PRE TATTOO REMOVAL PROCEDURES POST
Laser treatments are currently considered to be the most effective way of achieving tattoo reduction. Tattoo colors, skin types, quality of tattoos and other factors will, however, affect the results of laser treatment.
Clinical experience in using lasers for tattoo reduction indicate that the majority of patients should observe color reduction, with varying degrees, after each session.
The goal is to reduce the pigmentation to the highest degree with the current level of technology. The treatment end point is when no further observation of tattoo reduction is seen or at the request of the client. Realistic expectations are to reduce a tattoo size/intensity as opposed to complete removal.
BEFORE TREATMENT STARTS
It is important that you alert us of any medical conditions you may have and/or any prescribed medications you are taking prior to your laser tattoo removal treatment. Laser tattoo removal is not recommended if you are pregnant or nursing, and in individuals who have had allergic reactions to any tattoo ink in the past.
1. Sun damaged or heavily tanned areas response to treatment is significantly low due to a higher risk of complications. It is advisable to avoid sun exposure as much as possible for at least 7-10 days prior to any planned procedures. If exposure is unavoidable the use of high SPF (minimum SPF 50) sunscreen should be applied to treatment sites.
2. Shave areas to be treated the day prior to or on the day of the treatment (if applicable) and wash all areas to be treated with soap and water prior to arrival at the facility.
3. To minimize any discomfort, we recommend that you take Acetaminophen 500 mg 90 minutes prior to the procedure, although this is not mandatory.
4. Pain medications such as Motrin, Aspirin and Aleve should be avoided 3 to 7 days before treatment due to the increased risk of bleeding/hemorrhage.
5. No Retin A or other Retinols should be used before any treatments.
6. Do not have your laser tattoo removal treatment done under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Treatments will not be performed on any individuals who appears intoxicated for any reason.
7. Notify us of any medical conditions you feel may affect the successful outcome of your treatment in advance
8. Treatments can be scheduled no sooner than 3 weeks apart for safety reasons.
9. Digital photos will be taken periodically to track the removal process. No personal identifiers will be included in these pictures.