When it comes to removing unwanted body hair, most women are delighted to learn that laser hair removal is actually fairly affordable—especially if you compare it to the lifetime cost of shaving. And since nothing complements smooth, hairless legs like a sun-kissed, golden glow, you may be eager to use all the money you will save on razors at the tanning salon.
In order to get the best results from your laser treatments, though, you need to follow certain guidelines before and after each session. This includes avoiding excessive UV exposure.
If you are interested in getting laser hair removal in Washington, D.C., head to Radiance Medspa. Unlike conventional spas, we offer cosmetic services that only a licensed medical professional can administer. Call 202-483-0008 to make an appointment.
Can I Go Tanning after Getting Laser Hair Removal?
Body hair removal is an entirely safe, non-invasive procedure; however, it can cause some irritation for a few days following each session that makes your skin more vulnerable to sun damage. Exposure to the sun or UV tanning lights can worsen any irritation and cause blistering, scarring, and pigmentation disorders.
During the course of your treatment, you should avoid going tanning or spending an excessive amount of time in the sun. If you must be outside, it is essential that you wear sunblock or cover the treated area with clothing.
Can I Go Tanning Before Getting Laser Hair Removal?
According to the Mayo Clinic, you should stay out of the sun for up to six weeks before undergoing laser hair removal. Tan skin will increase the risk of possible side effects such as skin lightening. Likewise, if you currently have a tan, you should wait until it fades before scheduling your first session.
Laser hair removal works by targeting each individual hair follicle with a pulse of light energy. The lasers are precise enough to target the hair without harming the surrounding skin; however, UV exposure makes skin produce more melanin pigment, which attracts the lasers and subsequently increases the risk of experiencing an adverse reaction like hyper-pigmentation or burns.
If you have a special event coming up or you just want a sexy, golden glow after undergoing body hair removal, it is safe to get a spray tan. Your technician may just recommend that you wait four to five days after the procedure to get an airbrushed tan, so it will not irritate your already sensitive skin.
If your skin still feels sensitive five days after undergoing laser hair removal, consider waiting a little longer before getting a spray tan. This will ensure you get the best results from both the body hair removal and the tan.
Although spray tanning has no effect on the production of melanin, it still adds pigmentation to the skin and can attract light during laser hair removal. Thus, you should let a spray tan fade before undergoing the procedure.
If you are interested in getting body hair removal in Washington, D.C., contact Radiance Medspa. We believe that Hollywood celebrities are not the only ones who should have access to medical spa services, and everyone deserves to look and feel beautiful. Call 202-483-0008 to make an appointment.