Before & After Care Advice
Laser Hair Removal
Prior to each session, please follow the steps below to ensure the best outcomes for your treatment. It may not be possible to provide laser unless this is done.
Please shave 12 – 24 hours prior to treatment.
DO NOT epilate, wax, or tweeze prior or during your treatments.
Do not wear perfumes, deodorants, makeup, or body oils / butter before treatment.
Do not come to the appointment with fake tan or with a significant tan from UV light within 4 weeks of your appointment as this could affect your treatment.
Avoid the use of sunbeds 4 weeks prior to treatment and throughout treatment process.
If you have Botox in the treatment area, you must wait 4 weeks before treatment can commence.
Do not take pain killers before treatment as this can occasionally increase the risk of bruising.
Please attend all scheduled laser sessions – failure to do so may affect the hair cycle process and can result in additional treatments.
Please wear loose fitting clothing.
If you are having your underarms treated, please come in a white / light coloured bra. (If you wear a darker one, it will need to be removed for your treatment.)
Inform the therapist of any changes to medications.
Apply aloe vera or tea tree soothing cream for up to 48 hours after treatment.
Apply SPF30 if you are in direct contact with the sun throughout the duration of treatments.
Avoid deodorants and perfumed products for 48 hours after treatment.
Avoid hot baths, showers, heat treatments, saunas, stream rooms, swimming pools and hot tubs for 24 hours after each treatment.
Exfoliate in the shower using an exfoliating mitt or loofa 2 weeks after each treatment to help with the hair shredding process.
DO NOT epilate, wax, or tweeze or use any other form of laser / IPL treatments in between appointments.
Do not use sunbeds, tanning products or be exposed to excessive UV light between treatments.
You must update your therapist on any changes to medication.
If you are planning to undergo an MRI scan, chemical peel – please inform your doctor that you have had laser treatments.
It is essential that the aftercare advice is strictly adhered to as the clinic can not be held responsible for any adverse effects that may occur if not followed.
Laser Tattoo Removal
Avoid exposure to sunlight and sun-beds for at least 6 weeks.
If the tattooed area is covered by hair, please shave the area 1 day before treatment.
Do not apply any self-tanning products for 1 week prior to treatment.
Do not apply and moisturising creams to the area.
On the day of your treatment ensure that your tattoo is free of make-up, moisturiser, lotions, deodorant and oil.
48HRS AFTER TREATMENT
Avoid restrictive clothing or excessive friction of the treated area.
Avoid contact sports or any other activity that puts you at risk of causing trauma to the treated area.
Avoid applying creams, moisturisers, make up, perfume or body lotions to the treated area.
Avoid hot baths or getting the area wet.
Avoid heat treatments such as saunas and steam rooms as well as Jacuzzis.
Avoid going swimming as chemicals in the water may cause a skin reaction and water will slow the healing process.
Wash the area gently with soap and water but do not soak.
Do not shave the treated area.
Do not rub or scratch the treated area.
Do not lie in the sun or use a sun-bed as this activates the melanin in the skin and can lead to pigmentation marks.
If the area treated feels tender or warm:
Apply cold compresses of ice, or a pack of peas from the freezer wrapped in a clean cloth.
Do not apply ice directly onto the skin as this can burn.
Do not apply any creams/lotions to the area other than that recommended by your laser operator.
We recommend you continue to follow the instructions above until you feel confident that the treated are has healed sufficiently; i.e. the blistering has subsided.
Blistering is normal and a sign you’re body is healing
Blisters are a normal reaction and will heal without intervention in 5-7 days.
If they are very large and in the way, these blisters may be punctured using a sterile needle to drain some of the fluid. Do not remove the blister skin as this will be a barrier to help protect and heal the skin. Keep the blister covered until healed to avoid infection.
If you are unsure in any case, please do not hesitate to call us on the number below for a professional opinion. By following this before and after treatment advice you should expect to see and feel a greater laser tattoo removal satisfaction.
Clients should notify the clinic of any change in medical conditions, medication or pregnancy.