Whether you’re considering laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, laser skin resurfacing, or another of the many available options, yes, fall is actually an ideal time to get started, and here’s why:
Sunlight and pigmentation:
Laser skin treatments may be done for a cosmetic purpose, but they’re still true medical procedures that need to be handled with care. While side effects from laser procedures are typically mild and temporary, sun exposure increases them many times over. If you’re exposed to the sun before or after your laser treatment, it increases the likelihood that your skin will develop unwanted dark spots(hyperpigmentation) or light spots (hypopigmentation), and these pigment problems can be very long-lasting. For laser procedures that repair surface damage by exfoliating damaged skin cells (like traditional or fractionated laser skin resurfacing), your skin will also be very sensitive to sun damage after your procedure, so you run other risks as well.
The main reason why the cooler months of fall and winter make it much easier for patients to take advantage of laser treatments is because the amount of time spent out in the sun is considerably different.
At Nouvelle Peau Medispa we recommend our patients to protect their skin from the sun for 4-6 weeks before and after any laser skin treatment. This means avoiding spending a lot of time outside in the sun, wearing sunscreen daily and reapplying it as instructed, and wearing sun-protective clothing as well as sunscreen when you do go outside. As you can imagine, this can be difficult and inconvenient during the spring and summer when you want to spend your weekends lounging around a pool, enjoying the park, going to barbecues, and otherwise taking advantage of the warm weather. The powerful rays of the sun can cause irreversible harm to your skin while it is recovering from laser treatment. However, during the fall season, daylight hours are shorter, which is why you don’t have to spend more time outside. Your skin gets plenty of time to recover and restore your complexion without undue exposure to UVB and UVA rays that could damage vulnerable post-treatment skin.
Both fall and winter are the ideal seasons for laser treatments.
If you are wondering then, why not wait until December or January? We have the answer: While some laser treatments are primarily done as solitary procedures (like the more extensive laser resurfacing options), many laser procedures are actually done in a series. For example, laser hair removal usually produces its best results after about six sessions (though this varies per patient). Because these appointments need to be spaced 4-6 weeks apart, it can take six months or more to complete a laser hair removal cycle. For some patients it can take even longer, depending on their hormones, the resiliency of their hair follicles, their ability to maintain consistent appointments, and other factors. This is why we recommend that patients start their laser treatment series in the fall – because if you start in October, you may be able to finish your treatments by April, which is just in time to be able to enjoy the summer with exciting results, without the added inconvenience of summertime laser precautions.
Lastly, did we mention results last longer during cold seasons?
There are a few ways people can ensure that their skin rejuvenation results will last longer. After spending your precious time and sum of money to get younger looking skin, it can be disastrous to continue the habit that leads to sunspots and wrinkles. Since prolonged sun exposure is the major cause of skin aging, the longer you avoid UV rays, the longer your results will last. The cool weather of autumn leads us to wear jackets and scarves and apply moisturizer. Therefore, getting a laser skin rejuvenation treatment will not change skin care plan as it would during the summer season. Moreover, if you receive a laser treatment on your neck or other parts of the body, your layered outfit will keep those areas covered during the recuperation period.
Don’t wait up for the warmer months! Give your skin the beautiful gift of skin rejuvenation this fall and Schedule an Appointment with us.
To get a head start on your skincare for the fall season, schedule a facial , book your appointment here or purchase your treatments online. We invite you to join our 30 min skin module to learn about your options.
At Nouvelle Peau Medispa we believe the happier you are, the more beautiful you become. Professional skin care treatments are not to be taken lightly, which is why we ensure the best practices in the industry and provide nothing but the latest tested, safe, and proven innovation in the field. With over 15 years of experience in the non surgical face and body treatments, we have locations in Mexico, USA and now Canada! Come visit us to experience first class skin care with the latest technology in the industry. Our services range from , laser hair removal, peeling, rosacea laser treatment, facials, acne treatment, fungus treatment, body contouring to tattoo removal, radio frequency and IPL. www.nouvellepeau.com