Can you wear fake tan when getting laser hair removal?

Unfortunately, you will not be able to receive treatment when wearing a self-tan. Tanning lotions used to darken the skin will only serve to absorb laser energy as opposed to the hair follicle.

Can I get laser hair removal with fake tan on?

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.

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.

Is it better to tan before or after 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 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 put tan on after 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.

Can I use fake tan after IPL?

It’s important to know that in the eyes of the laser and IPL, fake tans are no different than tanning from the sun. If you know you’re going to tan or be in the sun, it’s best to wait 4-6 weeks after tanning to have a procedure in order to make sure the tan is gone.

Why can you have laser hair removal when tanned?

This is because the light energy transfer from the sun requires the skin to heal. The laser also transmits strong bolts of energy deep into the hair follicles, which can seriously aggravate the sunburn. If you already have a tan, avoid booking your treatment until it’s had time to fade.

How long after laser hair removal can I shower?

Since hot water can burn and blistering of the skin, it is a good idea to take cool showers after getting laser treatment. You will want to avoid taking a hot shower for up to 48 hours getting the treatment.

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