Is It Okay to Get Laser Treatment in the Summer?
Many people wonder if it’s okay to get laser treatment in the summer. Summer is a time when many people are more available and have vacation time and want to have treatment done. School is also out, and parents don’t have to worry about as many responsibilities. But what about the amount of sunlight that’s out? Could that affect your results? Let’s look at whether summertime is ideal for getting laser treatment.
What Is Laser Treatment?
At Zuliani Facial Aesthetics, we offer a variety of laser treatments. They include laser hair removal, Photo Rejuvenation BBL treatment to address age-related concerns, Micro Laser Peel which uses a laser to exfoliate the skin, AviClear for acne, and Profractional Laser treatment which can increase collagen production. We also offer Halo laser treatment which, like our other lasers, can be customized based on your skin concerns. Some other lasers are ZTyte for skin-tightening, ZBryte to brighten a dull complexion, and Z Ageless and Dr. Z’s Total Laser Resurfacing.
With so many options, there is bound to be one for you and your specific skin concerns.
Laser Treatment During the Summer
Despite all the options, is laser treatment safe during the summer season? Absolutely! If you are following our pre- and post-laser instructions, laser treatment is safe for any season and by having it during the summer, you can ensure you have healthy-looking, glowing skin well into fall.
The one risk is the amount of sun there is during the summer. You do want to postpone lasers if you are tan, or sun burned. We typically recommend 4-6 weeks out of direct sun if you haven’t been wearing a hat and sunscreen and a noticeable tan to the skin that’s being treated. After laser treatment, you are advised to avoid direct sun exposure. This means no going to the beach or exposing the treated areas when outdoors. The sun can lead to burns, scarring, and hyperpigmentation in the treatment areas. But this isn’t advice that is only given in the summer; it’s given all year round. Just because you may have more access to the sun during the summer, doesn’t mean you can’t have the treatment. You simply need to be more careful and always wear sunscreen.
Tips When Getting Laser Treatment During the Summer
If you do choose to have laser treatment during the summer, there are a few tips you can take to ensure you achieve the results you’re looking for and avoid the risk of sun damage. Some of these tips include:
Apply Sunscreen Regularly
The importance of sunscreen cannot be stated enough. You need to apply it regularly on any exposed skin and especially on treatment areas. Make sure to use sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30 and one that blocks both UVA and UVB rays.
Cover the Treated Area
If you are going to be outside after getting laser treatment, make sure to cover the area. If it’s your legs, wear pants or a long skirt. Or maybe you received laser treatment on your arms? Try wearing long sleeves. And if your face had laser treatment, think about wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to ensure the sun doesn’t hit your skin directly.
Avoid the Sun During Recovery
You can also stay inside or in the shade as much as possible for one to two weeks after your laser treatment. With the temperatures being higher than ever, why not stay in the air-conditioning? It will not only ensure you stay cool and comfortable, but it will also guarantee that you won’t have to worry about the effects of the sun on the treated area.
Schedule A Consultation
Want to learn more about having laser treatment in the summer? Feel free to contact us at Zuliani Facial Aesthetics. Dr. Zuliani can answer any questions you have and discuss which laser treatment is best for you and your skin concerns.
To schedule a consultation today, call our Bloomfield Hills, MI office at 248.322.3362 or use our online scheduling form. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals no matter what time of year it is.