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Why Winter Is The Best Time for Laser Hair Removal

Why Winter Is The Best Time for Laser Hair Removal

Everything You Need To Know Before Your First Appointment

Many women struggle with excess hair growth and spend money on waxing treatments and razor blades without getting the results they really want.

Thinking about laser hair removal in Ottawa? That’s a great idea and can give you long-lasting hair-free results and help you save money at the same time. It might sound too good to be true, but keep reading this article and you’ll discover all the benefits of laser hair removal, especially in winter.

First, let’s take a closer look at what a laser hair removal treatment does exactly.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal, as the name suggests, uses a laser, otherwise known as a concentrated beam of light, to remove hair. This laser is absorbed by a dark pigment in the hair known as melanin. When this occurs, the light energy is converted into heat.

This heat is able to damage the hair follicles and bulbs to a certain extent, either inhibiting or delaying the growth of new hair from that follicle. As hair grows in different stages and laser is only effective on newborn hairs,  one laser hair removal session is not enough to be hair-free forever, however. Instead, you might need to come back to get treated several times.

What You Need To Know Before Getting One

There are a few things you need to know before going in for laser hair removal treatments. First off, it’s not as painful as you might think. While getting your hair follicles blasted by a laser may not sound like the most pleasant thing in the world, it usually is not any more painful than a flick.

You can even ask the person administering the treatment to give you some numbing cream. Before you go in for your treatment, it’s important to remember to shave the area that is being treated. Some people may be afraid to shave their hair, especially on their face, in fear of it getting darker and thicker, but this is a myth.

You must not wax the area to be treated for at least 4 weeks. If you do this, the laser will not be able to treat the hair follicles as they need to be treated. You also should not wear any makeup or creams on the location being treated as these substances can get in the way of the laser.

The Advantages Of A Winter Laser Hair Removal Treatment

You might be wondering why laser hair removal in winter is so different from getting laser treatments at any other time of the year. The major advantage is that you won’t be spending a lot of time in the heat and sun during the winter as you would during the summer months. This is important since you need to stay out of direct sunlight 4 weeks before and after getting laser treatments. Skin that is tanned and sunburnt can not, absolutely not be treated by laser. This may cause severe burns and unreversible scarring and skin discoloration. Since you will likely spend more time indoors during the winter, this will give you plenty of time to complete your laser hair removal treatments. More than that, by summer, your treatments will likely be showing a great improvement. So, you’ll be able to show off your hairless skin with confidence.

Let’s Talk Money

Money is always a concern when it comes to treatments. This is especially true for hair removal treatments.

So, what do you need to consider when spending money on winter laser hair removal?

How Much Money And Time Does An Average Woman Spend On Hair Removal

The time and cost of laser hair removal can depend on a variety of factors. The most important factor is how large of an area you will have treated. For example, there is a big difference between treating your underarms compared to treating your legs.

Smaller areas are much more manageable and can be treated in a shorter period of time. On the other hand, larger areas will take longer to treat and will cost more. However, this is an investment for your future self. If you compare the cost of shaving and waxing equipment during the years with the cost of a laser hair removal, you will probably find that laser hair removal is way more worth it. Especially when you add all your hard work that you put into shaving or waxing your body. Keep in mind, no other hair removal method will give you soft and amazingly silky smooth skin!

Prices and Treatments at MC Laser

As mentioned before, even at MC Laser, the prices of your laser hair removal treatments will vary according to where you get hair removed. You can book a consultation if you want to know more about MC Laser’s pricing and process.

MC Laser also has other laser treatments that can help with skin rejuvenation and the reduction of dark spots.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s natural to have questions about a procedure like laser hair removal. This is especially true if you don’t know much about it.

Below are some of the most common questions about this treatment.

Why Do I Need Multiple Appointments For Laser Hair Removal?

You need multiple appointments because not all hair follicles grow at the same time. At your first treatment, only a certain number of follicles will be affected by the laser, while others have not produced hairs yet and will not respond to treatment.

By getting multiple laser sessions, , you can make sure you treat all your follicles.

What To Expect During Treatment?

During treatment, you will likely be in a reclining chair or lying flat. You can choose to have numbing cream applied or not (only on face or private area).

You’ll need to wear special glasses to protect your eyes from the laser’s light. The treatment may last between a few minutes to an hour.

What Is The Treatment Interval?

You will need to come back for treatment every four to eight weeks. You should aim to get four to six treatments for a specific area to achieve the desired results.

For areas where hair grows slowly, you might need to have treatments every twelve to sixteen weeks.

Aftercare

After the procedure, the treated area may be red, swollen and bumpyTo reduce this, try applying Aloe Vera gel for the first 24 hours.

Avoid skin irritants or deodorant in the first 24 hours. Also, avoid working out, swimming, hot tubs and saunas for the next 48 hours after laser hair removal, as this can irritate your folicules and cause skin rash.

As your skin heals, it is important to stay out of the sun for several weeks. Be sure to use sunscreen with SPF 30+ every day to protect your skin.

The Best Laser Hair Removal Ottawa has to Offer

Now that you know all about laser hair removal, you’ll know exactly what to expect from your treatments and are ready to get started, right? To learn more, contact us here.