Before you come in for your appointment there are a few thing you need to avoid, otherwise we might have to send you home.
If you have just come back form a holiday in the sun, or have been catching a few rays between the cloud cover of Tassie then you should probably put off tattoo removal for a while. We recommend waiting 4 weeks after tanning before getting laser treatment.
Same applies for fake tan, please make sure the area you want lasered is free of fake tan.
If you plan on using numbing cream, pop some on 60-90 minutes before your appointment. Leave it on if you like, we can remove it for you before we begin treatment.
Unfortunately if you are pregnant we cannot treat you.
There is a small selection of medications considered 'photosensitive' that can induce more serious side effects from laser tattoo removal. Acne medication such as Roaccutane and Retin-A are two of the most commonly used medication examples. Due to these potential risks, we would not be able to treat you if on any of these medications.
We recommend that you rest and elevate the area treated while also limiting your activity for approximately 24 hours. No gym.
You can apply an ice pack periodically to ease pain and swelling.
You may take Tylenol for discomfort, but avoid any Aspirin products or anti- inflammatory medications such as Advil.
You may notice blistering, pin point bleeding or bruising after treatment. If this happens its ok! This is the bodies normal reaction. If this does happen, do not pop any blisters or remove or pick scabs.
You may also have dry, flaky or itchy skin over the area for up to several weeks after the treatment. Many clients have compared this sensation to a sunburn.
A fragrance-free moisturizer may be helpful, we recommend antibiotic Bepanthum.
It’s very important to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen over the effected area until it is healed.
We also recommend that you avoid swimming in chlorinated pools, hot tubs or jacuzzis until the skin is completely healed.