The best laser treatments for winter months
Winter is the best time when it comes to getting beauty procedures done. That’s because low temperatures and shorter days can prevent potential side effects, such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (which sun exposure can worsen). Plus, it’s easier to recover during hibernation season. Treat yourself with these three laser treatments this winter:
1. Ablative and non-ablative lasers
Both ablative and non-ablative laser procedures can rejuvenate skin on the face, neck, chest, and hands. These lasers deliver precise beams of energy to the skin, improving photodamaged skin, scars, and skin tone. Ablative procedures (like Fraxel Re:pair) tend to produce longer, more dramatic results but are associated with some downtime. Non-ablative lasers (like Clear + Brilliant), however, create more subtle results, require multiple treatments, and involve little-to-no downtime. Visible light non-ablative laser devices can also target areas of redness and pigment changes.
2. Laser hair removal
While laser hair removal can be performed at any time of the year, it can be tricky treating legs and other sun-exposed areas during the summer. That’s because the lasers used in laser hair removal can’t tell the difference between the pigment in the hair follicle and pigment from a tan, which can potentially cause hypo-pigmentation after a treatment.
3. IPL photofacials
IPL photofacials (also known as Broad Band Light) are the perfect wintertime beauty treatment. They help to treat skin discoloration, such as sun damage, brown spots, redness from rosacea, and broken capillaries. While IPL photofacials do not use a laser, they are similar in that they focus just one wavelength on your skin for high absorption of the target (in this case, unwanted reds and browns). Winter is an ideal time to undergo a series of IPL photofacial treatments since your skin is more easily protected from the sun.
Winter isn’t so bad after all
When the urge to hibernate becomes stronger and stronger as winter progresses, don’t forget that it serves as the ideal time to fit in all the beauty treatments that you can. That’s why now’s the time to undergo laser treatments that would ordinarily require you to stay out of the sun.
Make the most of your winter season with LaserAway, the nation’s leader in aesthetic dermatology with a diverse range of treatments. From a bright, radiant glow to fuzz-free skin, LaserAway is a one-stop shop to get you ready for spring.