Caution: Sun Exposure & Laser Hair Removal

It is essential that skin is protected from UV exposure whilst having laser hair removal treatments.

  • A treatment cannot be safely performed on tanned skin due to the risk of the laser burning the skin.
  • Skin is also sensitive to UV for at least two weeks following laser treatment, therefore there is a greater risk of pigmentation changes if an SPF is not worn when skin is exposed to sunlight.

We recommend the use of SPF30 as a minimum protection all through the year. If it is summertime, or you are travelling abroad somewhere hot and sunny, we would recommend SPF50 to ensure your skin has maximum protection from UV.

laser sun exposure

 

We are stockists of MineralPro sunscreen and Skinceuticals Sun Block products and are happy to recommend which sunscreen would be suited to your skin type and needs.

 

Here are some facts how to choose and use sunscreen:

  • Use broad-spectrum sunscreens as they are formulated to protect you from both UVA and UVB rays—the two types of UV light that damage the skin.
  • SPF 50 sunscreen provides effective protection against skin ageing and UV discolouration
  • Use paraben free sunblock only. It’s suitable for even the most sensitive skin types
  • Lotions and makeup that contain SPF should not replace your daily sunscreen. You would need to apply 7 times the normal amount of foundation and 14 times the normal amount of powder to receive the full SPF on the labels.
  • It is necessary to wear sunscreen even on a cloudy day. Approximately 40% of the sun’s radiation reaches the earth’s surface even when it’s completely cloudy outside.
  • Use sunscreens daily. Even if you work indoors, you are still exposed to UV radiation for brief periods of time throughout the day.
  • Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes prior to sun exposure to allow time for the ingredients to be absorbed by the skin.
  • It is just as important to reapply sunscreen as it is to put it on in the first place. You should reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours or immediately after swimming, toweling off, or sweating.
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