WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT

MAKING EACH APPOINTMENT A SMOOTH EXPERIENCE

before your appointment
It is important that you have all the information regarding your procedure, the equipment used, the treatment process and the recovery process when it comes to laser tattoo removal.

It is equally as important to understand what is required prior to the first treatment. At Medical Skin Solutions we take pride in ensuring the entire process, from the initial consultation through to the final post-procedure check-up, is handled safely and professionally.

We go through this process thoroughly with our patients including what is required prior to the procedure including:

  • History of skin cancer or skin damage.
  • Background information on the venue and country in which you received the tattoo –
    (this is to determine if there is a possibly there could be other substances aside from ink used in the tattoo).
  • Medical history including diseases and current medication – if applicable.
  • Discussion of what skin care products you use.

During your initial consultation, we will show you the PicoSure Laser and explain how it works in regards to tattoo removal so you know what to expect one the day of your first treatment. Our experienced nurse will then closely examine the tattoo under a magnifying lens and explain the different elements of the tattoo such as colour, application and any skin conditions surrounding the tattoo that may be of concern.

At Medical Skin Solutions we have the added benefit of being located within the Paradise Point Family Medical Centre allowing for immediate access to GP’s and medical professionals if we require a second opinion on any possible skin conditions.

In very rare cases there are elements that present themselves which will affect either the results or the ability to remove the tattoo. This is why it is extremely important to visit a qualified and experienced skin clinic when it comes to laser tattoo removal.

Once all of the assessments have been completed, there are only a few things
you are required to do prior to the first session of laser tattoo removal:

  • Minimise or completely avoid (if possible) sun exposure to the tattoo area for up to 6 weeks before the treatment.
  • Ensure the area of the tattoo and the skin around the tattoo is clean and has no skin-care products remaining (such as moisturiser and or fake-tan).
  • Avoid taking any blood-thinning medication prior to the treatment such as Aspirin (ibuprofen).
  • The day before your first laser tattoo removal treatment, shave the tattooed area.
  • Apply numbing cream approximately 1 hour before the treatment.

Ensuring the correct procedure is followed prior to the treatment will enhance both the results of the tattoo removal and the recovery process.

If you have any questions or concerns about your pre-treatment care/requirements please contact us.