Laser Hair Removal Skin Care

Laser Hair Removal & Sunshine

Laser Hair Removal and Sunshine

Before laser hair removal treatments, we would advise you to avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a 2 week period beforehand. Excessive sun exposure can increase the risk of complications and side effects during the laser hair removal.

Sun exposure can darken the skin and increase the amount of melanin, this can interfere with the effectiveness of the laser treatment. It may also increase the risk of side effects such as skin discoloration, burns, or blistering so it’s really important to protect your skin from the sun’s rays and avoid tanning beds in the weeks leading up to your laser hair removal appointment.

One of the team at the clinic can advise on you on what is too much sun exposure when you come for your initial consultation with us.

What about Sunshine after my treatment?
After laser hair removal, we recommend to avoid direct sun exposure and take some precautions to protect the treated area. Laser hair removal works by targeting the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicles and sun exposure can increase the risk of complications and interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment.

To help you on your way with your Laser Hair Removal & the Sunshine

  • Limit sun exposure ~  It’s best to avoid direct sun exposure to the treated area for at least two weeks following treatment.  This includes both natural sunlight and sunbeds.
  • Cover Up if you can ~ If you are out and about during the first couple of weeks, make sure to cover the treated area with relevant clothing.
  • Sunscreen: Apply sunscreen with a high SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 or higher. Apply to the treated area and reapply every two hours or more frequently if sweating or swimming.

It’s important to consult with one of our team at Surrey Laser that carry out your laser hair removal treatment for specific post-treatment care instructions. They can provide you with tailored advice based on your skin type, the laser used, and the specific treatment area.