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Winter is the Right Time for Laser Hair Reduction

Winter is the Right Time for Laser Hair Reduction

Few things are more satisfying than silky smooth legs. However, it can be a tedious task to achieve such a feat. As you bundle up and put your warm layers on, baring skin may be far from your mind. Although it is easy to put off scheduling your laser hair reduction treatment, come summer, you will be thanking yourself for thinking ahead.

Here are our top reasons why winter is an ideal time to for laser hair reduction: 

Pale Skin = Ideal Skin

Laser hair reduction works best on pale skin and dark hair.  This is because the laser emits a concentrated beam of light that travels through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. The light energy can be absorbed by any type of pigment; thus, when the surrounding skin is tan, the laser becomes “confused” and is unable to accurately focus. For best results, it is best to let your skin return to its natural color by avoiding any sun exposure or tanning products. 

Easy to Stay Out of the Sun

Any laser treatment will increase your skin’s sensitivity. More vulnerable to sun damage, post-treatment, it is important to avoid direct sun exposure for a number of weeks to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Not only are we inside far more during the winter months, when outside, warm layers like leggings, sweaters, and scarves provide a protective barrier.

You Will Need More than One Treatment

Laser hair reduction requires a series of treatments. As our hair grows in cycles, treatments must be carried out during each new hair growth to attack all of the follicles. In between treatments, you will need to let your hair grow out—often unsightly, many patients appreciate that they can keep covered during the cooler months. 

The number of treatments varies, but most people require six to ten treatments spaced anywhere from four to eight weeks apart. By starting now, you can complete your series in time for the warm summer weather.

Hair Free with Dr. Benien

Laser hair reduction can yield amazing results and our patients love the freedom of permanent hair reduction. By properly timing your treatments this winter, your treatment will not only be more effective, but also safer. To get started, contact Dr. Benien at the Cosmetic Surgery Center.
I love the patience Dr. Benien has to explain the procedure; he listens to all your questions and answers them without making you feel he is in a rush to be done with your consultation appointment.

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Dr. Fogleman and Dr. Benien create elegant, natural results with each surgical procedure or non-surgical treatment they perform. "Quality outcomes," as they say. Their goal is not to make their patients look different – they strive to make them look better, never overdone or obvious.

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