During spring, the desire to have smooth, perfect skin for the summertime becomes ever so desirable for most people. Laser treatments such as laser hair removal or laser skin resurfacing take time and effort and aren’t always quick fixes, unfortunately. Getting laser treatments done during winter has many benefits, including better skin protection. Additionally, your client will have something to look forward to during the long cold winter months and get excited about beautiful skin in the upcoming summer. This blog will tell you more about all the benefits of treating your clients during winter and demonstrates the advantages of promoting your treatments during that time.
Less Sun Exposure
One of the most obvious yet important factors to consider is sun exposure. With any laser treatment, your client’s skin or hair follicles undergo minor damage to increase collagen production or to stop hair from growing back. Sun exposure further damages the skin and therefore needs to be avoided before and after treatments. Especially tanning prior to treatment is a no-go as laser treatments work best on your client’s natural skin colour.
The sun’s UV index is much stronger in the summer, making winter a preferable time for laser treatments. As laser hair removal needs multiple sessions, one approximately every 4-6 weeks, tanning should be avoided in between treatments as well. Due to the winter’s cold temperatures, your client’s skin will also be protected by warm, cosy clothes.
More Recovery Time
Not only is the limited sun exposure a reason for starting your client’s laser treatments in winter, but the winter time also offers additional recovery time for your client. Treatments such as laser hair removal or laser skin resurfacing take time because multiple sessions are needed to achieve satisfactory results.
Putting together a treatment plan well in advance allows you to create a schedule that fits your client’s requirements and wishes. Starting treatment in winter with allotted time for multiple sessions and sufficient recovery time will ensure your client can enjoy the desired results by the time summer rolls around.
Less Fake Tan
The fake tan season is usually more relaxed during winter unless your client’s a hard-core fan. Less fake tan means less interference with the performance of the laser, making fake tanning, similarly to sun exposure, a no-go prior to treatments. For a minimum of 2 weeks before and after treatment, tanning moisturisers and spray tans should be avoided to ensure great results.
With any laser treatment, it is important to avoid excessive sweating and heat exposure for at least 48 hours up to 7 days afterwards. This includes exercise such as swimming, amongst others, and spas. Avoiding these activities is a lot easier during the winter. Additionally, the treated areas may become more sensitive to heat for up to 48 hours following a hair removal treatment because of the high temperature generated by the laser. Avoiding the heat and, consequently, excessive sweating is a lot easier when it’s colder outside than it is in the warm summer months.
Cold-weather Issues Are More Efficiently Treated
Laser treatments like skin resurfacing, on the other hand, can be a great way of treating skin issues triggered by cold winter weather. Skin resurfacing can help with very dry skin or eczema by increasing collagen production resulting in more youthful, glowing skin to fight back against the dry winter air. A foolproof way to fight the winter blues is by providing your client with smooth and glowing skin all winter long.
Warm winter clothes not only help protect you from excessive sun exposure but also hide post-treatment hair growth. While your client can shave the fuzz between treatments, waxing should be put on hold as waxing changes your client’s hair growth cycle. For the laser to be effective during treatment, a full hair growth cycle needs to be completed in between treatments. If your client waxes during this time, the cycle will be altered and the laser will be less effective during treatment. Luckily, in the winter months, no one will be the wiser if your clients can’t be bothered with shaving, as they’re unlikely to go to the beach anytime soon.
As listed above, there are many benefits to starting a client’s laser treatments in winter: less sun exposure, less sweating, and less need for a tan. Timely preparation and customisation ensure your client receives a treatment plan that will provide an effortless, manageable and long-lasting solution for healthy, smooth skin in time for beach vacations and summer fun.