NOTE: the following information applies to most skin types, although it may not apply to all. For a determination about laser use on your specific skin, schedule a no-charge skin evaluation with an experienced, qualified Certified Laser Technician at LaserLight.
MYTH #1: You cannot get Laser Hair Removal when you have a tan.
RESPONSE: The state-of-the-art lasers that LaserLight uses have been designed to “by-pass” the pigment in the skin, and to instead target the hair below the surface.
MYTH #2: There is no way of knowing if your tan is too dark to be lasered safely.
RESPONSE: Before starting your treatment, your LaserLight Technician uses a tool that passively “reads” the amount of pigment in the area of skin you want treated, so that we can determine if there is too much tan for a safe treatment. We frequently perform test spots, too, to help us to make a good determination.
MYTH #3: You cannot go out into the sun after getting a laser treatment.
RESPONSE: Use sunscreen on the treated area. A laser treatment — whether for hair removal or for removal of skin imperfections — can make your skin a little more vulnerable to the harmful rays of the sun. We give you a detailed set of aftercare instructions to help you to protect your skin in the sun effectively — which includes using hats, clothing and sunscreen.
After all, isn’t it often the point of lasering, that you feel confident to bare more of your skin in the summer weather?
Our recommendations? Talk to us. Be calm and laser this summer.