How sun exposure effects laser tattoo removal

For laser tattoo removal to be its most effective your skin should ideally be its natural, untanned colour. Tanned skin contains higher amounts of melanin than skin at its natural colour.  Those increased melanin levels have two distinct drawbacks to laser tattoo removal.  Firstly, high melanin levels can leave your skin susceptible to pigmentation and burning. Burning can lead not just to pain but to scarring. Once the skin is scarred the chances of successfully removing a tattoo a 100% decrease dramatically.

To make the tattoo removal process as painless, cost effective and successful as possible, do not fake tan and try to stay out of the sun for two to four weeks before and after your laser treatment. We recommend covering the tattooed area and using an SPF 50 sun block to avoid any extra sun exposure to the area.