Not everyone is suitable for laser tattoo removal, and we carry out a full consultation to ensure you meet the criteria.

IMPORTANT - you cannot be treated if you are suntanned or have used a self tanning cream.

The increased melanin in your skin will make you liable to burns. Please stay out of the sun for at least 6 weeks prior to treatment. This is for your safety. The lightening of skin colour is more common following sun exposure.

Certain medical conditions and medications would make exposure to the laser treatment dangerous to you.

 

Patients that should NOT be treated:

 

  • Pregnancy, or a patient trying to become pregnant

  • Breast feeding

  • Chemotherapy within last 6 months

  • Users of Accutane or Tretinoin-Retin A within last 6 months for the treatment of acne or other dermatological conditions

  • Type I Diabetes

  • Bleeding Disorders

  • Anyone with an immune system disorder

  • Active Infections or inflammatory skin conditions at the treatment site

  • Tanned or sunburned skin in area of tattoo

  • Thrombocytopenia

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease

  • Anaemia

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis/Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Chronic Disease (Crohn’s Disease, IBD, etc.)

  • Renal Failure (Acute or Chronic)

  • Malignancy

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Epilepsy

  • Collagen Vascular Diseases

  • Users of St. John's Wort (herbal remedy) in the past 3 months

  • Waxing, plucking, sugaring or threading depilation treatment of the area in the previous 4~6 weeks 

  • Surgical metal pins or plates under tissue to be treated

  • Wearing a pacemaker

  • Taking any topical medication (e.g. hydrocortisone) or is wearing perfumes, deodorants, sun block, essential oils or other skin lotions (which could cause photosensitivity)

  • We are not registered to treat clients under 18 years of age.

  • New tattoos should wait a minimum of 3 months before removal is attempted