Laser Pre & Postcare

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We are unable to treat you if

  • Your tattoo is less than 3-4 months old
  • You have heavily tanned recently or have had tanning injections within 6 months
  • You had treatment from anything but a Q-Switch Laser in the last 3-4 months
  • You have a red tattoo that has not fully healed or is causing an allergic reaction
  • You are taking Roaccutane
  • You had sun exposure in the last 4 weeks
  • You are pregnant or breast feeding
  • You are prone to keloid scarring
  • You you are wearing fake tan

After a session expect

  • It will appear to look unchanged at first
  • The area appears red, white or pink
  • Some pinpoint bleeding and swelling
  • Swelling and soreness
  • To get blisters and itchiness

24hrs After a TREATMENT

  • A cool pack can be used for 3 minutes on and 3 minutes off. Don’t leave it longer
  • Apply natural Aloe Vera gel
  • Limit any physical activity or exercise
  • Avoid hot showers and harsh soaps
  • Elevate the area, if possible

Healing Process

  • Healing can take 5-25 days
  • Apply a cool pack if area is hot
  • Moisturise 3-4 times a day using Bepanthen for the first 3 days to promote healing and reduce itching
  • Use SPF30+ sunscreen on the area
  • Limit physical activities and exercise
  • Continue to rest and elevate the area
  • Avoid any over the counter anti-bacterial ointments or creams unless directed
  • No swimming or hot tubs for 1 week
  • Do not pop or pick blisters!- Blisters go away after 1-2 weeks, use a non-stick bandage over the area if needed
  • Do not pick or remove scabs or crusts that develop during the healing
  • Infections are rare, however if you experience a foul odour, fever, red streaks from the area, yellow-green drainage and pain CALL US imediately for guidance
  • Your next session should be in 6-12 weeks. It takes up to 4 weeks to break down the ink so results are not immediate and every treatment will react differently

Please contact us if you have any concerns.