The subject of getting a tattoo frequently arises whenever men and women consider hair reduction systems like laser hair removal. As much as many people desire to rid themselves of unwanted hair, they may equally wish to adorn their skin with body art.
To those considering both laser hair removal and getting a tattoo, there exists some important information that can help you choose when to attempt one or the other or to successfully complete both procedures.
The best time to attempt laser hair removal is always prior to getting your tattoo – by completing the hair removal treatment before getting inked will allow for a smooth canvas where the potential for hair growing back has been reduced.
Make sure to allow several weeks for the process to be complete, so that your skin has recovered from the laser hair removal treatment and is ready for a tattoo. This may take some time, but you will appreciate the results when you have a hair free area where your body art can be created.
For those with existing tattoos, their options are limited. The pigment in a tattoo is susceptible to all lasers, not just the kind specifically made for tattoo removal. Much like how laser light can react with the pigment in your skin, it can also react with anything that has altered the pigment, including artificial colours. Using laser hair removal over your tattoo can alter the colour of your tattoo and in some cases fade it out almost completely. If you are having laser hair removal treatments and have an existing tattoo, it is okay to undergo treatment – just avoid the tattooed areas.
If you are getting a tattoo in the near future, consult with your laser hair specialist in order to coordinate the process.
Can laser hair removal and pregnancy work safely together? Many women that are pregnant are surprised to see hair grow on their lower abdomen, arms and face. Removing thick, lush hair from a part of your body that had little or no hair before, can become irritating, especially when you are pregnant. Waxing and shaving will work as long as you are willing to do it on a regular schedule.
If the extra growth is generally all over your body, it might be caused by a huge increase in production of different hormones. Often excessive hair can appear in several places within a short time. For instance, hair could appear on the upper lip, cheeks or on the chin. Yet, it may not end there. Extra hair may appear on the back, which is very difficult to reach with a shaver. This can be very stressful and depressing for a pregnant woman.