Why Sun Exposure and Laser Hair Removal Don’t Mix

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is an aesthetic treatment offered at Heights Aesthetic Laser Center. The aesthetic practice uses Clarity by Lutronic Aesthetic to remove unwanted hair.

The innovative laser tool is a dual-wavelength platform that works quickly and efficiently. The laser also has a range of settings so the team can offer laser hair removal for all skin types. 

Laser hair removal is able to achieve such great results because the Clarity laser prevents new growth from the hair follicles.  The laser energy produced by Clarity targets the hair follicle without affecting any of the surrounding skin. The intense energy heats the follicle, leaving it unable to produce hair.

Some of the most popular places to have laser hair removal performed would be:

Why Can't I Go In The Sun Before/ After Laser Hair Removal?

It is extremely recommended that you stay out of the sun before your laser hair removal treatment. This is because your skin will tan and this could increase your chances of unwanted pigmentation. Depending on which laser you were using when you started your laser hair removal sessions, you may have to switch to a different laser or elongate the time between your session if you have had sun exposure before treatment.

If you are sunburnt, you absolutely should not have your laser session done. This is because the laser could further damage your already burnt skin and end up aggravating it further.

You should also refrain from sun exposure 2 weeks after your laser hair removal session because your skin needs time to heal. You put the sensitive skin at a higher risk of damage if you expose it to UV rays.

If you find yourself in a situation where you must be in the sun after or before your laser hair removal session, make sure you wear lots of sunscreen and a cover-up!

If you are interested in learning more about our laser hair removal services, book a consultation with a Heights Aesthetic Laser Center provider today!

We offer Coolsculpting, Emsculpt, and RF Microneedling. Call us to book your appointment today.


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