Two reasons why winter is the best time for laser treatments
December 10, 2018 | Lasers
From smoothing wrinkles and lightening brown spots, to treating sun damage and fading acne scars, laser treatments are an incredibly effective way to treat some of our most common skin concerns.
Here are two reasons why we recommend you schedule any laser treatments during the winter, instead of in spring or fall.
One: Lasers work best on minimally pigmented (untanned) skin.
There’s a measurable difference between the results of laser treatments performed on tanned skin and the results of laser treatments performed on lighter, untanned skin! This time of year, when your skin is at its least pigmented (tanned), is when lasers do their best work.
Two: Skin heals faster in the winter.
In winter, when we’re naturally inside and have our skin covered up more often, skin can recover from laser treatments quicker and more efficiently. Exposure to the sun slows the healing process, so your recovery time (as well as your ability to see results) takes longer during sunnier parts of the year.
At Seitz Dermatology, we offer different many types of laser treatments to create the results you want. These include:
- Nd YAG: High-intensity light penetrates deep inside your skin tissue to create tighter and smoother-looking skin. Nd YAG is ideal for minimizing the appearance of tiny veins, laser hair removal, and lightening some types of raised brown spots.
- CO2: Customizable in both intensity and depth to treat surface, middle and deep skin levels. CO2 is ideal for treating fine lines, evening out skin tone/texture, treating sun damage and eliminating age spots.
- IPL: Refreshes skin and creates a smooth, youthful look by fading sun spots, toning down generalized facial redness and treating uneven pigmentation.
- Sublative: Similar to lasers, but this option uses infrared light. Ideal for treating acne scars, mild to moderate wrinkles/fine lines, and smoothing your overall skin texture.
Before performing any laser treatment, you’ll need a consult with Dr. Seitz to determine which particular laser best suits your needs.
(And you can read all about what a typical consult looks like right here.)
Let’s get you in for your laser treatment before the short window of ideal treatment time is closed!
To set up a consult today, get in touch here.