What’s so good about grey, overcast skies with rare glimpses of the sun? A lot, as a matter of fact!
Greyer days are great for skin treatments like Fotofacial RF Pro®, Laser Skin Tightening and Laser Hair Removal. These procedures all involve the skin to be exposed to lasers and intense pulsed light to effectively achieve the designated results. However, while most of our patients are satisfied with the results of their laser based procedure, we always warn them that the skin in the treated area becomes more sensitive to sun exposure with treatment. Increased sensitivity is caused by the effect of the lasers on the surface of the skin. Application of a good quality sunscreen is always a must if you’re going outside, but it is even more important while you’re undergoing these types of treatments. If you don’t use any, you could run the risk of reversing the results, causing more aesthetic problems, or seriously damaging your skin. The more intensive your treatments are, the more sensitive your skin will be.
UV rays can still pass through the clouds, but their potency is at least a bit lessened the more clouds they have to pass through. That’s why now is the perfect season for laser treatments!