Laser hair removal on suntanned skin? Well yes and no. Read on…

Laser Hair Removal

Claritas Laser Clinic, St Neots, Cambridgeshire | Laser Hair RemovalThe Soprano Ice laser we use is one of the few lasers that can quite safely be used on suntanned skin. However, if you are undergoing laser hair removal we ask you to wait two weeks after sun exposure before having a treatment. You should have tanned sensibly using a suitable SPF factor; sunburn of the area to be treated needs special consideration.

With regard, to planning your treatment session before a holiday, it is best to leave it two weeks after a treatment before going in the sun. Sun exposure too soon after a treatment might lead to PIH (post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation), where the skin develops irregular dark patches.

So what precautions should you take? If you are having treatment on your face then ideally you should be wearing a face cream or make-up with at least SPF 30 EVERY DAY. Ask us as we stock Vitage Skin Defence SPF30, which offers high protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Here’s the technical bit…

Enriched with anti-inflammatory PhytoTerra Organic Mat and an Antioxidant-rich Rosamine Vitamin cocktail, Skin Defence SPF30 reduces the effects of daily sun damage and allows the skin to fight against environmental aggressors. Infused with Sodium Hyaluronate and Aloe Vera, it provides excellent skin protection and hydration and leaves the skin feeling lusciously soft, soothed and deeply hydrated. The lightweight, silky formula is suitable for all skin types and can be used daily for year-round protection.

Handy hint: Skin Defence SPF30 is ideal for outdoor pursuits and sports too.

The two-week rule (no unprotected sun exposure for two weeks before or after laser treatment) is very important for the face and most body areas, with the exception of the underarms – it is quite difficult to expose your armpits to the sun but just in case!

What about fake tan?

Absolutely fine to use and much better for your skin than potentially harmful and ageing UVB rays but, again, do stick to the two-week rule!

Got any questions or looking for some friendly advice? Call us on 01480 214442 or email on info@claritaslaserclinic.co.uk

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    01480 214 442 / 07494 216 582

    Email: info@claritaslaserclinic.co.uk

    Claritas Laser Clinic
    23A Huntingdon St
    St Neots
    PE19 1BG

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