How soon can you tan after laser hair removal?

“Avoid sun exposure and tanning two weeks before and two weeks after a laser hair removal treatment — period.

How long after laser hair removal can I tan?

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.

Can you sunbathe after having laser hair removal?

Avoid sun exposure after laser hair removal treatments

After your treatment, your skin will be sensitive and will need time to heal. Excessive exposure to UV rays at this time risks damage to your skin, so it’s highly advisable to avoid sunbathing and tanning beds.

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.

Can you tan in a tanning bed before laser hair removal?

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.

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What happens if you tan during laser hair removal?

It’s not entirely true. You can tan during laser hair removal but with several caveats. Tanning increases the melanin in the skin. The laser is attracted to melanin, so if the skin has increased melanin it’s difficult for the laser to distinguish between hair and skin.

Can I get laser on tanned skin?

Tanned skin is not suitable for laser treatments

People with tanned skin were traditionally advised not to have laser hair removal treatments because it could change their natural skin pigmentation. At The Angel Laser Clinic we use the medical grade Cynosure Elite and Thunder lasers.

What happens if you go in sun after laser?

Common response to sun exposure after treatment is for your skin to darken, freckle, and to be “photo-damaged.” Typically photo-damaged skin is more susceptible to scaly, patchy skin and skin cancers. 6-8 weeks post treatment skin has regenerated and regular sun exposure is acceptable.