As Michigan embraces the full force of winter, it brings about the perfect opportunity to indulge in some self-care and rejuvenation. While the chilly weather might have you reaching for cozy blankets and hot cocoa, it’s also the ideal time to consider laser treatments for skin rejuvenation and hair removal due to the lack of sun exposure (that must be avoided with laser treatments)! Three popular options for achieving radiant skin are BroadBand Light (BBL), Halo laser, and Profractional laser treatments.
What is BroadBand Light (BBL)?
BroadBand Light therapy utilizes high-intensity pulses of light to target specific skin concerns, such as sun damage, age spots, and uneven pigmentation. It also targets redness and rosacea. The procedure is gentle with minimal downtime, but you must be out of the sun one month before and one month after treatment, making it a convenient choice for the winter months. BBL not only addresses existing skin issues but also stimulates collagen production, leaving your skin looking refreshed and revitalized.
What is Halo?
Halo is a hybrid fractional laser that combines ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to address a range of skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, pore size, and uneven skin tone. The controlled damage inflicted by the laser prompts the skin’s natural healing process, resulting in a smoother and more youthful complexion. Since Halo requires some downtime for recovery (typically one week), winter’s reduced sun exposure is an ideal time to undergo this transformative treatment.
What is Profractional?
The Sciton Profractional laser utilizes advanced technology to address deep lines, wrinkles, and severe acne scars. The Profractional laser works by creating microchannels, or tiny wounds, in the skin through focused laser beams. The micro-injuries induced by the laser trigger the body’s natural healing response. This process includes the production of new collagen, a crucial protein responsible for skin elasticity and firmness. As collagen levels increase, the skin undergoes rejuvenation, reducing the appearance of deep lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. Due to the aggressive nature of this treatment and significant downtime, it is also ideal to undergo during the winter months!
Why Laser Hair Removal?
Winter is also the perfect season to say goodbye to the hassle of shaving and waxing by opting for laser hair removal. With less time spent outdoors and more time bundled up in layers, it’s an opportune moment to start a laser hair removal journey, as you cannot fire our laser on any sun-exposed skin! In addition, multiple sessions are typically required for optimal results; starting the process in winter ensures that you’ll be ready to reveal smooth, hair-free skin by the time summer arrives.
To summarize, it is best to undergo these laser treatments in the winter months due to:
- Reduced Sun Exposure: Since laser treatments can make the skin more sensitive to UV rays, undergoing procedures during winter reduces the risk of sun damage and complications.
- Downtime Comfort: Some laser treatments may require a brief recovery period (such as Halo and Profractional), and winter allows you to comfortably stay indoors during this time.
- Preparation for Spring: By starting laser treatments in winter, you can unveil the results just in time for spring, showcasing your rejuvenated skin and smooth complexion.
As winter takes hold, seize the opportunity to pamper yourself and invest in your skin’s health. With laser treatments like BBL, Halo, Profractional, and laser hair removal, you can emerge from the cold season with a radiant glow and newfound confidence. Call 248-852-1900 with any questions J
Nicole Denha, PA-C