What Sunscreen Do You Recommend During Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

It is essential that skin is protected from UV exposure whilst having laser hair removal treatment. Treatment cannot be performed on tanned skin due to the risk of the laser burning the skin. Skin is also sensitive to UV for four weeks following laser treatment and is at risk of pigmentation change if SPF is not worn when skin is exposed to sunlight.

We recommend the use of SPF30 as a minimum protection all through the year. If it is summertime or you are travelling abroad somewhere hot and sunny, we would recommend SPF50 to ensure your skin has maximum protection from UV.

We are stockists of Skinceuticals products and are happy to recommend which sunscreen would be suited to your skin type and needs. We stock the following three Skinceuticals sunscreens:


Sun Protection Skinceuticals Brightening Defense SPF30 Brightening UV Defense SPF30

This gives high protection for daily use, moisturising and evening out skin tone. It diminishes the appearance of existing brown spots, helping skin to appear more even with a brighter complexion.


Sun Protection Skinceuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF50Ultra Facial Defense SPF50

This is a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen providing high protection against UV induced discolouration and skin aging.



Sun Protection Skinceuticals Sheer Mineral Defense SPF50 Sheer Mineral Defense SPF50

This is a daily-use high factor broad-spectrum UV sunscreen, which is paraben-free using 100% mineral UV filters. This sunscreen is suitable for all skin types, even very sensitive skins meaning it can be used on post-procedure skin. It is a lightweight, mattifying fluid with a smooth, transparent finish. It features a unique ‘shake then apply’ action to ensure even distribution of active ingredients and maximum protection efficacy.


Prices are available upon request.


Jane Keena 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.