Remember summer? Yes, that short season that comes and goes rapidly?
Although summer seems so brief, it certainly can leave a lasting impression. Sun damage accumulates over the warmer months, and after spending time outdoors, you are left with the results – hyperpigmentation, brown spots, increased wrinkling and tired-looking skin.
As we age, our skin doesn’t bounce back from over-exposure to the sun in the summer as quickly as it did in our youth. The result? Age spots (which are really sun damage), spider veins and sagging skin.
Some good news about winter
It’s the best time of year to have certain skin care treatments performed. Laser treatments can leave your skin sensitive to the sun, so the ideal time to undergo a treatment such as IPL Photo Rejuvenation or skin resurfacing is winter, when you spend more time indoors.
With more intense laser resurfacing, sun exposure is a complete no-go, as your skin is extremely vulnerable to damage. Exposure to any sun prior to and after an IPL Photo Rejuvenation treatment is also discouraged. If you have a tan, even a slight one before a procedure, the laser treatment can burn your skin, and it is mandatory to avoid the sun afterwards.
IPL Photo Rejuvenation is effective for treating:
Hyperpigmentation and brown spots
Appearance of rosacea (but will not remove it entirely)
It’s also best to have other laser treatments performed during the colder season for the same reason – sun sensitivity afterwards. If you’re considering laser hair removal or tattoo removal, now is the best time.