Since Laser hair removal involves light and laser technology, it is important to realize that exposure to the sun must be carefully managed both before and after the procedure.
Laser hair removal works best with dark hair on light skin, although almost all skin types can be treated. For those with lighter skin, it is usually better to avoid the sun prior to the procedure, so as to maximize the contrast between the darker hair and lighter skin and to achieve the best results.
After the procedure, the skin can be sensitive, so avoiding the sun for the next several days and utilizing a sunscreen with SPF 25 or higher can avoid irritation to the skin, peeling or even burning. In sunny San Diego, it is especially helpful to take precautions with Laser Hair Removal to ensure the best results.