Why Winter is Ideal for Laser Hair Removal

Why Winter is Ideal for Laser Hair Removal

By Clayman | January 19, 2018

While smooth skin feels silky and fresh, the process of hair removal is undeniably a hassle. Regularly shaving, tweezing or waxing is a time-consuming and costly process — and that’s not to mention the possibility of ingrown hairs, razor bumps or prickly regrowth. Men and women alike often struggle to find the best ways to keep their skin free of unwanted hair, searching for the perfect shaving cream, wax brand or aftercare regimen. For many, this frustration brings them to the doors of Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa, seeking a longer-lasting solution with laser hair removal. If you are ready to join their ranks, don’t wait any longer: opting for this procedure in the winter months comes with a unique set of benefits.

Hiding Hair Growth

Your laser hair removal treatment will require that you let your unwanted body hair grow for a few days after shaving (a few weeks after tweezing or waxing) so that the laser can effectively target the hair follicle. The laser energy is attracted to hair pigment, which means an optimal amount of pigmented surface area allows the treatment to be fully effective. Depending on your hair color, the amount of hair you want to remove and the area you want to treat, you may need multiple sessions of laser treatments before you can see your full results. This means there is a time during which your body will have patches of hair that you would normally prefer to remove. For many clients, these sections of hair can be hidden by long pants or sleeves, which means that full-coverage winter wardrobes are often preferable for the duration of your treatments.

Stay Smooth in the Winter

Since cozy winter clothing is so convenient for hiding body hair, it’s easy to be lazy about normal hair removal routines during the winter months. Even those who typically like to keep their body hair to a minimum can fall prey to the ease of skipping a shave or wax. If you have ever felt guilty about using winter layers as a shortcut for hiding unwanted hairs, laser hair removal can help keep you effortlessly smooth year-round. Laser hair removal keeps hair off for months or even years at a time, which means you make it through the winter without worrying about how much hair is hiding under your tights or cardigan.

Preparing for Spring and Summer

Since laser hair removal is much longer-lasting than other methods, when you choose laser hair removal in the winter you can rely on your results to last through the transition into more skin-baring outfits. Depending on your hair type and the area of your body that you are treating, you may not even need touch-up appointments as the seasons change. Plus, laser hair removal becomes more effective over time. As your treatment progresses, fewer hairs will grow back and the hair that does grow back is lighter and softer. The sooner you start laser hair removal, the sooner you will have less body hair overall — starting treatments in the winter will make your summer skin smoother and softer.

If you are ready to try laser hair removal in Jacksonville, schedule your consultation appointment at Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa. Board-certified plastic surgeons Drs. Mark and Loren Clayman and their staff provide expert cosmetic care for all clients no matter what procedure they choose. Learn more about whether laser hair removal will work for you by calling us today at 904-208-2727.