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When undergoing Laser tattoo treatments it is important to remember that:
  • It can take up to four weeks to see the results from your treatment.
  • Treatments must be completed no sooner than six weeks apart to maximise results.
  • Both the client and operator are required to wear protective eyewear designed to filter the specific wavelength generated by the laser, regular eyewear is not designed to do this.
  • The Zimmer Chiller System is used throughout the treatment to cool the area, this helps to ensure the treatment is as comfortable as possible.

 

HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR BEST YOU
At SILK we understand that no two clients are the same, your Treatment Plan has been tailored to treat your specific tattoo. Part of this process is a correct assessment of your tattoo including its colour, depth and location, along with correctly assessing your Skin Type.

 

Correct assessment of your tattoo is important because while most tattoos can be treated in 3-6 treatments, some tattoos will require more or less treatments:
  • Some colours, such as red, orange and yellow, will require additional treatments.
  • Tattoos where the ink is deeply set within the skin will also require additional treatments.
  • Amateur tattoos will often require less treatments than professional tattoos
  • Tattoos located in areas with poor blood flow may also require more treatments.

PREPARATION FOR LASER TATTOO REMOVAL
  • Do not expose the treatment area to the sun throughout your treatment plan.
  • Do not have any laser, Microhydrabrasion or other skin treatments in the area a minimum 2 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • Ensure that any fake tan, body moisturizer, makeup, deodorants or perfumes have been thoroughly removed as these can impact your results.
Do not apply numbing creams or gels to the area as use of these products can have a negative impact on your treatment results.

POST TREATMENT CARE

  • A dressing may be applied to the treatment area to prevent the area from rubbing on clothing; this dressing should be removed the night of your treatment.
  • It is recommended to wear loose clothing the day of your appointment and during the healing process.
  • SILK Soothing Gel must be applied for a minimum of 7 days post laser treatment, AM and PM, in place of any other moisturizer.
  • SPF must be applied to all treatment areas and sun exposure must be avoided at all times while undergoing treatments.
  • Avoid excessive physical activity, hot showers, pools, spas and saunas for up to 72 hours post treatment.
  • Icing the area for a minimum of 10mins every 30-40mins for the remainder of the day after your treatment will reduce the risk of blistering post treatment. Should a blister occur do not break the skin and allow it to heal naturally, any interference with the healing process can lead to scaring.

 

COMMON SHORT TERM SIDE EFFECTS:
Throughout the treatment your technician will monitor your skin’s response, below are some indications that are normal and can be a sign of an effective treatment. Please note that these indications can last up to 72 hours, should they extend pass this timeframe please contact your clinic.
  • Frosting of the tattoo ink directly after the treatment this will usually only last 30mins post treatment.
  • Erythema, or redness, to the treatment area.
  • Swelling of and around the treatment area.
  • Pinpoint bleeding to the treatment area.

 

POSSIBLE ADVERSE REACTIONS:
In most cases, if you follow our recommended guidelines potential adverse reactions can be avoided. However below are some of the common reactions that can occur:
  • Hyperpigmentation (darkening) or Hypopigmentation (lightening) of the skin in the treated area.
  • Herpes Simplex virus activation.
  • Histamine reaction for allergy sufferers, an antihistamine can be taken 1 hour prior to treatment.
  • Slight crusting of the skin and in very rare cases blistering.
  • Bruising is common post treatment however it is more likely to occur generally when a vascular condition is present or when blood thinners, i.e. Aspirin, Warfarin, Vitamin E, Fish or Krill Oil, are taken regularly.
  • Development of infection that, in very rare cases, can lead to scarring.
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