Fall is the Best Time for Laser Treatments

At The Aesthetic Center by Medical Associates, we provide a wide variety of laser treatments to address your skincare needs. From hair removal to skin discoloration and pigmentation issues, to skin texture or acne scarring laser treatments are a highly effective way to address these concerns and more. And while these treatments are safe to undergo all year, the fall season offers some great added benefits.

Erase the summer sun’s damage.

Relaxing or being active in the summer sun is a welcome reprieve from the harsh Iowa winters. But it also has a downside. The sun can wreak havoc on our skin, causing fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, and more. You can lessen and even remove these skin concerns with laser skin treatments.

It’s better for aftercare.

No matter what type of laser treatment you receive, one of the most important aftercare strategies is to avoid sun exposure before and after the treatment. Avoiding the sun’s UV rays helps to prevent unwanted damage, like dark spots (hyperpigmentation) or light spots (hypopigmentation), and better enables the laser treatment to target your skin concerns. It’s much easier to achieve this conservative approach to sunlight in the fall and winter.

When you have a laser treatment on your arms, legs, or other areas of concern, shaving or waxing too soon could cause unnecessary irritation. The cooler temps of fall can help with this issue as well. As you layer up in warmer clothes for the new season, you can worry less about this beauty maintenance and give your skin the tender care it needs.

It takes time to get the full results.

To get optimal results, you’ll probably need to undergo a series of laser treatments, and that does take a little time. For example, laser hair removal often requires 4-8 treatments spaced four to eight weeks apart depending on the area being treated. It’s wise to start a series on your legs or along the bikini line in the off season. Come time for spring break travels or summer pool sessions, your skin will be healed and ready to show off. It’s also a good idea to schedule a maintenance visit every year or so to preserve your results.

If you’ve been curious about trying laser treatments, give us a call to set up a complimentary consultation. During your appointment, we’ll perform an assessment and determine the best treatment options to achieve your personal goals. Contact us today at 563-584-3444!