You will need to book this for all treatment areas prior to any course of laser sessions with us. This is legally required by our insurance. This is a chance for us to assess the treatment area, ensuring it is suitable for laser treatments, find the maximum settings for you and ensure there are no adverse reactions. You MUST send us a photo of the treatment area 24hrs and 48hrs following your patch test to ensure there are no adverse reactions.
Come to your treatment calm, cool and relaxed. Your body needs to be cool prior to being exposed to the heat from the laser treatments.
4 weeks no UV beds, sunlight and tanning for 4 weeks before and after your treatments as this can interfere with results and risk burning.
24hrs no steam rooms, sauna rooms, boiling hot showers and baths for 24 hours before and after your treatment.
24hrs pre and post treatment you will need to avoid the gym and/or any vigorous exercise. Your body needs to be calm, cool and relaxed to avoid any risk of burns.
Avoid applying any creams, numbing creams, deodorant, oils, make up etc on treatment areas on the day of your treatment. You will need to wait 2 weeks after applying any fake tans.
2 weeks You will need to wait 2 weeks prior to any botox injections and 4 weeks post any fillers before you book a patch test or session.
No anti-coagulant medication such as warfarin or blood thinners, any photo-sensitive medication such as the Pill, or St John's Wort. You will have to wait 8 weeks post taking any such medication as this will interfere with the laser treatments.
Please wait 3 months post pregnancy and breastfeeding. Periods, polycystic ovaries, menopause, and a hysterectomy, any hormonal changes can interfere with your treatments. Please get in touch.
Please contact us prior to booking a patch test if you have any medical conditions or hormonal changes that may interfere with laser treatments. We apologise if we refuse your treatments but your safety and wellness is our top priority.
Please come to your treatments calm, cool and relaxed. Your skin needs to be cool to avoid risk of burns.
Please come to your treatments wearing loose fitting clothes that allow your skin to breathe easily after treatment.
Laser treatments are unfortunately not completely pain-free! Tattoo removals are often described as an elastic band pinging against the skin with some heat. We will cool the area down before and after with different cooling methods.
White circles called frosting is often something you see in social media during the laser treatment. Please note this is not the tattoo instantly fading and only lasts a minute! This reaction is a positive response, a temporary release of plasma and gas. It shows your body is instantly getting to work to heal and remove the ink.
Photos will be taken prior and post treatment and only shared with you. We will not post them on social media without your permission.
No vigorous exercise and gyms for 24 hours after your treatment. Keep your skin calm, cool and relaxed.
If a skin patch or adhesive dressing has been placed over the treatment area, please take this off after 24hrs-48hrs. The transparent patch will not peel off like a plaster, you will need to stretch a corner away from itself to take it off.
Allow your skin to cool by applying aloe vera gel on the treatment area twice daily. Apply SPF30+ twice daily on treatment area regardless of whether you are in sunlight or not. If you cannot avoid direct sunlight, please apply SPF30+ hourly.
4 weeks no direct sunlight for 4 weeks post treatment to avoid burns and pigmentation changes. If this is unavoidable you will need to apply SPF30+ every hour.
24hrs no saunas, steam rooms, boiling hot showers and baths for 24-48hrs. Avoid steam from the oven and bbqs. Keep your skin calm, cool and relaxed.
Your treatment area may feel sore for up to 72hrs. You may have pinprick bleeding that has broken the skin or under the skin’s surface. Please keep applying aloe vera gel to the area.
You may experience temporary side effects such as redness, pinprick bleeding and swelling to the area from several hours up to 72 hours. Continue applying aloe vera gel and SPF30+ daily. If this continues or is excessive please contact us and your GP.
Areas of darker patches of skin may get darker for up to 7-10 days. Please continue applying aloe vera gel and SPF30+ daily.
Treatment area may itch and/or crust over and shed over 7-10 days. Please avoid scratching and picking the area, continue applying aloe vera gel and SPF30+ daily.
24hrs no creams, oils for 24 hours in the treatment areas. Avoid exfoliation methods until the area is fully calm and healed. Apply SPF30+ and aloe vera gel only.
Please contact us, your pharmacist, your GP and/or your dermatologist in the event that you suffer with any extreme reactions, redness, swelling or pigmentation changes. You may have some underlying medical condition that may prevent you from receiving any further laser treatments.
Please upload your progress photos and tag us in your social media! We look forward to seeing your positive progress pics. We will not share any photos without your permission.