Here in Dallas Texas the sun is HOT and all of us love to look good! Up in the Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen area it is especially hot and the sun can turn your skin darker than you may think.
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If your skin is normally fair and you just returned from an amazing tropical vacation where you were sun bathing, boating, hiking and bike riding then it would probably be best if you waited a few weeks and stayed out of the sun before starting or continuing your Laser hair Removal treatments. On the other hand if you aren’t a sun worshiper and you keep yourself covered with fabric or with sunscreen, then sure, you shouldn’t have a problem.
So if you are getting a bikini-line/brazilian treatment and your underarms done what do you do if you have been out in the sun? Well most people shade their underarms and should be fine. For your bikini area, as long as you don’t lay out in your bikini without SPF30+ sunscreen, then you should be good as well. Its best to wear shorts or a wrap skirt the 3 weeks before and after each treatment.
So Laser Hair Removal in the summer is very workable, and say you are tanning, and you just had to get your Laser Hair Removal treatment in, what are your options?
Sun Tanned Skin
The YAG does a better job on tanned skin because melanin is designed to absorb short wavelengths of light such as UV Light, and the ability of melanin to absorb light decreases as you go to longer and longer wavelengths, thereby decreasing risk to darker skin. Melanin will still absorb the longer wavelength reasonably well, even at very long wavelengths. While the treatment can work, it may take more treatments for people with tanned skin to get the results that they want.
As a general rule, most Laser Salons ask that a patient refrain from tanning over the course of their laser hair removal treatments. At the very least, a person should wait until their tan fades before undergoing a new laser hair removal session. While this may not be an ideal solution for people, it can help avoid treatments that aren’t effective and can prevent some side effects such as skin discoloration or burns.
As for tanning or using sunless tanners after your laser hair removal treatment, the key is skin protection. Exposure to sun and the use of sunless tanners should be avoided for the first 7 days after treatment. Beyond that time period, a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 is highly recommended.
Remember if your skin is fair normally, one laser that will give you the best results is an Alexandrite laser – Manufactures include Candela and Cynosure.
For darker skin types the laser with the best results is the Nd:YAG Laser- Manufactures include Candela and Cynosure.
Also worth mentioning in the Diode Laser – this type of laser has a wavelength that is longer than the Alexandrite but shorter than the YAG. It may work on some skin types better than others but results will vary. Make sure to ask your Laser Hair Removal Professional which type they use.
Athens Laser Hair Removal features the Cynosure Elite which utilizes the Alexandrite and Nd:YAG. It also includes the Zimmer air cooling so your treatment will be virtually pain free! This combination is the best and the business and we have proven results. Its important to listen to testimonials that tell about the persons experience during the treatment their results after the treatment.
Most facilities can treat all skin types but there’s not one laser that can treat all skin types effectively. The YAG can treat all skin types but results will vary widely. When performing a Google search on laser hair removal check out Athens Laser Hair Removal and compare prices and testimonials.
The best time for laser hair removal is before or after the summer sun for those ares that will be exposed. If you plan ahead and start treatments before the heat, you will be ready for anything. Your skin will look beautifully smooth and sexy. Start now before the summer sun is here!