Why Winter is the Best Time for Laser Hair Removal

Most people agree that shaving, waxing, or plucking unwanted hair quickly becomes tedious and uncomfortable. Laser hair removal is a more effective long-term option if you want to enjoy smooth, hair-free skin. The Cynosure Elite IQ laser is one option that makes this procedure even safer and more effective for a wide range of patients. If you have decided that laser hair removal is for you, when should you schedule your first appointment? Here are a few reasons why winter is a great time to start.

When to Schedule Laser Hair Removal

There are two reasons why it is a good idea to schedule your laser hair removal for the winter months. First, you can expect the skin to be sensitive to sun exposure following a laser hair removal session. This means that you must avoid UV light for up to two weeks after your treatment. This is much easier to achieve during the colder months when you are likely spending most of your time indoors regardless.

The second reason to schedule laser hair removal during the winter is that multiple treatment sessions are required to achieve your final results. This means that it will take several months before your final results are seen, depending on factors such as your hair type, skin tone, or the size of the area you wish to treat. It can be a good idea to start laser hair removal during the winter, so you are ready to show off your results by the time spring and summer arrive.

The Laser Hair Removal Procedure

Before your laser hair removal appointment, you should shave the treatment area. Dr. Erwin uses the Cynosure Elite IQ laser for this procedure, which automatically measures the skin and adjusts its settings accordingly. When this is complete, the handpiece is directed over the skin, where it will administer laser energy. This is absorbed by the hair follicles, generating heat which ultimately damages the follicles. These damaged follicles are then unable to continue growing new hair. Typically, each laser hair removal session with Cynosure Elite IQ can be completed in about 30 minutes. This will vary somewhat depending on the size of the treatment area. Multiple treatment sessions are required, and your treatment plan can be determined during your consultation appointment.

Laser Hair Removal with Cynosure Elite IQ

The Cynosure Elite IQ is an advanced laser hair removal system that uses Skintel technology. This means that the device includes a melanin reader and automatically adjusts settings according to skin tone, skin type, and hair color. By using Skintel, Cynosure Elite IQ allows for a safer procedure that is appropriate for a broader range of skin tones and types compared to other laser hair removal options. Cynosure Elite IQ can also be used to treat a range of skin concerns including sun damage, excess or uneven pigmentation, wrinkles, and visible veins.

Schedule a Consultation

To find out if you are a good candidate for laser hair removal using Cynosure Elite IQ, schedule a consultation with Dr. Melissa Erwin. During your consultation, you can determine a treatment plan that will allow you to enjoy clear, smooth skin by spring and summer. Call our El Campo, TX office at 979-543-9933.