Tanning lotions used to darken the skin will only serve to absorb laser energy as opposed to the hair follicle. This will not only lead to a risk of burns or blisters because of excessive light energy absorption but also reduce the efficiency of the treatment.
Can you have laser hair removal with fake tan?
Yes, you may use fake tan in between your sessions but you must stop applying 7-10 days before your laser session is due. If you have particularly dry skin and are aware that tan takes longer to fade you must leave a longer period of time to allow for all residue to be completely removed.
Why can you not fake tan before laser hair removal?
Lasers used for hair removal cannot distinguish between them. Sunlight, sunbeds, spray tan and self-tanners will all alter the natural colour tone of your skin. For this reason, it is important to try to avoid these when undergoing a course of laser treatment. Self-tanners temporarily change the colour of your skin.
When can I fake tan after laser hair removal?
Fake tanning season has passed (for the most part)
Clients should not use spray tans or tanning moisturisers for a minimum of 2 weeks before and after your laser hair removal treatment. If you do use fake tan, please ensure any remnants are completely exfoliated and removed prior to treatment.
What happens if you laser tanned skin?
The problem is the sun makes skin more sensitive to heat, and using a laser on heat sensitive skin can cause hyper-pigmentation, burns and even scarring.” But Niki stresses that doesn’t mean all laser services need to be avoided in the summer.
What happens if you tan before laser hair removal?
Before Laser Hair Removal
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.
Can I use fake tan after IPL?
After your IPL treatment
Treatments cannot be performed on tanned skin. A fake tan of any kind has the same implications as a natural tan. You must use a broad spectrum sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection of SPF30 or higher on the treated area, or as advised by your clinician.
Does Brazilian laser hair removal include buttocks?
Does Brazilian laser hair removal include buttocks? No. Brazilian laser hair removal typically is for the entire area from the pubic hair all the way back to the butt crack hair (the entire pelvic region), but would not include the butt cheek area.