After you have had laser hair removal done, you should also avoid sun exposure for about two weeks. This gives your treated skin a chance to heal while also reducing your risk of having hyperpigmentation or other problems occur.
How long after laser can you go in sun?
Protecting Your Skin from The Sun After Laser Hair Removal
Steer clear of any sun exposure and tanning at least two weeks before and after the treatment. These make your skin more sensitive to heat, and a laser can cause burns, hyperpigmentation and scarring on heat sensitive skin.
What happens if you go in the sun after laser?
Common response to sun exposure after treatment is for your skin to darken, freckle, and to be “photo-damaged.” Typically photo-damaged skin is more susceptible to scaly, patchy skin and skin cancers. 6-8 weeks post treatment skin has regenerated and regular sun exposure is acceptable.
Can I sunbathe after laser hair removal?
Avoid sun exposure after laser hair removal treatments
After your treatment, your skin will be sensitive and will need time to heal. Excessive exposure to UV rays at this time risks damage to your skin, so it’s highly advisable to avoid sunbathing and tanning beds.
Why is sun bad after laser hair removal?
But why exactly should you limit sun exposure after laser hair removal? Simply put, your skin needs time to heal following a laser treatment, as it becomes extra vulnerable to UV rays. Direct and prolonged sunlight can lead to a number of unwanted skin conditions, including hyperpigmentation and skin cancer.
What sunscreen should I use after laser?
A: Wear sunscreen SPF 30 or higher and avoid direct sun exposure while you are healing for at least 3 months after your last treatment. Further protect yourself by wearing wide-brimmed hats if you expect to be out in the sun.
Can you go to the beach after laser?
Avoid sun exposure
We cannot treat you if you have had sun exposure within two weeks of your laser hair removal treatment as laser will sizzle any pigment on your skin. This means that if you are sunburned, or even just tanned, you may need to reschedule your appointment.
What happens if you go in sun after IPL?
One of the worst things for your skin after IPL is sun exposure. Your skin is extremely sensitive after a treatment, which means time out in the sun could result in significant and painful sunburn. We recommend covering up and wearing a large-brimmed hat for at least a week after your treatments.