Why Winter Is The Best Time For Skin Laser Treatment



Why Winter Is The Best Time For Skin Laser Treatment

Laser skin treatments are a great way to rejuvenate your skin. These treatments can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; eliminate skin tags, blemishes and rosacea; get rid of acne scars and dark spots; and create a more even, youthful complexion. Many people visit skin clinics at any time of year to have these procedures done. However, winter is the best time for skin laser treatments. Below are a few reasons why.

Why Winter Is The Best Time For Skin Laser Treatment

You Can Stay out of the Sun

The sun shines in the winter, but you’ll be more inclined to be indoors when it does. After treatments that involve lasers, it’s important to stay out of the sun. Your skin will be sensitive when you leave the cosmetic clinic, and the harsh UV rays won’t agree with your newly rejuvenated complexion.

Sun exposure can damage your skin at all times, but the potential for damage is greater following a laser skin treatment. For this reason, doctors recommend laser treatments in the winter, because you can stay indoors in the days that follow your procedure to ensure that the sun doesn’t reach you. Once you’ve healed (anywhere between one day to one week after your laser treatment, depending on the procedure involved) you can go outside as you normally would, as long as you wear sunscreen.

Tanned Skin Doesn’t Respond as Well to the Lasers

In the summer, we’re able to enjoy a sun-kissed tan. However, tanned skin doesn’t respond to lasers well, because the lasers target pigmented areas (brown spots, acne scars, etc.). When those areas blend in with the rest of your skin, the laser has a hard time differentiating between healthy skin and scarred or discoloured skin. If you’re tanned, the laser will focus on the wrong spots, and your skin could become irritated or hyperpigmented.

Give Your Skin a Hydrating Boost

The winter makes our skin dry. We have the heat cranked, we’re wearing many layers of clothing, and no matter how much lotion we put on or glasses of water we drink, our skin will still be thirsty. When you undergo a laser skin treatment in the winter, your skin gets a boost of hydration. Furthermore, laser treatments stimulate circulation, exfoliate the skin, promote collagen production and give your skin a youthful glow. If you undergo a laser skin treatment in the winter, your skin will still maintain the effects by the time the weather warms up.

Don’t let your skin hold you back this winter. Regain the youthful glow you once had and step into summer looking phenomenal. For more information about our laser skin treatments, please contact us.


February 12, 2018

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