Getting hair ready this winter

IPL Hair Reduction

IPL Hair Reduction

Did you know that Skindepth now offer IPL hair removal? And now is the perfect time of year to put in the work so you can enjoy beautiful and smooth results when the sun starts to shine again. Whilst we know autumn and winter is the best time of year to concentrate on treatments, many of our clients don’t exactly know why that it. So here are the top 3 reasons we encourage hair removal in the colder months.

1.   UV exposure is at a minimum – this means that the skin we will be treating will be paler (hair removal is most effective on lighter skin), but most importantly you will not be exposed to the sun post treatment. When the skin is exposed to the sun after IPL hair removal there is a greater chance of skin damage including discolouration and spots which can be very hard to treat.

2.   You will have time to schedule the right amount of treatments - hair removal requires a series of treatments to be truly effective. Time between treatments is crucial to allow the hair to move through its cycle and come back into the growth stage. This is the most effective time to treat as the IPL will be targeting the stem cells at the base of the follicle, preventing regrowth. This is between 4-6 weeks depending on the area. Usually 4-6 treatments are recommended for the best results.

3.   It’s easier to avoid fake tan – in winter it is more likely we are covered up and therefore less likely to use fake tan. Fake tan interferes with the effectiveness of the treatment so steer clear throughout your course of treatments to get the best results.

To get your silk smooth finish for spring come in for a consultation with Lily or Amelia. They can provide an assessment and advise the best course of treatments for you.