Why Winter is the Best Season for Hair Removal

It’s winter, which – for many – means letting it all hang loose. We’re talking about unwanted hair! According to 90% of our clientele, shaving is the most bothersome, time consuming beauty task. First of all, most of them have to do it every day – and you know what happens when you’re in a rush! Nicks, cuts and regrowth itch are just some of the reasons why we hate shaving. To add insult to injury, the costs of shaving products can also add up over time.

Don’t wait until the warmer weather of spring rolls around before you start thinking about hair removal, because then it will be too late to start a course of laser hair removal. If you leave it until spring or summer, you will have to choose between shaving, hair removal creams, waxing, or staying out of the sun.

For Best Results, Opt for Wintertime Laser Hair Removal

It’s best to book your laser hair removal sessions for winter, when you won’t be in the sun as much. Ideally, there should be no sun exposure for four weeks prior to your treatment, and not sun for two weeks after, due to the nature of the lasers being used.

Some lasers work better when the skin is light, as they seek out the dark pigment in the hair, and pose less of a risk to the surrounding skin. Other types of lasers are not as sensitive to the pigment, so they can be used on slightly darker skin tones, but they will typically require more sessions.

If there is not much difference between the color of the skin and the hair, the laser may not be able to tell the difference and therefore, it may pose a risk for complications. Skin that contains more than the natural pigment from tanning or self-tanning lotion, is at risk for scarring or burning.

Important Factors to Remember Regarding Laser Hair Removal

The success of your laser hair removal course depends on the efficacy of each individual session and that all depends on a few important factors.

1. Light Skin + Dark Hair = Perfect Combination

The bigger the contrast between the hair color and skin color, the better. Dark skin with blond hair, or light skin with dark hair work best. We can use different lasers or hair darkening solutions to deal with absorption difficulties, but some hair and skin types may require more sessions.

2. No Tanning Before and After

To avoid skin damage or blotches, it’s best to stay out of the sun during your treatment. Laser hair removal usually requires multiple treatment sessions, set a week or two apart to ensure proper coverage.

3. Aftercare is Key

After treatment, you may notice hair growth at the treatment site. These new hairs will fall out, so do resist the urge to tweeze them. Also avoid any perfumes, dyes and products containing alcohol in the week after your session.

Bradford Skin Clinic and Med Spa prides itself on mastering the latest in laser hair removal techniques and technology. We use the latest safety standards to bring you highly effective treatments that help improve on your natural beauty. Get in touch with us today to learn more about laser hair removal or to book an assessment.

We offer you a FREE consultation that provides details and advice on our services and the different options you can explore and cover.

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Billie Delaney
Billie Delaney
5 out of 5 stars
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Ladies are wonderful. Nurse Alex is great. Very good, explains what she is doing and what to expect. If you have any skin issues, contact...
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Stella Adyero
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Ashley was so wonderful & great in every sense. She's very warm, friendly, approachable and professional. Also very knowledgeable, she provided me with all the...
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corinne lane
5 out of 5 stars
a week ago
Booked with Shannon for lip filler. It was my first time and she made me feel super comfortable and was very informative! Everything was super...
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Karin
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I had a lovely experience at Bradford Skin Clinic & Med Spa. Alex is very welcoming, knowledgeable and professional. She made sure to explain the...
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Hadas Menashe
Hadas Menashe
2020-09-18
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I started going to Bradford Skin Clinic because of Alex my injecting nurse. She started there recently (but has many years of experience). It’s a beautiful and clean place with professional service. If it’s Botox or filler for my lips, Alex was always gentle and patient. I love that she is 💯% honest with me and will always stop me from making bad decisions in regards to my face! LoL!
Elisabeth Isakov
Elisabeth Isakov
2020-09-17
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I started seeing Alex and I am amazed at the results I have seen already. The services and products Alex has recommended for me have changed my skin so much in the past few months. I am so thankful to have found such a knowledgeable professional!
Ilona Petrenko
Ilona Petrenko
2020-09-17
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I have been getting my Botox injection with Alex for the last two years, I initially met her in her Vaughan clinic and yesterday had the pleasure of visiting her location in Bradford, the place is so lovely clean modern and professional and the staff there is amazing :)
Kristine Viegas
Kristine Viegas
2020-04-26
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Friendly staff and amazing customer service. Ordered my at home facial, delivered to my house so quickly with great results.
Natalie Hartley
Natalie Hartley
2020-03-15
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Just had my very first ever micro-needling experience and in 24 hours utterly FANTASTIC results which will get even better over the next few weeks. Love that Jess talked me through the entire experience prior, loved that she focused in on the need areas and was diligent about her technique and maximizing the needles depth and range where appropriate. A day later my skin is smoother, pores already diminishing, fine line disappearing. I loved this treatment and highly recommend!
Christopher Stark
Christopher Stark
2020-01-07
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This is an amazing clinic! From their social media presence to their informative website. This is the exact kind of business we offer great prices & coverage's too because they are so professional.
Cathy Hamilton
Cathy Hamilton
2019-01-30
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Awesome staff! And my skin is so much better after just a couple sessions!
Margaret Joyce Crognale
Margaret Joyce Crognale
2018-12-07
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I got my first ever peel 3 weeks ago and started using a cleanser and moisturizer that Mia recommended to me. Within a couple of days I noticed a big difference in the way my skin looked and felt. I also HAD a lot of facial veins that I was very embarrassed by. Mia suggested a photo rejuvenation for broken capillaries and we scheduled it for the following week. I went in with a feeling like oh well let see what this can do as I had been living with this for so long I wasn’t sure anything would help. 20 minutes later about 80% was gone and within about 3 days another 10% was gone with 1 treatment! That was a week ago yesterday. I went to the open house yesterday with no make up on so I could show Mia, Ashley and Jessica what they did for me. I am so thankful and grateful. I will definitely be back soon for another treatment and continued maintenance. The clinic is beautifully decorated and spotless clean. The owner and staff are amazing women and so welcoming. I highly recommend Bradford Skin Clinic.
Sheri McGrath
Sheri McGrath
2018-11-26
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Very knowledgeable with many years experience.
Allana Cosby
Allana Cosby
2018-11-18
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Great service and products!