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Laser hair removal - how important is the "no sun" rule? Can I just wear factor 50?

(6 Posts)
Summersunny Wed 31-May-17 22:20:37

I really want to get laser hair removal on my legs. I get ingrown hairs all the time and I actually dread summer and the hair removal malarkey.

Now thinking laser - but I know you can't go in the sun for six weeks after treatment.

What if I wore factor 50 on my legs after treatment?

Also - what is rhe risk of getting sun on legs after laser treatment?

Summersunny Wed 31-May-17 22:46:07


Wallywobbles Thu 01-Jun-17 06:20:59

I've just been wearing factor 50. Didn't occur to me that might not be enough.

chanie44 Thu 01-Jun-17 06:45:36

I don't know why you aren't supposed to go in the sun, but I think you aren't supposed to get a tan. I told my therapist I was going on holiday and she said to get it done a few weeks before going on holiday in case there is any sensitivity towards the treatments - they increase the intensity of the laser at each session. We then booked the next session about 5 weeks after I got back so my tan had faded.

If in doubt, I'd suggest starting your treatments after the summer.

CoteDAzur Thu 01-Jun-17 07:06:56

You can get sun on legs several days after the treatment. That is not a problem.

But you should not have treatment on legs that have seen the sun before the treatment. Unless you want to end up with dark spots, that is.

Summerysunny Thu 01-Jun-17 07:46:52

Oh I didn't realise about sun before! I don't think mine have caught the sun this year yet...

The reason I want to get started now is that I dread waxing / epilating and my hairs are too fast and strong for shaving! confused

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