Professional laser treatments can do wonders for brown spots by fading them or removing them completely. However, you cannot rely on professional treatments alone.
After you get your brown spots taken care of, you have to do you part. Here is important information about care after laser treatment for brown spots.
Avoid Direct Sunlight
Sunlight is the leading cause of brown spots on the skin. Being in direct sunlight is easily the riskiest. This means that between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., when the sun is at its highest in the sky, you should try to stay in the shade.
Invest in a good beach umbrella or parasol so you can still enjoy being outdoors without compromising your results.
Always Wear Your Sunscreen
If applying actual sunscreen all the time does not work for you, you can opt for makeup products with it built in. This ensures you always have it applied without the greasy look most sunscreens leave behind.
As an added bonus, you don’t get the typical sunscreen smell either. Just know that these products are not a substitute for the real thing if you are spending more than 15 minutes or so in the sun.
Keep Protective Clothing Nearby
You can’t always know in advance when you are going to get caught out in the sun, but care after laser treatment for brown spots is important in all circumstances.
Since applying sunscreen can be time-consuming and impractical in some situations, be sure to keep sun protective clothing on hand.
The Consequences of Not Being Proactive
Ultimately, if you are not careful after your treatment, your brown spots will return, likely darker than ever before.
It is also possible that additional sun damage will occur. Maintain the results of your treatment by exercising caution.