The best laser treatments for winter months
When most people think of winter, they think of the indoors and hibernation. But did you know that the colder months are one of the best times of the year when it comes to getting laser treatments 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 sweater season. Consider treating yourself to these five laser treatments this wintertime:
1. Clear + Brilliant
Clear + Brilliant, a non-ablative gentle fractional laser, helps refresh skin from the inside out to address skin concerns like fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, and enlarged pores. It works by creating millions of microscopic treatment zones, replacing damaged skin with healthy tissue. Safe and effective on all skin tones, Clear + Brilliant comes with three different treatment options designed to meet your specific aesthetic goals.
2. Laser hair removal
While laser hair removal can be performed at any time of the year, treating legs and other sun-exposed areas during the summer can be tricky. That’s because in order to target your hair follicles correctly, lasers used in laser hair removal depend on the contrast between the pigment of your hair follicles and the pigment in your skin—and if you have a suntan or burn that changes your pigment, the lasers can’t tell the difference. That’s why winter presents the perfect opportunity to begin your laser hair removal treatments to be hair-free right in time for summer.
3. IPL photofacials
IPL photofacials are the perfect winter 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.
4. Laser tattoo removal
Looking to zap that tat? Well, winter is the perfect time to start with a series of laser tattoo removal sessions. Why? Although sun exposure is not contraindicated for laser tattoo removal, it’s recommended that you avoid prolonged, direct sun exposure before your treatment. Laser tattoo removal works by targeting pigment colors in the skin’s dermis. The tattoo pigments absorb the laser’s beam, breaking them up into tiny fragments. Your body then naturally absorbs these fragments and eliminates them. You’ll need a series of treatments to see noticeable results.
5. Instant Glow Laser Facial
Need an extra collagen boost before that big event? The Instant Glow Laser Facial is just the thing to get to increase collagen production, reduce the appearance of pores, and improve your skin tone. This laser facial uses an Nd:YAG laser light treatment to stimulate collagen production and refine your complexion, followed by a soothing hydroserum facial mask and cryogenically-forced air to seal in results. Since you should avoid incidental or direct sun before your treatment, winter is a great time to schedule one.
Winter isn’t so bad after all
When the urge to hibernate becomes stronger and stronger as winter progresses, don’t forget that it is the ideal time to fit in all the beauty treatments you can. While you can get laser treatments year-round with the right precautions, winter is a convenient 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 to choose from. From a bright, radiant glow to fuzz-free skin, LaserAway is a one-stop shop to get you ready for spring. Plus, all of their treatments are performed by registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician associates, so you know you’re in good hands.