Before Your Appointment Please Be Sure Of The Following:

  • Please make sure treatment area is clean and dry prior to treatment

    • (remove any makeup/moisturizers/perfumes before treatment)

  • Wear loose fitting and comfortable clothing that can easily be moved for treatment and won't irritate area after your session

  • Please clip down or shave hair on tattoo and surrounding area (if using a razor, shave at least 24 hours prior to treatment to avoid skin irritation)

  • Please do not take NSAIDS (i.e., ibuprofen, aspirin, excedrin, bayer, aleve) the day of appointment, tylenol is safe to take for pain relief

  • If using topical lidocaine, please advise treatment nurse 

  • Avoid sun tan/sun beds/burns to area being treated 4 weeks before treatment

  • Do not place sunless tanner/spray tan to treatment area 7-10 days prior to treatment

  • No glycolics/salicylic acid/AHA/retinols to treatment area 1 weeks before/after treatment (chemicals often found in anti-aging products)

  • NO chemical peels, microdermabrasions or botox near treatment area 4 weeks before

  • We cannot treat area if you are taking antibiotics or any other medication that causes photosensitivity (if you take long term daily low dose antibiotics, we can treat with a note from your doctor) 

  • Please do not come if you are sick or fighting an active infection (coming when your body is fighting illness can decrease the effectiveness of your treatment-remember, it's your immune system that fades your tattoo, not the laser)