If you are interested in having an unwanted tattoo removed, you may have questions about sun exposure before and after laser treatments. We will offer you all that you need to know in this article.
In a previous article, we talked about using laser treatments to remove tattoos and the immune system. To get the best results from a laser tattoo removal treatment, you want your immune system to be as healthy as possible. This will give you faster results because it aids in the healing process.
What Does the Sun Do to Your Skin?
Most people would agree that laying out in the sun for an entire day is a pleasurable experience. Also, it leaves you with a tan that makes you feel healthy and attractive. When you spend time in the sun, melanin and vitamin D will be produced in your body. Vitamin D plays a vital role in various systems in your body, including supporting your immune system, helping you have healthy bones and teeth, and increasing your metabolism. No wonder why it is called the sunshine vitamin.
Have you ever wondered why your skin turns brown after spending time out in the sun? It is because of melanin. It is melanin that soaks up the radiation that comes from the sun and changes the color of your skin.
Learn More about Melanin
Now you know that melanin is responsible for giving you a tan. It is also what causes your skin to burn.
We highly recommend that our clients have a skin tone that is natural as possible when having a tattoo removed. We want your skin to be responsive. When your skin is tan, it may not respond as well to the energy from the laser in order to break up the ink in the tattoo. The lighter your skin, the fewer treatments you will need to get rid of an unwanted tattoo.
What to Know about Sunbathing and Laser Tattoo Removal
You may be interested in knowing the time frame as to when you can sunbathe before or after a laser tattoo removal session. We recommend that you do not sunbathe for at least six weeks prior to a laser tattoo removal session. If you are committed to saying goodbye to unwanted tattoos, you likely want to see the best and quickest results. So stay out of the sun before treatment.
After a laser tattoo removal treatment, you should wait at least four weeks before sunbathing. Give your skin what it needs to quickly get rid of the unwanted tattoo. Think about the end results and how happy you will feel when you get to sunbathe without unwanted tattoos on your body.
If you have to spend time out in the sun before or after a laser treatment, be sure to use a sunscreen that is at least SPF 50. You want the sunscreen to be clear, non-sticky, and quick drying.
We recommend that you avoid fake tans before and after a tattoo removal session. Fake tans slow down of the process of removing a tattoo because of the toxins they contain and because they contain activators.
To Wrap It up
We want you to get the best results from your laser tattoo removal sessions. Avoid exposure to the sun. This will decrease the levels of melanin in your skin, leaving your skin tone looking as natural as possible. Also, it will prevent blisters and broken skin that would make your laser tattoo removal uncomfortable.
Keep in mind the end result when making sacrifices during the laser tattoo removal process. You will soon be out in the sun again and not have any tattoo regret. Our Tattoo Removal specialists are standing by ready to help you say goodbye to those unwanted tattoos.