Why Winter is the Best Time for Laser Hair Removal

January 15, 2016

We’re in the middle of winter, when the temperatures are dipping below the freezing mark. Extreme cold weather means that you’ll likely be covering up every bit of skin for the next several months. With your focus on staying warm and protecting your skin from the cold of the season, the last thought on most of minds is starting laser hair removal treatment. However, we’re going to explain why the winter months may be the most ideal time to start.

For generations, the popular methods to remove unwanted hair were painful, inconvenient, time-consuming and often very expensive. With the latest advancements in laser hair removal technology, you can now avoid shaving, waxing, plucking, threading or tweezing to remove that unruly hair. Despite where the hair is (legs, back, face, arms, bikini line, or anywhere else on your body) laser hair removal is a safe, affordable, and effective alternative to these out-dated options. For the best results, the hair should be in an active growth phase, as this allows the laser to better target the root of each hair follicle. Since not all of the hairs are in the active growth phase at the same time, more than one treatment is required to achieve the best results. Prior to starting laser hair removal, you’ll need to grow out the hair – and what better time to do this than during the winter months, when covering up your skin is common and hair growth will go unnoticed?

Generally, five to seven sessions of laser hair removal is required to be effective, as each treatment removes a higher percentage of hair until your skin is ultimately hair free. During the summer season, most salons get booked solid with appointments, and since laser hair removal requires several sessions (and it’s recommended to wait six to eight weeks between each session to allow hair growth), it’s best to start as early as possible. By getting a head start on laser hair removal during the winter month, you can avoid the busy summer season when appointments are harder to come by, and be bikini-ready in time for warm beach weather.

It’s also recommended to avoid using self-tanning products and avoid direct sun exposure for two weeks prior to treatment and after each laser hair removal treatment. It’s also important to apply sunscreen with SPF 30 daily over the treated area. With less time spent outdoors during the winter (resulting in less harmful sun exposure), the winter months are ideal for getting laser hair removal for this very reason. Your skin is better protected from direct sun exposure and with more time spent indoors, there is ample time to complete laser hair removal and attend sessions. Shorter days in the winter means you can take advantage of less sunlight and avoid the harmful rays of direct sun exposure on your skin.

It’s time to take advantage of the winter and start getting ready for laser hair removal. Avoid the busy summer season in salons, avoid the harm of direct sun exposure on recently treated skin, and allow for complete hair growth while covered up from the cold. Laser hair removal during the winter is a smart move (not to mention a great gift idea for the holidays) to ensure you’re beach ready just in time for the summer. Call us today at: 647-764-7490 or email us at: You can learn more about laser hair removal and our process at


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