Laser hair removal on skin with a tan – In an age where sunny holidays are more frequent and fake tan products are part of a daily skin care to some, many patients are concerned about their tan during laser hair removal. However laser hair removal is not safe on skin with a tan. UVA/UVB exposure being one of the main contraindications to laser, you should avoid these for the duration of your hair removal course in order to prevent adverse reactions, burns and permanent scarring to your skin.
Laser hair removal on skin with a tan
During laser hair removal you should avoid sun exposure, tanning and any activities that involve changes in your melanin levels. Meaning the pigment in your skin. These include fake tans, tanning sprays and sun beds too.
As a result of UVA/UVB exposure your pigment level increases. During the laser treatment this increased amount of melanin will absorb the laser. But may leak to the surface of the skin leaving you with burns and pigmentation. Which is definitely not what you are aiming for while trying to get rid of your hair.
Sun exposure should be reported to your practitioner who can then adjust your treatment plan. And arrange a new skin test before you resume your treatments.
If you use tanning creams or sprays we would ask you to wait 2 weeks, exfoliate until the product has completely gone and only then attend your laser treatment.
A choice between a tan and hair free body
It’s always difficult to decide what’s more of a priority. However if you’ve made a commitment to your laser course and spent the money on it, you want to make sure that your results turn out as good as they can be. Even if it means staying out of the sun for one season. Think of the next summer when you can enjoy basking in the sun without having to worry about shaving and hairy legs again.
To find out if laser hair removal is suitable for you, why not book a consultation with my Expert team, who will take care of you every step of the way.
How to book your consultation and what happens during your first visit?
As the first step of your hair removal journey at Skin Perfection London, we request that you attend a no obligations consultation. Firstly, this gives you the opportunity to learn more about the process. How does laser hair removal work? Why is it effective?
How many treatments you need? What’s the best laser for your skin type? How to prepare your skin for the treatment? And what to be aware of before undergoing laser hair removal. Finally to confirm suitability we’ll carry out a quick patch test.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at SP. Our highly trained and skilled aesthetic practitioners have many years of experience, so you can be confident you’re in the best hands. And, you can be sure, you’ll always have a stress-free relaxing experience.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.