Did you know it's recommended to do some cosmetic treatments seasonally?
But why is that? Simply because the suns rays are not as strong and you're typically protected by more clothing. We've listed the top 4 treatments best performed in fall and winter months to achieve your best glow before spring.
#1 Chemical Peels
It's no secret that fall is considered 'peel' season. Superficial peels can be done at any time of year, but if your focus is pigment and uneven skin tone, it's best to wait until fall when you're exposed to less sunlight. Some peels make you more sensitive to sun exposure and can actually darken pigment if you're not careful.
#2 IPL Facials
I LOVE photofacials. IPL focuses on pigment (browns) and rosacea/redness. Treatments are typically done 3-4 weeks apart in a series of 3. Doing them over the cooler months is recommended because, similar to chemical peels, when treating pigment issues you can darken melasma if you're not careful. Also, rosacea is worsened with sun exposure.
#3 Laser Hair Removal
LHR works by targeting the pigmented hair follicle to reduce or eliminate hair growth. Treatments are done 4-8 weeks apart, with an average of 6-8 treatments. The best results are seen on pale, untanned skin to increase the contrast between skin colour and hair follicle.
#4 Skin Lightening Products
Lightening agents work wonders, but they can make your skin photosensitive. Using products like hydroquinone can have great results, but if used in the summer can lead to rashes, burns or darkening of the skin. Always remember to apply your SPF on top of your lightening products, whether it's summer or winter.
White Willow is excited to now offer all the mentioned services in this post (and more)! The month of November will be focused on pigment and hair removal so make sure to DM us with your email to be the first to receive our monthly promos.
Curious to see if you're a candidate? Consults are always free and include a mini facial to assess the skin. Your skin is unique to you so should be your treatment plan. We are honoured to be on this journey with you.
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