You should also avoid tanning beds for at least six weeks prior to your treatment, and several weeks after. If you have recently been exposed to sunlight or tanning beds, the risk of burning, scarring, or skin damage during laser hair removal increases and can put you at unnecessary risk.
How long after laser hair removal can I use sunbed?
If you have managed to get sun burned, you will have to wait until the skin has completely healed with no redness or peeling before going ahead with laser treatments, this can take 6 weeks or more so protecting your skin from the Sun’s rays during your course of laser treatments is essential.
Can you use sunbeds while getting laser hair removal?
Avoid using sunbeds in the run up to your first laser hair removal session. Have your last sunbed 7-10 days before your first laser session, depending on how long you are on the sunbed for. A deeper tan should see you stop 14+ days before. Sunbeds use the same UV light as the sun so can cause the same damage.
Can I go tanning 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. Remember that even if your skin does not look tanned, it is still being exposed to UV rays.
What happens if you tan while getting laser hair removal?
If you have recently been exposed to sunlight or tanning beds, the risk of burning, scarring, or skin damage during laser hair removal increases and can put you at unnecessary risk.
How long after laser does hair fall out?
In many patients the skin is slightly pink for 1-2 days; in others (generally, fairer patients) there is no pinkness after laser hair removal. Hairs begin to fall out in 5-14 days and may continue to do so for weeks.
How long after laser hair removal can I shower?
Yes, you can take a cool shower right after laser hair removal. To limit skin irritation after laser hair removal, you shouldn’t take a hot shower or a hot bath for 48 hours.
How many laser hair removal treatments are needed?
Laser hair removal usually requires two to six treatments. The interval between treatments will vary depending on the location. On areas where hair grows quickly, such as the upper lip, the treatment might be repeated in four to eight weeks.
How painful is laser hair removal?
Most patients describe the sensations experienced during laser hair removal treatment as little pinches, or like snapping a rubber band against your skin. It’s entirely tolerable, and most patients say it hurts far less than waxing, especially in the more sensitive areas of the body like the bikini line.