How Long Should You Avoid Tanning After Laser Hair Removal

Have you been thinking of getting laser hair removal done? Is the fear of tanning keeping you away from making a final choice? Here’s what you need to know about tanning before and after laser treatment!

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Tanning is the result of melanin production in the skin, which makes the skin darker. If you’re planning for laser hair removal, you need to avoid stepping out in the sun for minimum of 72 hours prior to your treatment for laser beams to be more effective and target-specific. This is mainly to avoid the dark color of your skin from interfering with the color of the hair. Darker the skin, longer is the duration and more is the number of sessions required for the treatment.

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How Tanning Affects

Everyone has a different skin type and sensitivity. Exposure to the sun increases melanin content of the skin, darkens it, and accelerates the aging process. Prolonged tanning by UV rays might also lead to skin cancer. It is always advisable to use sunscreen lotions to reduce the intensity of tanning. During a laser treatment if the skin is tanned, it becomes difficult for the laser to differentiate between the melanin present in the skin and the hair. This causes the laser to miss some portions of the hair which are closer to the color of the skin. More sessions would be ideally required to attain a satisfactory result.

When Tanning Should Be Avoided

Tanning should be strictly avoided 72 hours prior to the treatment. Post treatment, 1-2 weeks of care has to be taken to avoid tanning in the treated area. The skin will be sensitive after treatment, and it will need adequate time to completely heal. Also, after laser hair removal, be sure to wear sun protection before going out into the sun. All that being said, choosing the right clinic is vital for a successful hair-removal experience. There are lot of good clinics in India you can choose from. But before choosing any clinic, it is important to read about their services. For example, if you’re opting for Kaya, you can read about their procedures here: Kaya Skin Clinic Hair Removal.

To read customer experiences regarding Kaya’s wide range of skincare and haircare products and services, visit Kaya Skin Clinic Reviews.

Reference:

http://www.drdayan.com/blog/2013/07/17/myths-facts-about-laser-hair-removal-in-the-summer/

 

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