Sun Exposure And Tattoo Removal
Laser tattoo removal offers people the option of removing a tattoo they once thought might have been a permanent decision. Laser tattoo removal technology has greatly improved over the past fifteen or so years. Although the advancements in laser technology have made significant improvements in the ability to remove tattoos, there are still contributing factors that affect the success of tattoo removals such as ink color and quality, location, the age of the tattoo and even sun exposure.
How does sun exposure affect laser tattoo removal? Sun exposure affects laser tattoo removal because of how it affects the pigment in your skin. Melanin is the pigment in your skin that determines your skin, hair, and even eye color. The more your skin is exposed to sunlight, the more melanin is produced. This is how your skin can tan or burn. If your skin is severely tanned or burned, it can be harder to remove a tattoo because the skin is more vulnerable and it is harder for the laser to break up the ink particles in the tattoo.
Laser tattoo removal is still effective on tanned skin. In short, YES! You can also go in the sun after a treatment once the swelling and redness subside. But it is highly recommended to use spf 30+ on and around the area being treated.
Northern Colorado cities like Greeley, Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Windsor, Johnsontown, even Cheyenne, Lakewood, Denver and Colorado Springs get more sun exposure then most other cities in the US. Did you know Colorado has more sunny days per year then Miami? Well now you do! So just be careful if your receiving laser tattoo removal treatments from LaserAll or and other tattoo removal company. Do your best to keep the treated area away from the sun. it’s 2017 and we should all know by now- the sun is BAD NEWS!