Holiday Hair Removal—Say Hello to Smooth Skin

Because people are bundled up so much, most people start to neglect their hair removal routine during the winter. In reality, the holiday season is actually the best time to start your hair removal. The New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery offers IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Hair Removal as a method of nonsurgical, no downtime hair removal. Say goodbye to hair, and say hello to smooth skin.

How Does It Work?

Before we get into why the holiday season is the best time to get permanent hair removal, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of how the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery does laser hair removal. We use the IPL treatment, which eliminates hair by targeting the hair follicles and destroying them. Specifically, the IPL treatment targets the hair’s pigment, as to avoid damaging other tissue and to deliver the IPL’s energy directly to the hair follicle. That’s why laser hair removal is so much more powerful for people with fair skin and dark hair; there’s more pigment on the hair and less on the skin, making it more likely for the IPL to hit their target. It’s also why it’s essential that patients get their laser hair removal during the winter, when their summer tan has faded the most.


It’s all about timing. Permanent hair removal only works on hairs that are in their growth stage, and not all your hairs will be in their growth stage during your treatment. That’s why it’s essential to have multiple sessions spread over a long period of time for your IPL hair removal to have maximum results. Starting your hair removal sessions in the winter will let you debut your smooth skin by the new year and springtime. By the time it’s shorts and bikini season, you’ll be able to confidently show off your flawless new skin.

Saying Goodbye to the Sun

One temporary side effect of the IPL hair removal treatment is redness and irritation in the treatment area. That’s not a place that should experience excess sun exposure; irritated skin is actually more likely to burn, and a sunburned treatment area cannot undergo IPL hair removal. Rather than cooping yourself up indoors all day, try getting your IPL hair removal in the winter, when the sun is less intense and you’re less likely to burn yourself.

For a consultation of the IPL permanent hair removal, contact the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery.