Preparing Your Skin for Laser Tattoo Removal

Most people assume they can walk into their laser tattoo removal appointment and receive their procedure. While this remains true, there are a few things you need to do in order to efficiently prepare for your treatment. I’ve gathered a list of what you should and shouldn’t do in preparation for your appointment.

1. Avoid the sun. Clients should not have any sun exposure prior to their appointment. The heat from laser tattoo removal will have a sun burn type of effect on the skin, so it’s important you do not expose yourself to any sun rays prior to this.

2. No antibiotics. You cannot be taking antibiotics if you’re going to receive laser tattoo removal. On that same note, you cannot take pain medications–like aspirin–that promote thin blood flow. Be sure you’re off any of these before your treatment.

3. What to wear. Do not wear tight or difficult clothes in preparation for your treatment. Wearing loose clothing helps make the process easier and is gentler on your skin once your procedure is over.

4. Clean skin. Make sure the area you’re going to have treated is freshly clean!

5. Post treatment. After treatment, apply an ice pack to the area to prevent swelling. Your area will most likely be wrapped in gauze after ointment is applied. Most importantly, keep that treated area out of the sun!

Laser tattoo removal is a very effective way to quickly and efficiently remove your unwanted tattoo. The laser is applied deep within your skin to break up the ink and remove it through your lymphatic system.

One of the best places to receive this treatment is National Laser Institute. They have been around for years and have earned an A+ rating at the BBB. Plus, they are the leader in the cosmetic laser field, so you know you’ll be in good hands.

To learn more about laser tattoo removal or National Laser Institute, please call 480-290-7366.

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