For some skin laser Vancouver treatments, having them done before exposing your skin in the summertime is critical. Never laser the face, arms, legs or other areas that will be exposed during the hot, sunny summer months. Why? You risk having adverse reactions that can lead to skin damage, burns and pigmentation.
Read on to find out the 4 laser treatments we recommend starting before summer rolls around.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is the ideal option for people looking to remove unwanted hair and cut their self-care routines. No more ingrown hairs, razor burn and irritation. It really is life-changing. There are, however, certain times of the year when it’s best to start laser hair removal and avoid it altogether. This procedure should be started during the fall and continued throughout the winter months when skin isn’t exposed to sun, heat and tanning. Laser hair removal works by pulsating light deep into the skin, where the hair’s pigment absorbs it. The heat kills the hair follicle and stops the hair from growing. Essentially, the laser is attracted to pigment, which is why it should be avoided during the summer. It works best when there is a higher contrast of colour between the skin and the hair. When there’s pigmentation or darkening of the skin from tanning, lasers can become dangerous.
Broken Veins, Vessels & Capillaries
These treatments eliminate unwanted varicose veins, spider veins, broken veins and capillaries. Again, this is a laser treatment that penetrates the skin to eliminate and shrink vessels and veins. The best time to start is during the fall season.
Chemical peels come in a wide range of strengths. They remove the topmost layers of dead skin cells to improve the appearance of the skin. They slew away pigmentation, dark spots, improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles, acne, scars, exfoliate and so much more. Although this is one of the best ways to get a rejuvenated appearance quickly, it also exposes fresh skin, making it more sensitive to the sun. This can make you prone to burning, hyper-pigmentation and other side effects.
Retinoids are an absolutely incredible skincare ingredient to speed cell turnover rate, fight acne, fine lines and even psoriasis. However, Vitamin A derivatives like these can make your skin very sensitive, especially to sunlight. If you must use retinol during summer, use one that’s a lower concentration – the ones found over the counter are great. We love this one by SkinCeuticals. It’s gentle yet effective – great for summer. If you MUST use strong retinol during the summertime, make sure to regularly and liberally apply a high-quality SPF. We love this SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50.
Are you ready to get started on your skin rejuvenation journey? At Arion Skin Laser, we offer an expansive range of skin laser Vancouver treatments to help you look and feel your best. We’d love to help, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.