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Can I be Exposed to the Sun if I Had Any of These Aesthetic Treatments?

The sun itself can cause skin problems, so most people wonder if it is advisable to undergo cosmetic procedures during the summer when sun exposure is higher than the rest of the year. 

You should not expose yourself to the sun

If you perform any of these treatments with a complete skin replacement, such as chemical peels, deep mechanical peels, or laser resurfacing2, you should avoid the sun at all costs. Otherwise, the chances of developing pigmentation are very high. 

Sun exposure with caution

If you have had cosmetic procedures such as Botox, dermal fillers, or mesotherapy, it is not advisable to expose yourself to the sun for the first 24 hours. During these procedures, inflammation is likely to occur, especially with dermal fillers, so you should wait for it to improve and then progressively expose yourself to the sun, as long as you use the proper protection. 

On the other hand, if you had a more invasive treatment such as surgery where there is bruising or swelling, you should avoid the sun for at least 15 days, ideally wait more than a month and when doing so, use high SPF, sunglasses, and hats that cover the face. 

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Dr. AngelicaDr. Angelica Parra is a Licensed Medical Doctor from Venezuela and is currently taking a Master’s degree in Dermatology.  She specialized in Aesthetic Medicine and completed Advanced Training in Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation in Miami, Florida. She has specialized in applying Botox, dermal fillers, skin tightening treatments, and since then, she has worked on cruise ships as an Aesthetic Doctor.

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