Sun Protection Before & After Laser Treatments

Sun Protection Before & After Laser Treatments

If you’re considering laser treatment, it’s important to take care of your skin both before and after the procedure. This predominantly means protecting your skin from the sun. Here are some important tips on how to protect your skin from the sun before and after laser treatments.

It is important to wear sunscreen before and after laser treatments in order to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

Applying sunscreen before and after laser treatments is essential to protect the skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays which can damage delicate areas. Sun exposure can cause hyperpigmentation, accelerate healing, and increase the risk of post-treatment scarring, so it is essential to wear SPF 50 or higher in order to reduce these risks. Laser treatments can take time to show results and wearing sunscreen will ensure that any progress made during treatment will not be compromised by sun exposure before and after laser sessions. After a laser treatment session, it is important to limit direct UV exposure for several days as UV increases photosensitivity. Therefore, wearing sunscreen with a high protection factor every day will help keep your laser-treated skin safe while protecting against wrinkles and premature aging.

There are a variety of sunscreens available on the market, so it is important to choose one that’s right for your skin type.

With so many different types of sunscreens on the market, finding the one that will work best for your skin type can take some research. It is important to look at the SPF level and ingredients to make sure it meets your needs. Corwalllaser recommend Heliocare which has a wide range of SPF products suitable for various skin types such as normal/combination skin, oily skin, dry skin, spot prone skin and sensitive skin. Visit to take a look at their range. If you have a skin condition or very sensitive skin, you may want to consult your doctor or dermatologist about selecting a suitable sunscreen.

Apply sunscreen evenly over all exposed areas of skin, including the face, neck, chest, and hands.

Applying sunscreen correctly is essential to maximising your protection and decreasing your risk of sunburn. Make sure that all exposed areas are covered with an adequate amount of sunscreen, such as the face, neck, chest, and hands. Ensure that you rub the sunscreen into your skin until it has gone, this can take up to two minutes for optimal coverage. 

Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or more often if you are sweating or swimming.

Do not forget to reapply every two hours (or more frequently if excessively sweating or swimming) to maintain effective sun protection. While some exposure is okay and can result in a healthy glow, too much unprotected sun exposure can cause permanent skin damage and increase risk of skin cancer. 

After laser treatment, avoid exposing your skin to the sun as much as possible and wear protective clothing when you are outside.

 After any type of laser skin treatment including a laser peel, laser tattoo removal or IPL treatment, it is essential to take protective measures when going outdoors. That includes avoiding exposure to direct sunlight as much as possible and wearing protective clothing, such as hats, long-sleeved shirts and long trousers when venturing outside. Protecting your skin with these steps can help prevent irritation and other potential side effects of the treatment that may worsen over time if left exposed. Using sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher is strongly encouraged anytime you are outdoors and receive direct sun exposure. 

If you have any questions about sun protection before or after laser treatments, speak to a specialist.

Depending on how sensitive your skin is, your doctor or dermatologist may provide additional tips on protecting your skin from harmful UV rays; this could include staying out of direct sunlight for a specified period of time, using sunscreen and protective clothing, or avoiding certain activities that involve excessive sun exposure. 

Following these simple steps before and after your laser treatment will help to ensure that your skin is protected and that you get the most out of your treatment. 

If you have any questions or concerns before your laser treatment with us, feel free to call 07494 965899 and speak with Laura for more information. At Cornwalllaser we are always happy to help! 

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