Before Your Tattoo Removal Treatment


The following instructions will help you prepare for your treatment day.

  • Avoid excessive sun exposure for approximately one week prior to your treatment. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to protect your skin. If you are spray-tanned, please exfoliate to help remove the tanning product in the treatment areas.
  • If you have a history of cold sores, be sure that the provider is notified in advance of scheduling your treatment. Laser treatment can stimulate cold sores so it is recommended to begin an antiviral medication prior to your treatment.
  • Stop applying any "irritating" skin products at least one day prior to treatment. Do not use retina A, Obagi med skin care line, 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Arrive on time for your laser treatment with clean skin. If you would like an ice treatment before your session, please arrive 20 minutes prior. 
  • Female patients should not wear any makeup/mascara, lotions, powders or perfumes on or around the areas being treated. Male patients can shave the morning of their treatment but should not apply lotions or aftershave on or around the areas being treated.
  • Notify your provider of any oral or topical antibiotics. No antibiotics are allowed 7 days prior to treatment.



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