Now that summer is here; it is hard to avoid excessive sun exposure; therefore, you must limit the number of aesthetic treatments you can have during this period. Remember that most aesthetic treatments are followed by recommendations like avoiding sun exposure for a certain period.
Here are some treatments that you should avoid during summer, or at least be extra careful after having them done:
- Laser treatments: IPL, CO2, Fraxel, or any other laser to remove hair, wrinkles, or pigmentation can cause skin irritation or even further pigmentation when the skin is exposed to the sun after the procedure. This pigmentation is known as “Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation,” which can last months and will require further treatments to eliminate completely.
- Acne and Rosacea antibiotic treatments: Most of the antibiotics are photosensitive, which means that they can react when skin is exposed to the sun; therefore, your Doctor should adjust your treatments depending on the year station you are at the moment.
- Deep Chemical Peelings: Those peeling will leave your skin red and even flaking for days or weeks; hence sunscreen should be applied constantly, and sun exposure must be avoided to prevent pigmentation of the area.
- Sclerotherapy: This is the treatment used to remove spider and varicose veins. When the area is exposed to the sun for long periods, pigmentation can be caused lasting up to several months.
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Dr. 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.