny hairs growing.
Be extra prepared for summer
It is recommended that you undergo a laser hair removal session every four to six weeks. Starting your treatments during the colder months will allow you to be consistent and committed to your laser plan, avoiding any interruptions along the way to get the full recommended sessions for optimal results. You’ll be ready to have a hairless body for holiday season!
Excessive sweating won’t be a problem
Another laser hair removal recommendation is to avoid excessive sweating for at least 48 hours to 7 days, including spas, exercising and swimming. These are all things that are easier to follow during the winter months.
You can book your free consultation with us by calling us on 02083523523; our therapists will discuss the desired areas for treatment and advise on the number of sessions needed to eliminate hair growth. The final stage of the consultation will consist of a free patch test to ensure the correct settings are used for your skin type and skin tone. Once this is complete, you will be able to undergo your first laser treatment within 48 hours.
Book with us now by contacting us on the numbers above or booking online, here.