Achieving the best results from laser hair removal relies on laser energy being absorbed by hair follicles. With the help of melanin (pigment in your hair root), this laser energy turns into heat, which then destroys the hair follicle. Tanning/solarium sessions prior to IPL hair removal session will make your skin’s melanocytes (cells producing pigment in hair and in skin) too excited and you are running a very high risk of hyper or hypo pigmenting your skin (skin turning darker or lighter).
You need to avoid sun exposure and solariums 6 weeks before and 6 weeks after your IPL or Laser hair removal procedures. No tanning lotions for 3 weeks prior to Laser hair removal either.
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It is recommended that all individuals see a Family Doctor for a full medical examination annually. Adults should get their blood pressure checked (US Preventive Task Force), a flu vaccine (CDC) and more each year.