ELECTROLYSIS versus LASER.The skin is our largest organ and needs to be moist and protected all the time. Did you know that 90% of UV rays pass through clouds and can reflect off snow, ice, sand and water? Sun damages your DNA of skin cells- leading to skin cancer including melanoma. That’s why we should:
*use sunscreen frequently, liberally and every day
*wear protective clothing
*stay out of the sun between 10:00am-4:00pm when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
Spring and summer are around the corner …and with it comes the need for smoother underarms, legs and any other area with unwanted hair.
We owe it to ourselves to get started with permanent hair removal- Electrolysis- other temporary methods are only short term solutions.
Laser hair removal does not guarantee permanency .
Any treatment should be performed only on healthy skin – both electrolysis and laser require staying out of the sun before and after the procedure- the difference is that electrolysis requires a significantly shorter period.
After ELECTROLYSIS refrain from unnecessary sun exposure or tanning beds for the next 72 hours to avoid the formation of brown pigment spots, or hyper-pigmentation.
Your skin defends against UV rays by producing pigment, which will deflect some of the harmful rays. If your skin is injured or traumatized it can over-produce pigment in those areas. This can result in hyper-pigmentation. ALWAYS WEAR SUNSCREEN , of at least SPF30 containing zinc oxide to assist with healing. Having been in the sun before electrolysis (unless you have a sunburn) does not affect the course of the treatment.
With LASER, using sunless tanning products and tan from sun exposure will affect the start of treatment. Tan from sun exposure must be completely gone before starting treatments.
Sometimes if you have exposed the area to the sun within a two-week period before or after your session you may see a skin color difference that is usually temporary.This skin change can be hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation. With a few patients this skin discoloration may be permanent. This is why it is very important to avoid sun exposure during the four-week period – two weeks before and two weeks after your sessions.
Knowledge and being well informed makes a difference on our choices.
Wisdom outweighs any wealth– Sophocles