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When is it safe to go out in the sun after a facial cosmetic procedure?

If you’ve just had a facial cosmetic procedure done and your skin is feeling wonderful, it’s always advisable to avoid the sun afterwards. Why? The sun can harm your sensitive skin and affect your results. So when is it safe to go out in the sun after a facial cosmetic procedure?

Why you should avoid the sun after a facial cosmetic procedure
Your skin is very sensitive after a cosmetic procedure, so it’s important to ensure that it’s adequately protected until healing is complete. Otherwise, you could end up undermining all the great benefits gained from doing the procedure.

Going out in the sun too early after a facial cosmetic procedure can put you at risk for discoloration or scarring. The skin is very susceptible to damage after treatments such as laser skin resurfacing, as the laser strips away layers of skin, and the skin is therefore more likely to absorb UV rays.

When is it safe to go out in the sun after a facial cosmetic procedure?
How long you should stay out of the sun after a facial cosmetic procedure really depends on the type of procedure that was performed. If your skin is not expected to peel afterwards, avoiding the sun for one day should be fine, just be sure to use a broad spectrum sunscreen when you go out. On the other hand, if you underwent a treatment that will cause your skin to peel, it’s best to avoid the sun until peeling is complete.

Are you ready to have a facial cosmetic procedure done? Search our directory to find a practice near you.

If you are in Long Beach, CA, Laser Skin Care Dermatology Associates is our featured practice.

They can be reached at www.lasercarespecialists.com, or by calling (562) 997-1144.

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