It is possible to tan and still receive laser hair removal. … Following a laser hair removal procedure, you do need to avoid the sun for at least 7-10 days – otherwise, you risk the chance of pigment problems in the treatment areas and other adverse events such as a heat rash.
Can you get laser hair removal when your tan?
For the best results, sun exposure should be limited before and after laser treatments. Laser hair treatments work best on skin that’s not tanned and hair that hasn’t been sun-bleached. In addition, if you’ve recently been exposed to sunlight, your skin may be more likely to suffer damage during laser hair removal.
What happens if you do laser hair removal on tanned skin?
While considered safe, we still advise limiting direct sun exposure at least two weeks before treatment, because it makes the skin more sensitive to heat. Using a laser on heat-sensitive and tanned skin can cause hyperpigmentation, burns, and even scarring.
How long after laser hair removal can I go in the sun?
After Laser Hair Removal
After you have had laser hair removal done, you should also avoid sun exposure for about two weeks. This gives your treated skin a chance to heal while also reducing your risk of having hyperpigmentation or other problems occur.
How tan is too tan for laser?
In most instances, a period of 6-8 weeks is sufficient enough depending on skin type. This wait time will depend on the depth of tan present on the skin in the treatment area. Care must be taken after exposure and another patch test must be performed for safety reasons.
What happens if I don’t shave before laser hair removal?
As we mentioned a little earlier, if you don’t shave before your appointment, the laser will singe the hair resulting in a burn to your skin. In addition, if the hair hasn’t been shaved properly, treatment will not be as effective, and it may result in small temporary grazes on the top layer of your skin.
What happens if you go in the sun after laser?
Common response to sun exposure after treatment is for your skin to darken, freckle, and to be “photo-damaged.” Typically photo-damaged skin is more susceptible to scaly, patchy skin and skin cancers. 6-8 weeks post treatment skin has regenerated and regular sun exposure is acceptable.