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Tattoo Removal and Sun Exposure

Updated: Feb 17, 2019

Summer is around the corner. Because the weather is getting warmer, you will likely be spending more time outdoors. Fun in the sun is one of the many things that makes the summer enjoyable. However, you have to be cautious if you have had tattoo removal. Here are some tips to help you enjoy the outdoors even after your tattoo removal treatment.

Sun exposure can benefit people who have had tattoo removal. However, you have to do it the right way. You do not want to expose your skin to the sun right after you get this procedure. You can enjoy the sun after you have healed, but you will need to make sure that you put on sunscreen before you go out in the sun.

The sun can help the ink fade. It can also promote healthy skin growth. Additionally, sun exposure can reduce hyperpigmentation that can be caused by laser tattoo removal. The sunlight helps regulate melanin production.

There are also downsides to sun exposure. You are likely to develop a painful sunburn if you go outside without sunscreen. You cannot get a laser treatment if you have a sunburn. Dark tans may be beautiful, but they can decrease the effectiveness of the ink. The laser is attracted to the melanin. The more melanin the skin has, the more likely the laser is to be attracted to the melanin instead of the pigment.

Keep in mind that it is still possible to perform laser tattoo removal on dark skin. However, it is more difficult to perform laser tattoo removal on dark skin. That is why it is best for you to maintain the natural skin color of your skin.

Have fun in the sun, but you have to be cautious when you are doing so. This is especially important if you are thinking about getting tattoo removal.

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