Why Winter is Often Ideal for Laser Skin Treatments, Part 2
In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the general benefits many patients find in scheduling their laser skin treatments for winter or other cool months of the year. These periods of the year are often highly preferable for such treatments, due to shorter days, lower sun exposure and various ways this time period helps limit the impact of side effects and resulting social constraints.
At the offices of Steven Jepson MD, we’re happy to go over side effects and any other scheduling needs you may have for any of our laser treatments, including laser tattoo removal and several others. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over several other reasons why this cooler period of the year is often ideal for a laser treatment, plus how you can utilize the time of year to your benefit.
Layered Skin Protection
In part one, we went over sun exposure and how it’s easier to avoid during winter – days are shorter, plus there tend to be fewer social engagements to attend, especially those held outdoors. On top of all that, if you do have to venture into the sun for any prolonged period of time, winter is the perfect period because you have an easy excuse to wear layers.
For areas like the neck, for instance, which might be sensitive after a given laser treatment in the region, it’s easy to use a scarf or other cover item to block the sun from contacting the area. There are also many hats that drop down and block significant facial or neck areas.
In some cases, laser skin treatments will require multiple appointments for optimal results. If your treatment type requires several sessions spaced apart by a few weeks, beginning them in winter will allow them to be completed by the time the upcoming summer rolls around – leaving you in great shape for outdoor activities and also limiting your need to avoid summer sun.
For those who spend part or all of the warmer season tanning their skin, it can be good to offer the skin some separation between this practice and laser treatments. Pale skin tends to respond better to laser treatments, and certain laser treatments may be limited when working on tanned skin. For this reason, the winter is great because it gives that summer tan a few months to fade before you begin treatments.
Finally, while they’ve already passed this winter, one additional reason many choose the winter for laser treatments is the presence of holidays. Many people get several weeks off from work or school during the December holiday period, and for those who do not want to be seen socially while they deal with redness or other minor side effects from a laser treatment, this is a great time of year.
For more on why winter is often an ideal time for laser treatments, or for information on any of our other medical spa services like Botox, speak to the staff at the offices of Steven Jepson MD today.