It’s no secret that laser facial treatments are great for erasing hyperpigmentation, reducing visible signs of aging, eliminating acne, and so much more. However, since lasers can make your skin more susceptible to sun damage, they may not be ideal for some during the summer months.
While our laser technicians at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates often recommend laser treatments for the cooler months, that doesn’t mean laser treatments aren’t safe for summer. You just have to ensure you take the proper precautions to care for your skin.
How to make laser treatments safe for summer
If you would like a laser treatment during the summer, there are a few things you should do to ensure your skin reaps the full benefits. First, make sure your skin isn’t tanned. For some people, this is especially hard if they spend a lot of time outdoors.
Note: Not all lasers require untanned skin. For example, the GentleMax Pro laser hair removal device uses advanced technology to treat unwanted hair even on tan skin!
Second, and this is extremely important, make sure you wear SPF. Of course you should wear SPF every day regardless of whether you get a laser treatment. However, laser treatments increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight, so even if you stay inside, you should still keep your skin protected.
Finally, find an experienced provider to perform your laser treatment. If done by the wrong hands, you could be left with pigmentation issues that could ruin your results. An experienced technician knows how to cater laser settings to treat a darker complexion without causing damage.
Are laser treatments safe for summer? Learn more at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates
Let our skin experts help you with your summer skincare routine and give you the skin you’ve always wanted. As a medspa and medical practice, we are uniquely equipped with the ability to not only treat your skin, but also help you maintain your overall health.
We’re here to offer a warm, friendly environment while providing the highest quality treatments and procedures to help you look great and feel great.
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