It is also important to remember sun exposure must be avoided for 4 weeks after treatment and if you are tanned, you should wait for your skin to return to its normal colour before having laser treatment. We cannot treat tanned skin, as the laser may burn it. If you are taking holidays or spending time in the sun during your course of treatment, it may take you longer to achieve results as you will have longer breaks between treatments. We would recommend using SPF50 to minimise tanning if possible.
After the initial course of treatment is completed, it may be necessary to have occasional top up treatments depending on the body part and the inidividual. Clients with certain medical conditions, such as PCOS, may need more regular top ups on areas such as the face.
This article was written by Jane Keena of Complete LaserCare.
Jane qualified as a registered nurse in 1986 at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth and worked as a senior nurse in the NHS until 2001.
She left to pursue a career in laser hair removal, initially working for Boots the Chemist where she was appointed laser protection supervisor and gained a BTEC award in Laser and Intense Light Hair removal in March 2001.