How long should I wait after tanning to get laser hair removal?

“Some rules are not meant to be broken,” Niki says. “Avoid sun exposure and tanning two weeks before and two weeks after a laser hair removal treatment — period.

Can I get laser hair removal after tanning?

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.

Is it better to tan before or after laser hair removal?

Our advice is to wait on the tan until you’ve removed any hair that you wish to lose. If you already have tanned, it’s not a big issue, but we would advise to try staying out of the sun the week’s prior to your appointment to prepare for optimal results.

Can I tan a week before laser hair removal?

The best time for undergoing laser hair removal is when the skin is at its natural color. Thus, you should make sure to avoid tanning beds for at least four weeks before your appointment.

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.

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Can I tan 2 days after laser hair removal?

We would recommend you wait at least 4-5 days before applying fake tan to your treatment area. Please ensure skin has completely calmed down before using fake tan. Please note that clients with extremely sensitive skin should wait an extra day or two if necessary.

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.