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Laser Skin Treatments Best for Winter

February 10, 2012 | Laser Hair Removal, Other, Skin Care

This winter in Atlanta has been everything but typical with temperatures reaching as low as the 30s in the mornings and as high as the 60s in the afternoons. This warmer than normal weather may have you planning your spring break and summer vacations earlier, but if you’re hoping to receive laser treatment to take care of imperfections like spider veins, unwanted hair, or even wrinkles, now is the time to make your appointment.

Because the sun should be avoided after laser procedures, they are best reserved for colder months. UV exposure after laser treatment can cause hyperpigmentation, so we advise our laser patients to avoid sun exposure for 4 to 6 weeks following treatment. Although wearing SPF 30 sunscreen and clothes that cover the treated area(s) can help protect against hyperpigmentation, it is best to avoid the sun altogether, which is easier done during colder months than during the summer.

Here at AYA Medical Spa, we offer several laser treatments including laser hair removal, laser vein reduction, and laser wrinkle reduction. With multiple lasers that care for a variety of skin conditions, types, and complexions, we are sure to meet your laser treatment needs. If you are trying to receive laser treatment before the warm weather, it is important to plan accordingly as some treatments require multiple sessions spaced a few weeks apart to yield optimal results.

For instance, if you’re hoping to take care of spider veins before shorts season, plan for 1 to 3 treatments spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart. During a consultation, we will be able to better tell you how many vein reduction treatments you will need. Likewise, depending on your lines and wrinkles, you can expect to need 3 to 5 wrinkle reducing laser treatments spaced 3 or 4 weeks apart. If you’re looking for a razor-free summer, you will probably require at least 4 to 6 laser hair removal treatments (some patients require up to 8) spaced 6 weeks apart for long lasting hair removal results.

If you are interested in pursuing any of the aforementioned laser treatments before the summer, call and schedule your free skin analysis consultation so that we can help you determine your specific skin care needs and treatment requirements. Don’t forget about all of our non-laser services like CoolSculpting® fat reduction, microdermabrasion, facial fillers, and Botox® to name a few. Keep reading our blog for skincare news and specials, and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter if you haven’t already.