If for some reason you simply can't avoid getting one of these beauty treatments in the summer, there are ways you can lower your risk of irritation afterward. That starts with finding a clean, safe facility that can inform you of all of the best practices — especially in a world with COVID-19. "Search for a facility that looks out for your safety by following rigorous guidelines, such as those established by AesCert and the Skinbetter Science Institute," Dr. Furnas said.
As far as post-treatment care goes, your healing process really depends on your personal sun habits, summer activities, and how careful you plan on being.
"I always recommend wearing sunscreen every single day, whether you're outside or not, and as well as a wide-brim hat and sunglasses if you'll be in the sun," Darden said. And don't forget to reapply every two hours.
"I have patients who truly do not go out during the day very much in the summer in order to avoid sun exposure," Dr. Gmyrek said. "If this is you, perhaps you will be able to receive your laser and beauty treatments in the summer the same as you do in the winter."
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