Regardless of the latest trends and must-have celebrity procedures, there is one particular treatment which remains popular amongst our clients and this, of course, is laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is by far the most effective way of maintaining silky, smooth skin on a longer-term basis without the need for constant upkeep. However, it does take time and patience, which means that you need to be strategic when scheduling your sessions. The best route is always to book laser hair removal in winter as this will give you plenty of time to reach full results by the time the warmer months approach. But how does the season make a difference we hear you ask? Here we run through the key advantages of booking during the winter, along with the benefits of seeing your sessions through to the end.
Start Laser Hair Removal In Winter & Maximise Your Results!
Having offered laser hair removal in Milton Keynes for many years, there are a handful of questions that we are regularly asked, the most popular being when to schedule sessions. Although there are no restrictions on when you can book laser hair removal, you are likely to have a more straightforward, smooth experience should you choose the winter months. Now, if you are not in the cosmetic industry, then we understand that it may not quite make sense to schedule hair removal sessions for the months that you need it the least. But trust us, it is most definitely the most effective route. The following points will help to clear up any queries that you may have:
The ideal time to start your laser hair removal sessions is October as this will give you at least six months to complete your course before the weather begins to warm up. If you are unsure about whether you should book your first session this month, then take a look at the benefits of booking over winter:
Less Sun Exposure
During your laser hair removal consultation, you will be provided with a list of instructions on how to prepare for your sessions. One key aspect of this will be to avoid direct sun exposure between your appointments and if you are out in the sunshine, to wear a high SPF.
There are several reasons as to why you should steer clear from sun exposure, the first being that if your skin is damaged, you will be unable to go ahead with your session. Laser hair removal involves the use of high-intensity lasers, which will be incredibly harmful on areas of skin that are already damaged, sensitive and irritated. This meant that you should avoid anything that may cause sunburn, including sunbeds. Along with possible skin damage, if you are someone who tans easily, you may find that during the summer, when your skin is naturally a darker tone, laser hair removal will not be as effective. The lasers work best when there is a clear contrast between your hair and skin as they target the melanin in the follicles.
It is for these reasons that it will become far easier to book your laser hair removal sessions during the winter when sun exposure is already limited. You will be less likely to be outside in the direct sunlight, and you can afford to give your sunbed sessions a miss for a few months while the weather is colder.
More Likely To Cover Up
The above benefit of less sun exposure comes hand-in-hand with our next point. During the winter months, we are always wrapped up in cosy jumpers and fluffy jackets, which means that your skin will inevitably be covered. This will most definitely work towards your advantage as not only will you have to avoid sun exposure before sessions, but also after. Although laser hair removal does not damage your skin, it will make it slightly more sensitive, and you’re likely to experience redness. Jumping straight onto a sunbed after your session or sitting in the garden sunbathing will mean that you will burn in minimal time, making it likely that you’ll need to cancel your next appointment until the skin has fully healed. Completing your sessions during months where you will always be wrapped up, on the other hand, means that you will allow plenty of time for your skin to recover from sessions, maximising your results. There will be no temptation to pop on your favourite summer outfits or spend the afternoon reading in the sunshine!
Easier To Prepare For Sessions
Due to the nature of laser hair removal, your follicles must be actively working their way through the growth cycle in order to be targeted. This means that unfortunately, during your course of sessions, you will not be able to use any hair removal methods that pull out the hair from the root, such as waxing or plucking. Instead, you will be asked to shave your treatment area a day before your appointment so that the hair is just beneath the surface. This will allow the light energy from the lasers to travel straight down the follicles to the root and impede growth.
If you were to complete your sessions during the summer, then it will be much harder to stick to this routine, especially if you are used to your monthly waxing appointments, for example. There will be a fair few months where you will have to stick to shaving the treatment area based around particular dates, which can become inconvenient in the warmer months. During the winter, on the other hand, we can all admit that we allow our hair to grow far more than we usually would as you can keep those stubbly areas covered up. You’ll be much more likely to persevere with your sessions and see your course out to the end without any temptations in the way.
Time To Maximise Results
If you have been researching laser hair removal, then you’re likely to know already that results do take time. Although you may see a slight reduction in growth after one session, this is not enough to impede the follicles on a longer-term basis. You will need several sessions to ensure that all of the follicles are targeted as the laser can only target those in the active growth phase, otherwise known as the anagen stage. If you have been using different hair removal methods for several years, then it’s likely that your follicles grow at different rates, meaning that you will need several sessions to capture them all.
Most clients at our cosmetic clinic in Harpenden and the local surrounding areas book a course of four to six sessions depending on the treatment area that they choose. For instance, the upper lip will not take as long to achieve full results compared to the legs. These sessions will then need to be spaced out with four to six weeks between each, allowing the skin plenty of time to heal. More information on how long you need to wait between appointments can be found on the Laser Skin Solutions website.
Through beginning your course of sessions the moment the colder months approach, you will have much more time to ensure that you reach full results before you’re tempted to wear clothing that will expose your treatment area. It also means that if you do need to schedule a few more sessions, then you will have time to do so before you jet off for your summer holiday, for example.
Now that you are confident that your decision to go ahead with sessions over the winter is the best route to maximise results, it’s now time to run through the wealth of other benefits that you can enjoy after you have completed your sessions. These include the following:
Innovative Equipment Is Used
As a medical led cosmetic clinic in Northampton and the surrounding areas, we are committed to only using the highest quality of equipment. Through using innovative technology, you can achieve a greater level of precision, targeting only the hair follicles without causing any damage to the surrounding skin. This makes laser hair removal an incredibly safe way to achieve permanent hair reduction, suitable for all manner of clients, even those who may have been limited with their results in the past.
The precise nature of modern laser equipment also means that several areas of the body can be treated on both men and women. This includes not only common areas such as the legs, underarms and back but also chest and face.
Permanent Hair Reduction
As mentioned throughout our article, laser hair removal achieves permanent hair reduction, but how is this possible? The answer is relatively straightforward. During sessions, high-intensity lasers are pressed against the treatment area, which creates light energy. These cause your follicles to overheat, damaging them from the root and therefore, temporarily disabling hair production. This means that for the first few days after each session, you are likely to notice your hair slowly shedding, which is all part of the process. Once your course of sessions is complete, your results will last for up to two years without maintenance, but with annual top-ups, you will remain hair-free forever!
No More Ingrown Hairs
There is nothing worse than ingrown hairs, not only do they look unsightly but they can also prove super painful if they become infected. So, you will be pleased to know that laser hair removal is the only method that does not come alongside a risk of ingrown hairs. Why? Because ingrown hairs are caused when the follicles grow back into the skin without breaking through the surface. However, if the lasers disable growth altogether, then it will no longer be possible for the hair to grow inwards.
Improved Skin Texture
If like many of us, shaving and waxing irritate your skin, then laser hair removal is most definitely a better-fitting route. Although your skin will be slightly red for the first few hours after your sessions, you will not experience rashes or dry skin, which is common when using alternative hair removal methods. This makes it a popular option for those who regularly remove hair from the face on the upper lip or sideburns, for example.
Cost-Effective In The Long Run
Although laser hair removal does come alongside an initial investment, it does, in fact, prove more cost-effective in the long-run. According to an article published by Hello! Magazine, women spend an average of £8,000 on hair removal in their lifetime, whether this may be the cost of monthly waxing appointments or regularly replacing razors. Laser hair removal, on the other hand, will come at an initial fee of no more than around £1,100 for your full course of sessions with single top-up appointments costing far less.
The Perfect Time To Book Your Sessions!
If you have been won over by laser hair removal and ready to schedule your first session, then now is the perfect time to start. Through choosing to carry out your course over the winter, not only can you maximise your results, but it will also prove far more convenient. Feel free to speak with our team about our laser hair removal in Bedford or any of the other areas that we cover and get booked in for your free consultation.