Is there a risk if you do winter sports after laser hair removal? It is true that the summer holidays are more worrying than winter sports holidays. However, the mountain is a risk, as the sunshine is very intense, as it is often at very high altitude. The snow, which resembles the sea, looks like a real mirror that reflects the sun’s rays on our skin. This reflected light is added directly to the sunlight and can attack your skin.
So you have to be very vigilant if you have performed a laser session, regardless of the treatment ( laser hair removal, vascular lesions, …). In addition, the mountain air is usually dry, there is wind and the wind is cold. In these, the weather is particularly intense and tends to dry out your skin considerably. Dried skin is less resistant to aggression. An important rule that you should understand to avoid skin burns is the fact that you can not spend time under the sun after each laser session (skincare or laser hair removal). It is forbidden to tan ten days before treatment and three to four days afterward. It is also important to debate if the skin has already been marked by tanning.
The main reason: the lasers directly attack melanin hair and skin (for laser hair removal). The melanin of your skin is just the pigment of the tan. If you are tanned, tanning pigments will not be detected by the laser light and you will be affected. This can lead to severe burns and ugly pigmentation disorders. Finally, the phenomenon of browning may interfere with natural healing phenomena that are still present after laser treatment: slowing of normal healing with the possibility of scarring in the target.
The laser used to rejuvenate the face and fractionated CO2 lasers used to reduce irregular pigmentation of the face also do not match the sun. It is strongly recommended that you avoid the sun for at least a month to avoid the risk of side effects on your skin. Conventional CO2 lasers require several months of clearance, as long as there is an inflammatory effect, to prevent hyperpigmentation. Fractional CO2 lasers are just as strict in terms of sun protection (at least 2 or 3 months without exposure).
You have to be extremely careful if you have dull skin. This skin type absorbs the sun very easily and therefore carries a higher risk of tanning, even if the person conscientiously applies strong sunscreen. Light and a decent tan when returning to vacation can go unnoticed by the eyes of the laser but are certainly recognized by the laser. The treatment should be renewed at least every 2 hours, which is not always that easy in practice.