Summer is the perfect time to invest in keeping your skin youthful and flawless! Laser treatments are one popular way to drastically improve the appearance of skin. However, we’ve heard from a lot of people that they are hesitant to get a laser treatment done in the summer. Let us take a look at the facts and determine if it’s safe to treat your skin with a laser during summer.
First, Learn About the Options for Laser Photofacial Treatments
Laser photofacials (also known as intense pulse light or IPL lasers) and laser resurfacing treatments are both designed to help stimulate collagen production. The primary difference between the procedures is that skin resurfacing is more aggressive, as it involves removing the outer layer of skin. These two treatments can be used to address slightly different skin concerns.
On one hand, IPL and laser photofacials are best at combating:
- Brown spots
- Dull skill
- Large pores
On the other hand, a laser skin resurfacing treatment can be used to fight:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
If you are trying to decide which type of laser treatment you need, you may want to speak with a skincare expert.
How the Sun’s UV Rays Can Affect Laser Treatments
A photofacial treatment works on the area of your skin that has excess pigmentation. This is how the facial can reverse the signs of sun damage and discoloration such as rosacea. However, getting a lot of sun after you’ve gotten this treatment can make your skin produce melanin even faster, rendering the treatment essentially worthless. Because laser resurfacing treatments remove the outer layer of skin, you have less protection from UV light and will be more vulnerable to sun damage.
The Good News: You Can Still Get Laser Treatments in the Summer
It’s true that facial treatments can make you more vulnerable to sunlight, but there’s good news! As long as you work with an experienced aesthetic provider, you can be confident that laser treatment will be effective, even in the summer – provided that you work to protect yourself from the sun’s rays. If you don’t already use lots of sunscreen, now is the time to start!
Generally, you’ll need to avoid exposing the treated area to the sun for four to six weeks after treatment. It’s important that you use a physical sunblock with active ingredients like zinc or titanium dioxide and at least SPF 30. This will give your skin maximum protection. If you follow your technician’s instructions, you should have the appearance of glowing healthy skin for months to come.
Get the Best Laser Photofacial treatment with the ClearSkin PRO
No matter what time of year it is, the Harmony XL Pro by Alma Lasers is a highly effective skincare solution, especially with the addition of our ClearSkin PRO. Seasoned skincare experts use the ClearSkin PRO to perform the best skin resurfacing. Find a clinic in your area by searching our website today!