We will do our best to make you as comfortable as possible and to ensure that the process goes smoothly however, there are a few things that you can do to take care of yourself before we start.
Before you come in for the treatment, you need to take good care of your skin.
You need to make sure that your tattoo stays out of direct sunlight for at least two weeks before treatment but especially 48 hours before the treatment. If you go out in the sun, use a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher. If your skin is affected by the sun, it will become more sensitive and will cause extra pain and discomfort during the treatment process and can lead to hypopigmentation.
Similarly, avoid waxing or shaving the tattoo area or using any chemical creams on the area.
We advise the patient to stop smoking at least four weeks before the treatment as smoking reduces oxygen in your circulation which will make healing slow and more painful.
You may use a numbing cream purchased from a pharmacy before the treatment, but it must be applied at least an hour before the treatment to allow it to work fully.
You need to make sure that you don’t irritate the treatment area in any way. Wear loose clothing and avoid going into direct sunlight for at least 2 weeks post treatment.
Once you get home, you can use a cold compress on the area but not directly on to the skin as you may cause ice burn.
Avoid any vigorous physical activity for up to 48 hours.
Do not have a hot shower, sauna or spa.
Avoid swimming for 48-72 hours.
Elevate the area above the height of your heart where possible.
Drink lots of water and rest up.
If you face any unusual discomfort or have any questions, our staff are always ready to help!
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We are a family owned and operated business committed to the health and safety of our clients skin. Our Owner/Operator, Melanie Robins, has a Bachelor of Science and has spent over 20 years working as a scientist in the medical pathology field. She has extensive knowledge of the physiology of skin and the immunology of the body and what it takes for tattoos to be erased completely.