Preparing for laser
Tattoo Removal

How to best prepare for your consultation and treatments

So you have decided to book your personal tattoo removal consultation with our laser tattoo removal clinic team. Great! It is important that you are perfectly prepared for your appointment to ensure you get the most from your visit to our clinic.

 Our clients are encouraged to adhere to the following pre-consultation advice in order for us to provide a full and thorough consultation for you. This advice also applies to clients returning for follow up treatments. 

 

PREPARING FOR LASER TATTOO REMOVAL CONSULTATIONS AND TREATMENTS:

Important - Avoid exposing your tattoo to the sun!

The tattooed area you wish to remove must not be tanned when you arrive for your appointment.  It is important that we assess your skin in its natural condition.  To enable us to proceed with a treatment the tattooed area of your skin must not have been exposed to the sun for a minimum of 4 weeks to 6 weeks previously in the area to be treated. We are unable to treat tattooed skin that is tanned.

If in doubt please use sun screen protection on the tattoo using a minimum of SPF50 for 4-6 weeks prior to your appointment to ensure your skin is in its natural condition.

Important - Are you using any of the following medications?

Best practice guidelines prevent us from providing laser treatments to any clients who are using, or have recently used, any of the following medications: Roaccutane, Amiodarone, Steroids or St John’s Wort.

Important - Avoid using sunbeds

We ask that clients also refrain from using sunbeds for a minimum of 4 weeks to 6 weeks before their appointment. Again, in order to be treated your tattooed skin must be in its natural condition and should not be tanned.

Important - Using fake tanning and gradual tanning products

To ensure your tattooed skin is in a natural condition to allow us to provide treatment; fake tan and gradual tanning products cannot be used for 14 days prior to your appointment.

Important - Preparing your tattoo for treatment

Please ensure your tattooed skin is clean and carefully shave the tattooed area to remove any body hair in advance of your appointment. 24hrs in advance is ideal. Thank you.

Important - Laser tattoo removal when pregnant

Best practice guidelines prevent us from providing laser treatments to any clients who are pregnant or who suspect they may be pregnant. We apologise for any incovenience.

Important - Are you in good general health?

To ensure we are able to proceed with a treatment it is important that you are in good general health. Please be prepared to share information regarding your general health and to disclose the use of any medications that you are using or have recently used. We do not share this information with any other party.

Important - Are you over 18 years of age?

All London Tattoo Clinic clients are required to be over the age of 18 years to be able to be treated. London Tattoo Clinic may require you to provide identification to validate your age. 

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