Winter—the peak of laser season. Skin rejuvenation with laser resurfacing is a true solution for treating damage deep in the skin (fine lines and wrinkles, lax skin, pigmentation, scarring from acne or surgical procedures, general dull complexion, and more). Why is winter the best time of the year to be scheduling your laser treatments?
For the best efficacy, more powerful lasers work deep beneath the surface of the skin to treat damage where it’s rooted. In the winter as we spend more time indoors, it’s much easier to protect your deeply healing skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
The deeper the treatment, the more downtime you will experience. During recovery right after a laser treatment, your skin is already considered compromised (in a controlled manner) and minor discomfort is often expected. You won’t want to further irritate and sensitize your skin with exposure to sunlight.
During the skin regeneration process, limiting sun exposure around laser treatments is crucial so as to prevent photo damage and even deeper pigmentation from developing while your skin is vulnerable. This damage is often harder to treat than the original concern.
Your body goes through the natural skin renewal process after your laser treatment, which doesn’t occur instantly. The process continues for at least about 2 months after treatment, after which your results really start to shine. Those who are able to flaunt their clear, glowing skin by the summertime will have planned for it in advance over the winter.
Ready to discover your options for laser resurfacing? Put yourself in good hands to learn more about treatments like Contour TRL, HALO, and ProFractional in a complimentary Comprehensive Skin Consultation with one of our skilled medical aestheticians. Request online now, or call us at (604) 733-1669.