Why Winter Is the Best Time for Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Laser Hair Removal Treatment, Ageless Aesthetics and Salt Lounge

As you enjoy the many activities Indy has to offer during the winter season, you’re probably having too much fun to think ahead to the warmer months. But before you know it, the snow melts, the trees blossom, and shorts weather is suddenly right around the corner.

The team at Ageless Aesthetics and Salt Lounge, in Indianapolis, Indiana, wants to remind you about one more winter activity you should consider during the snowy season: laser hair removal.

Winter is the best time for laser hair removal, because if you start now, you’ll be prepared when that first warm day magically appears in springtime.

Laser hair removal takes a few sessions for best results

Wouldn’t it be great if after a single laser hair removal appointment your legs, upper lip, and underarms were permanently hair-free? We think so, too, but biology gets in the way sometimes.

Your hair grows in stages and at different rates, so to permanently eliminate existing hair and prevent it from growing back — as it does when you shave or wax — you need a series of laser hair removal treatments over a period of a few months. This allows our Syneron Candela® eMax® laser to target and remove unwanted hairs in the earliest phase of their growth cycle.

You need time between appointments so your hair can grow

Because part of the process of laser hair removal includes waiting for hair to grow to its ideal stage, you need about four weeks between treatments. So, let’s say you begin laser hair removal treatments on your legs, underarms, and bikini area in January. That gives you plenty of time to achieve maximum results by May or June.

Keep in mind that just because it takes a few months to achieve maximum results doesn’t mean you won’t notice a significant reduction in hair growth after your first couple of appointments.

Laser hair removal works best on untanned skin

It’s easier for the laser to target hair pigment when you don’t have a tan — another reason the winter months are an ideal time to begin getting rid of areas of unwanted hair, including on your:

You’ve most likely been out of the sun for a couple of months, so your skin isn’t burned or tanned in a way that may interfere with the effectiveness of the laser. Furthermore, you want to avoid the sun for a couple of weeks after a laser hair removal treatment, so considering the falling temperatures, you won’t be lounging on the deck in a pair of shorts and a tanktop anytime soon.

It’s easier to cover your skin in the winter

Let’s face it: leggings, boots, long sleeves, and scarves are the norm during an Indianapolis winter. This makes it easy to keep your skin covered and protected after laser hair removal treatments. The laser may make your skin slightly red or irritated for a few hours after a session, but nobody will notice because you’re wearing several layers of clothing to protect your skin from the elements and to keep your body warm.

Don’t get left out in the cold

As the saying goes, “Carpe diem!” Seize the day! There’s no time like the present. If you’re one of the 61% of women (and men) interested in laser hair removal but still not one of the 9% of people who’ve actually scheduled an appointment to become hair-free, what are you waiting for? Besides, if you like the results you achieve on one area of your body, you still have time to treat another area before summer is in full swing.


Call the caring, expert team of medical aestheticians at Ageless Aesthetics and Salt Lounge to schedule a consultation for laser hair removal, or book online today.


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