After you’ve had a session of laser tattoo removal, there’s a number of things that will impact the success of your removal.
Your body’s lymphatic system, the quality of the laser treatment (we’ve got that one covered), the age, location and colour of the tattoo, as well as the level of sun exposure the treated area receives.
You need to be careful with how much sun you get when you’re having laser tattoo removal.
Why? Good question.
The more sunlight you expose your skin to, the more melanin your body produces, causing you to tan or burn. If you’ve got a nice tan or are sunburnt, it can be harder to remove the tattoo because of the trauma your skin is in, making it harder for the laser beam to break up the particles of ink beneath the skin’s surface.
You can still have laser tattoo removal if you’ve been in the sun.
But it’s best to wait a couple of weeks to give your skin a chance to settle down, to reduce the risk of scarring or other side effects. Likewise, we recommend that you wait two to four weeks after treatment before you exposure your skin to long bouts of sunshine. And whatever you do - don’t head to a tanning bed. They’re no good, laser in progress or not!
Look after yourself, and you’ll have the best outcome from laser removal.
Plenty of water, not too much sun and a healthy lifestyle will help you heal quickly and help your system flush out your blasted tattoo particles quickly and effectively.