The Four Best Treatments to Schedule in the Winter Months

Many of us wait until spring to start planning our health and wellness journeys, but the fact is that summer bodies and revitalized faces are made in the winter months. The wintertime is an ideal time to schedule various cosmetic treatments, from minimally invasive treatments to more significant surgeries. Not only do the shorter, darker days allow for less sun exposure, but they also make for more time spent snuggled up at home, resting and recovering. To help get you on track to feel your most confident this summer, we’re sharing a round-up of the best treatments to schedule in the winter months. 

Laser Treatments

Laser treatments are ideal for schedule during the winter months because many of them are effective at resurfacing the skin to reveal a more even, youthful skin tone. While this allows for a more revitalized appearance, the skin tends to be more sensitive and susceptible to sun damage. The darker winter months are a great time to schedule a laser treatment because the UV rays aren’t as strong, so you’re more likely to get better results than you would if you scheduled during the hot, sunny summer months. Some of the laser treatments we provide at O’Neill Plastic Surgery include:

  • The PicoSure Laser was originally designed to remove tattoos, but cosmetic surgeons found that it also excelled at skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, brown/age spot removal, acne scar reduction, and other imperfections.
  • SmartSkin+ reduces unwanted signs of aging, including wrinkles around your eyes and mouth. This laser treatment is also suitable for other areas of the body, such as the arms, chest, and hands. Just one treatment can diminish the deepest lines without the need for surgery. This service also boasts minimal downtime and provides long-lasting results.
  • IPL technology uses wavelengths of pulsed light to improve skin color, correct some sun damage, correct uneven skin pigment, and eliminate most facial vessels.


For those who are interested in targeting areas of stubborn fat, CoolSculpting Elite is a non-invasive way to slim various areas of the body. CoolSculpting is ideal to schedule during the winter months because, depending on the area, it can take multiple sessions to achieve your desired results. Even once the sessions are complete, the final results tend to become visible in the months following the treatment, allowing you to feel swimsuit-ready by the summertime!

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal typically takes six to eight rounds to achieve the desired results. The winter months are best to start the laser hair removal process because we recommend that you don’t shave, pluck, wax, or tweeze your hair prior to your hair removal appointment. During swimsuit season, this is a more inconvenient prerequisite, but it’s much more feasible to let your hair grow in the winter months. Getting laser hair removal during the winter is also a good idea because we advise patients to limit sun exposure after treatment.

Larger Elective Surgeries

If you’ve been interested in scheduling a more significant procedure, such as a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, or facelift, the winter is typically the best time to schedule for a multitude of reasons. First of all, the winter months lend themselves to optimum downtime. The days are short, and the weather isn’t so great, so it’s easier to rest and recover than in the busy summer months. In addition, cozy, loose-fitting clothes are perfect to wear during recovery to keep you comfortable. Finally, by the time summer arrives, you’ll be ready to show off the results of your cosmetic surgery.

Contact O’Neill Plastic Surgery

Are you looking to feel your best by the time summer arrives? Make use of the winter so you’ll feel your most confident on the first beach day of the season. Whether you want to get rid of unwanted hair, refresh your skin, or make a change, the winter months are ideal to schedule your desired service. Looking to book your procedure today? Contact our team at O’Neill Plastic Surgery, and we will figure out a time that works best with your busy schedule! Find more details on our website or by giving us a call at (843) 881-2130 for more information.

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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