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Pre-Appointment Information

The Must-Knows Before Your Tattoo Removal Session

To ensure the success of your tattoo removal session, and a smooth, safe experience for both yourself and the technician, please consider the following guidelines. We will always prioritise your well being for the best results, so let's work together to make your session a comfortable and successful experience. If any concerns apply to you, don't hesitate to speak to us.

Pre-Booking General information Check Sheet

  • For larger tattoos exceeding 15cm by 15cm, plan your appointment on a day off or after work for a comfortable recovery if possible

 

Preparation with Aftercare Products

  • Gather the essential aftercare items like a quality, organic aloe vera gel, an ice pack, ibuprofen to reduce swelling ( not always experienced, but just in case) and other recommended products to aid in a smoother recovery.

 

Skin Care Regimen

  • Moisturise and exfoliate the tattooed area at least a week before the session to enhance the treatment's effectiveness. (Optional) this does really help BTW

 

Product Bring-Along

  • Consult with us about using a numbing cream, especially for sensitive areas or tattoos. We recommend effective brands like EMLAR and our powerful in-store product, NumbUp. You can pick it up in-store or have it mailed to you before the appointment. 

 

Benefits of Numbing Cream

Numbing cream, when applied correctly, significantly reduces discomfort, ensuring a more comfortable experience during the session. This allows our technicians to focus on providing a thorough and effective treatment without feeling rushed. We have a cringey saying 'if in doubt, don’t be a hero'. We always use numbing cream for tattoos and removals, it’s pretty common practise these days. Here’s a YouTube video of proper application of the prep.

Communication

  • Discuss any concerns or uncertainties with our technician to receive personalised advice and guidance tailored to your situation.

 

Hydration

  • Stay well-hydrated in the days leading up to the appointment to promote optimal skin health.

 

Avoid Sun Exposure

  • Minimise sun exposure to the tattooed area before the session to prevent potential complications. You can use a quality sun block or zinc cream and place it around the tattoo to be treated. 

 

Understanding the Process

  • Familiarise yourself with the laser tattoo removal process, including potential side effects and your realistic expectations .You can check out our FAQS page.

 

Postpone During Illness

  • If you are feeling unwell or have an active skin infection, consider postponing the appointment for another time. The more notice you can give us, the better

 

Follow Aftercare Instructions

  • Please implement the provided aftercare instructions diligently to support proper healing and maximise the results of laser tattoo removal.

Speak to Us If

If you are experiencing any of the following issues that could affect the treatment and potentially make it unsafe:

Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

Pregnant or breastfeeding individuals should avoid laser tattoo removal due to potential risks to the foetus or infant.

Active Skin Infections

Treatment should be delayed if there is an active skin infection to prevent further complications.

Skin Sensitivity or Allergies

Individuals with hypersensitivity to light or a history of allergic reactions to laser treatments should inform the technician.

Recent Sun Exposure or Tanning

Avoid sun exposure for a few weeks before treatment to minimise the risk of adverse reactions.

History of Keloid Scarring

Individuals with a history of keloid scarring may be at a higher risk for excessive scarring after laser tattoo removal.

Certain Medical Conditions

Consult with a healthcare provider if you have autoimmune disorders or bleeding disorders before undergoing laser treatment.

Recent Use of Photosensitising Medications

Inform the technician of any recent use of photosensitising drugs to assess the risk.

Skin Conditions or Disorders

Conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or vitiligo may require careful evaluation before laser treatment.

Recent Cosmetic Procedures

Wait for a period after recent cosmetic procedures in the treatment area, such as chemical peels or dermal fillers.

Immunosuppression

Individuals with compromised immune systems may face increased risks, and consultation with a healthcare professional is recommended.

We value your safety and want to ensure you have a positive experience with us. Feel free to reach out if you have any uncertainties or concerns. Let's make your tattoo removal journey a success at Byron Electric!

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