Laser hair removal is a popular treatment for people who want to get rid of their unwanted hair. It works by sending pulses of light energy that penetrate the skin and target the pigment in the hair follicle, causing it to atrophy and eventually die off.
It's importantnot to have any sun exposure before or after treatment because this can cause burns or other skin pigment damage. If you're going to be outside or wearing tight clothing afterward, make sure there's plenty of room around your treated area so air can circulate freely. Also make sure not to shave right before your appointment because this could irritate your skin and cause bleeding during treatment. Finally, keep in mind that results vary depending on factors like hair color, thickness, and density—the darker and thicker your hair is, the better results you'll see!
“Can I do laser hair removal and sunbathe?”, “Can I laser hair removal having tanned skin?” These are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about laser treatment. We will clarify all of them in the text below.
You will find out what the limits are related to laser and sun hair removal, and you will also check out tips on how to ensure safe results andavoid skin damage during treatment.
Before some tips of before after laser hair removal care, let’s see some benefits of it
Not. You should avoid sunbathing in the area that will be shaved at least 15 days before the session.
After all, the sun can be a big enemy during laser hair removal treatment.Skin hyperpigmentation can cause damage as well as impair the results of the procedure.
Just as care must be taken beforelaser hair removal, care must be maintained for some period after the procedure. This is because the skin will be more sensitized and sun exposure can cause burning, redness and even permanent stains.
In the first three days after the session, avoid direct sunlight even when walking on the street. Always look for a shade and be usingsunscreen with a minimum protection factor of 60FPS according to experts.
In addition, it is also recommended to avoid exposing yourself to the direct sun from the beach and pool for the next 15 days in the shaved region.
“But what if I happen to be exposed to the sun during treatment, what can happen?” In this case you are subject to a series of damages to the skin, such as:
If the laser is applied to a skin that is already sensitized and/or thin due to sun exposure, it is very likely that it cannot withstand this “aggression” and then burns appear.
Laser treatment by itself is already a somewhat "aggressive" action for the skin, so you should avoid factors that can potentiate possible damage, such as sun exposure, for example.
During treatment, shaved skin is more prone to increased melanin, in which case, undue sun exposure can cause permanent stains on the skin.
Just as care must be taken before laser hair removal, care must be maintained for some period after the procedure. This is because the skin will be more sensitized and sun exposure can cause burning, redness and even permanent stains.
In the first three days after the session, avoid direct sunlight even when walking on the street. Always look for a shade and be using sunscreen with a minimum protection factor of 60FPS.
We list below some of the main recommendations to follow before performing laser hair removal. Following them is essential to ensure good results and prevent skin damage.
Now see what are the guidelines to follow after performing a laser session:
Avoid using products that contain alcohol in their formulation.