Summer is on it’s way – we hope! And in London we have more than the usual reasons to get out in the open with the Queen’s Jubilee and Olympics.
Remember, laser hair removal treatment cannot be carried out on sun tanned skin, so please remember to apply sun block (spf 30 as minimum) to all areas being treated.
Treatment on skin following any kind of un-protected sun exposure increases the risk of hyper pigmentation (changes in the colour of your skin) or blistering.
This is because the laser may target melanin (the substance that produces a tan) in your skin.
Sun exposure includes the use of sun beds and also times when your skin is exposed to the sun, although you may not consider yourself to be sun bathing. It is also advisable to apply sun block or cover the area for 4 weeks following a treatment as your skin may be more sensitive.
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.