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Considering Laser Hair Removal? Winter Is the Best Time to Start

Dec 21, 2023

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Dreaming of smooth, hair-free skin? Winter is the perfect time to start your laser hair removal journey. Keep reading to discover why.

As the winter chill settles in, it’s the perfect time to think about laser hair removal. While shorts and swimsuit season may seem distant, starting your laser hair removal journey in the winter offers distinct advantages. 

At Levit Dermatology in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Eyal Levit and our dedicated team are here to guide you through the reasons why winter is the opportune time to start your laser hair removal treatments and provide insights into what you can expect along the way. 

Understanding laser hair removal 

Before we dive into the seasonal benefits, let’s quickly understand what laser hair removal entails. To start, laser hair removal works by using concentrated beams of light to target and destroy hair follicles, preventing future hair growth. Achieving optimal results typically requires multiple sessions, as hair growth occurs in cycles, and the laser is most effective on actively growing hairs. 

Why winter is ideal for laser hair removal 

Embarking on laser hair removal during winter months offers several advantages: 

Reduced sun exposure 

Laser hair removal is most effective on untanned skin. Winter’s reduced sun exposure means your skin is likely to be at its lightest, maximizing the effectiveness of the laser. 

Avoiding sunburn risk 

Laser-treated skin is more sensitive to sunlight. Starting in winter minimizes the risk of sunburn and hyperpigmentation that can occur with sun exposure post-treatment. 

Prepping for summer

Beginning laser hair removal in winter allows for multiple sessions, ensuring significant hair reduction by the time warmer weather arrives. You’ll be ready to flaunt smooth, hair-free skin when summer rolls around. 

What to expect and tips for success 

As you embark on your winter laser hair removal journey, here’s what to expect and some tips for success: 

Sessions spaced apart 

Laser hair removal sessions are typically spaced several weeks apart to target hair in various growth cycles. Starting in winter allows ample time for multiple sessions before summer. 

Mild discomfort, significant gain 

While discomfort varies, many people describe the sensation as mild, akin to a rubber band snapping against your skin. The long-term gain of reduced hair growth makes the process well worth it. 

Post-treatment care 

After each session, your skin may be slightly red or sensitive. Using moisturizers and avoiding sun exposure will help soothe your treated area and optimize results. 

Consistency is key 

Completing the recommended sessions is crucial for optimal results. Consistency ensures that the laser targets hairs in different growth stages, leading to more comprehensive and lasting hair reduction. 

Ultimately, if you’ve been contemplating laser hair removal, winter is a great time to start! Taking advantage of the season’s reduced sun exposure and planning ahead for summer allows you to achieve the best possible results. 

If you’re ready for smooth, hair-free skin this summer, contact Levit Dermatology and give us a call to book your first appointment with Dr. Levit or any of his highly skilled board-certified dermatologists today. 

Wishing you all health and beauty. Be good, do good, and may good come to you. At Levit Dermatology, we believe that health and beauty is our duty.