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Why Winter Is Best for Laser Treatments

As the days get drier and colder, your self-care routine should change in response. You’ll need to apply moisturizer more often to keep your skin supple and avoid the uncomfortable tightness, itchiness, and flakiness of dry winter skin. You’ll also spend more time indoors staying cozy and warm instead of braving the chilly temperatures, giving you the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to laser rejuvenation.

At MacDonald Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jeannie MacDonald will help you choose which option is the perfect solution for your unique needs from the menu below.


Intense pulsed light simultaneously releases many different wavelengths of light at your skin like a photo flash. IPL’s nickname is “the lunchtime laser,” as it’s virtually painless and requires little to no downtime. Patients typically can return to most daily activities immediately following their appointment.

IPL works by treating the second layer of skin of cells to eliminate unwanted pigment like freckles, sun spots, and redness. Then, your body will reabsorb it. IPL is also an effective hair removal treatment.

IPL improves the appearance of skin concerns, including:

  • Acne and scars
  • Birthmarks
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Liver or age spots
  • Melasma
  • Freckles
  • Redness from rosacea
  • Spider and varicose veins
  • Unwanted hair

As optimal IPL results require a series of sessions, there’s no better time to get started than this winter.

Laser Vein Treatment

Get your legs ready to show off this summer. Laser vein treatments aim to reduce the appearance of spider veins and superficial varicose veins. With bursts of high-intensity light, minimally invasive laser treatments close the vein without harming the surrounding skin, making it fade away.

Most patients experience the best results from several treatments spaced four to six weeks apart.

Other benefits of laser vein treatments include:

  • Improves leg appearance
  • Relieves discomfort
  • Increases mobility
  • Better sleep

Why Choose Winter for Laser Treatment?

In winter, activities slow down, giving you more time to pay attention to your skin and take excellent care of yourself. Scheduling your laser treatments during winter’s cooler months allows you to protect your skin by covering it up with clothes.

Following laser skin repair, skin becomes more sensitive, and avoiding exposure is crucial. Damage from UV rays can complicate the healing process and make your results less effective. Too much sun and heat exposure can quickly cause burning, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and other issues. With less sunlight during the winter, UV levels are lower, providing your skin time to heal without the risks of sun exposure.

During winter, it’s easier to avoid excessive heat and sun exposure, but skin can also become drier and vulnerable to aging. Scheduling your laser appointments during the winter reminds you to keep your skin moisturized for a healthier, radiant appearance.

Choosing Dr. Jeannie MacDonald as Your Vancouver Laser Expert

Whether you’re looking to remove unwanted hair or veins or refresh your complexion, Dr. MacDonald will work with you to develop a unique laser treatment plan to ensure radiant results. Dr. MacDonald’s dedication to excellent patient care makes her one of the best laser treatment providers in Vancouver. Contact us today to schedule your private consultation.