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Why Fall is the Best Season for Laser Treatments

NDDA September 2023 Laser Treatments for Fall
Although laser treatments can be done anytime throughout the year, there is an optimal season to schedule them. And, while the side effects of laser treatments are usually mild and temporary, exposure to the sun and heat can increase sensitivity and affect the healing process. Indeed, if the skin is exposed before or after laser treatments, the chances of developing unwanted dark spots or light spots increase.

 

So, whether you’re considering laser hair removal, laser scar revision, or laser skin resurfacing to improve your skin’s appearance, the fall and winter months are the ideal time for these procedures. Let us take a closer look at why choosing this specific time of year has its advantages.

Opting for laser treatments during the fall and winter seasons provides numerous benefits. Here are a few reasons to consider:

  1. Reduced Sun Exposure: Fall and winter bring shorter days and less outdoor activity. This reduced sun exposure is particularly advantageous post-laser treatments because newly treated skin is more susceptible to UV radiation. A decrease in sun exposure minimizes the risk of complications like hyperpigmentation and ensures a smoother recovery process.
  2. Enhanced Sun Protection: Cooler temperatures in these seasons make it more convenient to shield your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. You can comfortably don protective clothing, hats, and sunscreen without feeling overheated. Vigilant sun protection is essential after laser treatment to preserve your skin’s integrity and optimize the results.
  3. Avoidance of Heat-Inducing Activities:Depending on the specific laser treatment, you may need to refrain from activities that generate heat. This includes vigorous exercise or saunas, for a period of time after the procedure. During cooler months, people naturally engage in less heat-inducing physical activities, making it easier to adhere to post-treatment restrictions.
  4. Complete Healing Before Summer:Many laser treatments necessitate multiple sessions for optimal outcomes. Starting your series of treatments in the fall ensures ample time for your skin to heal and rejuvenate before the arrival of the summer season. This allows you to confidently flaunt your improved skin when the warmer months roll around.

Noteworthy Laser Treatments:

Smartxide Dot Laser:This FDA-approved resurfacing laser is specially designed to enhance the appearance of aging skin. It combines the effectiveness of the traditional CO2 laser with minimal downtime. DOT therapy involves applying pinpoint dots of laser energy to the skin, initiating the healing process, and promoting collagen growth for skin tightening and improved texture.

Advantages:

  • Minimal downtime.
  • Minimal discomfort.
  • Noticeable improvement in skin color, texture, and quality within one week.

CoolPeel:CoolPeel offers the benefits of traditional CO2 laser therapy comfortably. Targeting the superficial layer of the skin, CoolPeel effectively reduces sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars, revealing healthier-looking skin. What sets CoolPeel apart is its ability to stimulate collagen production through fractional ablative treatment, all with minimal downtime.

Advantages:

  • Reduced risk of hyperpigmentation.
  • Quick 5-15-minute treatment sessions.
  • Minimal downtime.

Treatment Frequency:

Improving your skin with laser treatments often requires multiple sessions. While a single laser treatment can produce noticeable results, a series of 3 to 4 sessions is typically recommended. Individuals may find it best to schedule their laser treatments during the fall and winter based on the frequency of treatments needed.

The fall and winter months for laser treatments ensure a comfortable and effective experience while allowing ample time for recovery before the sun-soaked days of summer. Schedule a consultation with our aestheticians to discuss your specific goals and determine the best timing for your laser treatment.

 

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