The main benefit of laser hair removal is the long-lasting results, and smooth skin free from unwanted hair. If you’re getting ready for the summer, it’s recommended that you complete your course of laser hair removal treatments prior to the sunnier months.
However, if you want treatments during the summertime, there are a few tips you should follow to ensure your skin is kept safe while achieving your desired results.
Laser Hair Removal and Sun Exposure
Prior to receiving your laser hair removal treatment, we suggest steering clear of the sun, or any UV rays. This will hinder the treatments performance, and potentially harm your skin long-term.
When you have been exposed to the sun and UV rays, you skin is more sensitive than usual – particularly to heat. Using a laser on a heat sensitive surface can cause hyper-pigmentation, burns and even scarring.
Laser treatment effectively targets hair follicles to destroy the root and prevent hair growth. Using the Soprano ICE Laser technology, we can successfully provide flexible treatments for all skin and hair colours. Speak to one of our Consultants about whether this may be the route for you!
If you have sunburned skin, do not get laser hair removal treatment.
Although our lasers are completely safe, lasers targeting your hair follicles can seriously aggravate burnt skin resulting in long-term side effects. After experiencing sun damage, you will have to wait until your skin is completely healed to reschedule your appointment.
If you’re concerned about your skin, always be safe and give your clinic a call!
Keeping Your Skin Safe After Laser Treatment
Everyone’s skin reacts differently to laser hair removal, however you can expect an increase in sensitivity in the treated area. It is fundamental that you protect your skin to the best of your ability, here are some tips on how to do so:
- Wear SPF. Your skin is delicate, not to mention has a huge role to play in protecting your body. Keeping it healthy will reduce your risk in contracting illnesses and preventing premature ageing.
- Avoid exposure to UV for a while. Let your skin heal before getting back into the sun, or on tanning beds.
- Select your clothing carefully. Choose items that cover the treated for over a week post laser hair removal.
After your laser treatment, you will be given a guide on dos and don’ts. If you fail to follow this, you will risk severely damaging your skin.
Book Your Next Appointment
As we approach Summer, now is the perfect time to begin your treatment. Get in touch with our team to find out more about our laser hair removal packages.
If laser hair removal isn’t the right treatment for you, take a look at our other professional hair removal services; including waxing and threading! Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for salon updates and inspiration for your next treatment.