Monthly Archives: April 2019

Apr 27

Can I still have laser treatment if I’ve applied fake tan?

No. For the well-being of your skin you should not have any laser treatment on your skin if it has tanned. This applies to holiday tan, suntan, fake tan and also sun beds. The reason is because the tan is brown and the laser wavelengths are absorbed by brown pigments.

If you have a layer of brown whether it’s fake tan, make up or recent sun tan, it will absorb the energy. This will potentially cause a burn as the epidermis heats up.

It’s also for this reason that we need to be more cautious when someone’s skin type is naturally darker. Your welfare is the top priority at LaserYou. Our technicians are not simply qualified laser practitioners, they are also medical professionals with a huge amount of experience from their time at the NHS.

Always err on the side of caution. If you have tanned, you must wait at least 6 to 8 weeks before you have laser treatment. If in doubt you need to simply ensure that you are tan-free. Some people will retain a tan longer than others. Also some fake tans were off quicker than others, so the time it takes for your tan to disappear may vary from another client.

Apr 26

Can I have my 1st Treatment on the day of the patch test?

It is very important to have a patch test with the laser machine prior to commencing your treatment. A patch test (this is where we actually use the machine on the tattoo) is normally done on a very small area of the tattoo. The purpose of the patch test is to ensure that the tattoo heals adequately and with no adverse effects. It is not uncommon to experience blistering or scabbing after a laser treatment. Such reactions are considered normal. However on very rare occasions someone may experience a more profound reaction. For that reason it is very important to wait at least 24 hours between the time of the patch test to the time of the first treatment. While we understand that some clients are travelling a distance in order to have their treatment, we will always insist on a patch test first, with a wait thereafter of a minimum of 24 hour before any treatment can be carried out. It is important not to rush the laser process- your skin is important! At LaserYou, our primary consideration is the clients welfare. That is why we have medical professionals carrying out tattoo removal treatments using the most advanced technology – PicoSure. Find out more or book your free consultation by contacting us : 01628 663075