One of the precautions you should follow before having this procedure one is avoiding being out in the sun as much as possible for two weeks. Exposure to sunlight can cause your skin to become more sensitive to the light energy used in the removal process.
Can I get laser hair removal if I have a tan?
You can get laser hair removal with a tan if the laser system you will be receiving treatment with is designed to do this. The Soprano Ice Platinum System is safe and effective for tanned skin as it has settings that allow laser specialists to treat tanned and darker skin types.
What happens if you tan before laser?
sunbathing During laser treatment
Laser works by being attracted to dark pigmentation in hair. When you tan this darkens the skin and makes it harder for the laser tell the difference between the skin pigment and hair pigment. Lasers like contrast. With lasers the better the contrast the more effective the lasers are.
Can you go in the sun before laser hair removal?
Avoid sun exposure
We cannot treat you if you have had sun exposure within two weeks of your laser hair removal treatment as laser will sizzle any pigment on your skin. This means that if you are sunburned, or even just tanned, you may need to reschedule your appointment.
What happens if you go in sun after laser?
Exposure to sunlight can cause your skin to become more sensitive to the light energy used in the removal process. This can put you at a higher risk of ending up with hyperpigmentation or even burns or scarring. If you do need to be outside, use sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB rays and cover up your skin.
How long after laser can I shave?
If you shave too quickly you may irritate the skin even more, so waiting at least three or four days after your treatment is usually ideal. A few days following your laser hair removal treatment, you may notice your hair shedding.
How many laser sessions do you need?
According to the Mayo Clinic, most people need between four and six laser therapy sessions. You also need to space these out by six weeks each — this means that the full treatment cycle can take up to nine months. After each session, you’ll likely notice fewer hairs.
How long does it take for a tan to fade?
Generally speaking, tans will last up to 7 to 10 days before skin starts to naturally exfoliate and regenerate. If you exfoliate your body before tanning, use a tan extender, and keep skin moisturized your tan may last longer than anticipated.
What are the negatives of laser hair removal?
Rarely, laser hair removal can cause blistering, crusting, scarring or other changes in skin texture. Other rare side effects include graying of treated hair or excessive hair growth around treated areas, particularly on darker skin.
Can you shave in between laser sessions?
“Freshly shaved is the best for treatment.” If you can’t resist waxing, allow hair to grow in for at least one week before a laser appointment. And although it takes several months for full laser hair removal, you can also shave in between visits.