PRE-CARE

  • Please shave the area to be lasered at least 24/48 hours prior to treatment. If you do forget we can sort this when you arrive.
  • We can not treat you if you have had large amounts of sun exposure prior to your booking and we do recommend the area be out of the sun for at least 7 days prior to treatment. If you have also had sun tanning Vitamin A injections within the last 6 months prior to your booking we can not treat you. If the area is sun burnt on arrival we will have to reschedule and you may forfeit any deposit.
  • We suggest purchasing and applying a topical numbing cream before your laser tattoo removal treatment. This can be purchased from most chemists over the counter. Please ensure this is applied before you arrive at the studio for your appointment as it may need some time for it to take effect, making sure you follow all instructions carefully. You may arrive with numbing cream on and we can remove any dressings or cream prior to commencing your treatment.
  • Unfortunately we can not treat you if you are pregnant, currently breast feeding, prone to keloid scarring, intoxicated or under the influence of illicit drugs, currently using photosensitive medications or Roaccutane. This will be discussed with you verbally prior to your appointment or treatment as well as being outlined in our consult, consent and release forms.
  • Please have something to eat at least an hour before your appointment, bring something sugary along with you whether it be a can of coke or some lollies and get plenty of sleep the night before if possible, don’t party! This will make the whole process and treatment a lot easier for yourself and your technician.
  • Ice packs are supplied when you arrive with every treatment to help with the cooling of the area and pain relief before and after the procedure.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL THE STUDIO:

PH: 07 3844 0711

EMAIL: thelasercompanyaus@gmail.com

 

AFTER CARE

FIRST 24 HOURS

  • Apply a cold compress for 5-10 minutes every 1-2 hours for the first 24/48 hours. Do not leave ice on the treated area for more than 5 minutes.
  • Elevate the treated area above the heart for the first 24/48 hours. This is especially important for tattoos on the lower leg, ankle or feet!
  • Rest! Limit physical activity for the first 24/48 hours. Avoid exercising and any activity that results in perspiring.
  • You can shower but please avoid hot steamy showers and harsh soaps, cleansers or exfoliates as this will irritate the skin and not to mention be extremely painful. Use an antibacterial soap when showering.
  • Gently pat the area dry with a clean towel and allow to air dry after showering. Also make sure your hands are clean when touching the treated area.
  • Avoid swimming pools, the ocean, spas, hot tubs and tub soaking pedicures for at least 30 days.
  • Drink plenty of water. Stay hydrated. Beer doesn’t count.

OVER THE NEXT 3 DAYS

  • Apply Bepanthen First Aid Antiseptic or a Vitamin E cream twice a day for at least 7 days to promote healing, reduce itching and irritation.
  • Blistering is normal and if it does occur DO NOT pop or pick blisters. Blisters may take up to 12 weeks to resolve. You may use a nonstick bandage to protect the blistering while sleeping or at your workplace. If the blister is painful contact a physician as it may need to be drained.
  • DO NOT pick or remove scabs or crusting that develop during the healing process. This is a leading cause of infection and can cause scarring. Please remember that healing can take anywhere from 5 – 25 days or more. Infections are rare, however if aftercare is not followed, they can occur.

THE NEXT 1-2 WEEKS

  • Avoid direct or prolonged exposure to the sun. Do not apply tanning products. If you are going to be exposed to the sun, apply SPF 50+.
  • Avoid shaving over the treatment area until fully healed.
  • If the area still looks aggravated, sore to the touch or possibly infected after 2 weeks contact the studio or drop in for a chat. There are no such thing as stupid questions, so if you are in any way concerned let us know.
  • Continue to avoid pools, spas, hot tubs and the ocean for at least 30 days or until fully healed.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL THE STUDIO:

PH: 07 3844 0711

EMAIL: thelasercompanyaus@gmail.com

 

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