Most laser treatments require sun avoidance before and after a treatment, which can be tough during the warmer months of the year. As many people are exploring the outdoors, the feeling of having to restrict yourself is not at all appealing to say the least. Now it is important to keep your skin protected, however you can still have fun in the sun and here’s how!
Laser hair removal seeks out the melanin in the hair follicle, which effectively works by killing the hair from the root. However in darker skin tones or tanned skin, the skin itself also contains melanin which is why it was critical to avoid sun prior and post treatment.
Now you don’t have to spend the rest of your sunny days inside, using a broad spectrum SPF does just the job of keeping your skin in a treatable condition.
Broad spectrum means that the FDA has cleared the product to cover both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) lights. UVA is the light that ages your skin, primarily causing wrinkles and UVB is the light that tends to burns the skin. So both types of lights been to be blocked out to ensure proper skincare. An SPF 30 sunscreen is the minimum you should be using on a daily basis and needs to be reapplied every 2 hours.
SPF 30 sunscreen is the minimum you should be using
on a daily basis and needs to be reapplied every 2 hours
Sunscreens come in two forms; Mineral and Chemical based. Minerals block out the rays and chemicals absorb the light. So its safe to say they both work differently however equally as well. From an aesthetic point of view many women prefer a chemical based sunscreen as it leaves no grey overcast on the skin. As the natural minerals present in a mineral based sunscreen can leave an overtone of grey on the surface of the skin.
Previously it had been the case that it was necessary for a tan to have been completely faded before proceeding with a treatment, or darker skin tones were not treated at all. However, with advancements in technology and Advanced Laser Clinic using only the latest technology in hair removal, the Soprano Ice is able to treat all skin types from fair skin to the darkest skin tones with no risk of burning the skin.
Come see one of our qualified technicians to learn more and see how Laser Hair Removal can work for you. We do free consultations to ensure all clients are comfortable with the procedure prior to treatment. Call us on 306.993.4600 now!