April 28, 2022 16:45

Laser tattoo removal and sun exposure

Aftercare

It’s important to be safe in the sun at any time, but it’s especially worth checking that it’s safe to go in the sun after laser tattoo removal.

The unique laser technology we use at NAAMA is skin-safe, heals quickly and gives incredible results as these before and after pictures show, but it does rely on great after-care following treatment, including keeping sun exposure to a minimum.

Your skin. Your story

How long after laser tattoo removal can you safely go in the sun?

We get many clients asking how long they have to wait to sunbathe after their tattoo removal. Our expert team advises not exposing the treated area to direct, intense sunlight in the days following your tattoo laser removal, ideally until the area has fully healed.

If you can’t avoid the sun, then make sure you cover the tattoo removal area with loose clothes and always wear a moisturising, high SPF sunscreen with UVA 4* protection, limiting your exposure to the sun as much as possible.

Our low-energy laser significantly reduces any chance of blistering, scarring or lasting damage, which means less downtime between treatments and fast tattoo removal results.

What impact will sun exposure have on tattoo removal?

As well as soaking up vitamin D, your skin also absorbs the radiation from the sun in melanin. It’s the melanin that turns your skin a lovely golden brown and this is exactly what you want to avoid both before and after you have tattoo removal.

While the exclusive LightSense laser system we use at NAAMA is incredibly gentle, your skin still needs time to properly heal after treatment without the damaging effects of the sun. By exposing your skin to the sun’s ultraviolet rays without protection, you risk prolonging the healing time and a possible change in pigmentation.

Such a big investment in your beautiful new skin is definitely worth a few weeks of shade.

Caring for your skin after tattoo removal

Following a great aftercare regime is the best way to ensure the best possible results from your tattoo removal treatment and avoid unwanted scarring. Our expert consultants will design a bespoke aftercare plan designed specifically for you and your individual skin.

As well as avoiding the sun after tattoo removal, we recommend keeping your skin cool and calm, using specialised aftercare creams and considering lymphatic massage to help your body flush away the ink particles.

Your skin. Your story

To find out more about how safe it is to go in the sun after tattoo removal, or to get an answer to any other questions you may have, you can request a callback from one of our qualified consultants today.

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