Top 3 Laser Treatments For Winter

The days are shorter, the air is brisk, there may or not be snow on the ground, and the holiday season is in full swing. Finally, winter has arrived, which means it is laser season at Coastal Aesthetics. Here are our top 3 laser treatments for winter.

Cooler temperatures and less sun exposure make for the perfect compliments to various laser treatments, ranging from hair removal to skin resurfacing. Laser-treated skin is more sensitive than usual, so winter is the ideal time for laser treatments. Since an entire course of laser treatments can take up to three months to complete (with multiple sessions spanning 4-6 weeks), by the time warm weather returns, you will be able to show off the amazing results. Plus, less sun exposure in the winter means a quicker recovery.

Make chillier temperatures work in your favor with our top three laser treatments for winter, including Alma Hybrid for skin rejuvenation and diminishing sun spots, Harmony XL Pro for skin resurfacing, and Soprano Ice for hair removal.

How Do Laser Treatments Work?

The top 3 laser treatments for winter may have different outcomes, but they all work similarly to improve the look of sun damage, acne, fine lines, and wrinkles, and in the case of Soprano ICE, safe and effective hair removal. 

Laser treatments are a sought-after solution for various skin concerns because they can reach the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen and improve the skin effectively. These treatments harness the power of light, heat, and energy to improve skin color, texture, and tone. In addition, lasers create tiny, painless injuries to the tissue that triggers it to heal while stimulating new collagen production.

This process stimulates the growth of fibroblasts, a precursor for collagen. Increasing collagen production results in tighter, more radiant skin with diminished imperfections. For hair removal, lasers target the pigment in the hair follicles to heat and destroy the hair with precision, so it no longer grows. 

While the lasers are powerful enough to stimulate this change, they are also gentle enough to be used on the face and body parts without pain. Many lasers are equipped with cooling technology to keep the skin comfortable, so you can hardly feel the heat from the laser.

Why Is Winter A Good Season For Laser Treatments?

There are several reasons why skin experts prefer laser treatments in the winter to the summer, including:

Less Sun Exposure

After laser treatment, the skin is more sensitive to the sun and environmental factors while it heals. Due to this sensitivity, wintertime tends to be ideal because you are less likely to be outdoors in the sun’s harsh UV light. This applies to skin resurfacing and hair removal laser treatments. We ask our patients to stay out of the sun and avoid tanning before, during, and after treatments. It is easier for active patients who enjoy outdoor activities to follow these guidelines during winter as they tend to be indoors more.

Ease Summer Skin Damage

You can reduce the effects of excessive and repeated sun exposure incurred during the summer with laser treatments during the winter months. Even if you use sunscreen, the sun’s harsh UV rays can still penetrate the skin and produce excess melanin, causing sun spots or age spots to form. These discolored spots become more noticeable with age, especially when left untreated. Two of our top 3 laser treatments for winter, the Alma Hybrid and Harmony XL Pro, do wonders for diminishing the look of age spots.

Optimal Results Take Time

Start laser treatments in the winter for silky, smooth legs or brighter, more youthful skin this coming summer. Multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart are the typical schedule for laser treatments, so giving yourself time is necessary for desired results. For skin resurfacing, it takes time for the skin to heal correctly. With laser hair removal, the procedure has to be done at the beginning of a growth cycle for optimal results.

Alma Hybrid Laser Treatments

The Alma Hybrid is a fantastic skin resurfacing therapy for treating skin concerns like age spots, wrinkles, fine lines, acne, scars, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation. That is why it is one of our top 3 laser treatments for winter.

Alma Hybrid combines an ablative CO2 laser with a non-ablative 1570nm laser and ultrasound technology, which yields impressive results with minimal downtime. There are three different functions of the Alma Hybrid, and each of them addresses unique skin conditions and has individual treatment plans.

  • The Hybrid OScar option addresses scars, such as acne, trauma, and surgical scars. Patients notice a dramatic reduction in scars in about five sessions. 
  • The Hybrid Lift is ideal for easing fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage-induced pigmentation. Patients see results quickly; some require just two treatment sessions for desired results.
  • Hybrid Soft Lift is best for patients who want to refine and rejuvenate skin tone and reduce the visibility of moderate wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and lesions. For desired results, most patients require one to two treatment sessions.

Harmony XL Pro Laser Treatment

Harmony XL Pro is a comprehensive laser treatment that delivers outstanding results for patients with many skin issues and types. The Harmony XL Pro is an advanced version of the Harmony XL with new technologies, handpieces, and treatment innovations. It has 65 FDA-approved medical aesthetic indications, which means it is a versatile solution that addresses multiple concerns. Our licensed practitioners at Coastal Aesthetics can target specific problem areas and deliver a precise depth of treatment, which means optimal customized results. 

Soprano ICE

Soprano ICE is the latest hair removal laser treatment from Alma Lasers, and we consider it a top laser treatment for winter. Laser hair removal has many benefits, which is why it is such a popular treatment at Coastal Aesthetics. 

Not only can you stop removing unwanted hair at home with shaving and waxing, but you can also benefit from the precision that only a laser can safely provide. It is so precise that larger areas, like the legs or back, can be treated in about 30 minutes. Patients love that it’s virtually pain-free, thanks to the cooling pumps within the applicator. Soprano ICE is powerful yet gentle enough to use on sensitive areas, including the bikini line, upper lip, and ears. The most popular treatment areas include the face (chin, sideburns, upper lip), underarms, back, legs, and bikini area. 

Additionally, most patients have 80-90% permanent hair loss after an average of six sessions and then maintenance sessions once or twice per year.

Why Choose Coastal Aesthetics for Your Winter Laser Treatments?

Since 2017, Kimberlee Smith, MSN, FNP and her medical team have served the coastal York, Maine community. Patients love working with the medical staff at Coastal Aesthetics due to their acute attention to detail, precision treatment, and attentive patient care.

Kimberlee’s impressive medical background started in the hospital with Urgent Care. When she transitioned into aesthetics, she received training and certification at the National Laser Institute in Boston, MA, and received advanced training in cosmetic treatments at the Esthetics Skin Institute. She is continually advancing her education and advancing her techniques through advanced training courses throughout the country. She is a Master Injector, trained by Allergan, whom she continues to train with several times throughout the year. Kimberlee is a national speaker, educator and faculty member of Alma Lasers and is recognized within the aesthetics community as an expert in laser skin treatments.

Are you ready to see what a difference Coastal Aesthetics can make for you? Contact us online to book your laser treatment consultation and start your journey to a better you today!

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