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Things to Avoid Before Undergoing Laser Tattoo Removal


Laser treatment is the safest and most reliable non-invasive method of tattoo removal. The introduction of cutting-edge technology in laser treatment has lifted the tattoo that used to be attached to tattoo removal. Although the process takes a number of sessions to completely remove a tattoo, it gives permanent desired results. However, how you treat your tattoo before undergoing a laser tattoo removal process is crucial to the health of your skin. Here are a few things to avoid before you begin your treatment.

1. Stay Out of the Sun

Avoid going out in direct sunlight. UV rays from the sun boost the production of melanin and Vitamin-D, which can affect the way your body reacts to the laser treatment. Melanin, a pigment in the skin, soaks radiation and can cause the skin to burn or tan, and become sensitive. This can have an adverse effect on your skin when it comes into contact with light waves emitted by the laser, resulting in a failure to get the desired result.

2. Don’t Use Spray/Fake Tan

Avoid using a spray tan on your skin before laser treatment. Your skin absorbs toxins in the tan when you spray, and may react badly to laser treatment and even delay the process. In addition to spray tan, you should also avoid fake tan lotions. Both products increase the risk of complications such as blistering, burning, and hyper pigmentation.

3. Avoid Alternative Removal Methods

Once you have decided to go with the laser treatment method, avoid any other removal method including dermabrasion, TCA, salabrasion, cryosurgery, and excision. All the methods may interfere with the effectiveness and cost of laser treatment. The alternatives are also extremely painful and known to cause permanent scarring or skin deformation. Do not attempt any of these methods before or during the laser treatment in an attempt to speed up the process.

4. Don’t Take Antibiotics just Before the Process

Some antibiotics are known to interact negatively with laser treatment. Some antibiotics make your skin sensitive and are incompatible with laser treatments. If it is absolutely necessary to take the medicine, inform your technician clinician so they can help them you decide whether it is safe to proceed with laser tattoo removal.

Way Forward

Thinking of getting a tattoo removed? Taking care of your skin before a tattoo removal treatment is as important as the aftercare. Follow these guidelines before starting the treatment to prevent complications during and after the removal process. If you are looking for a qualified and certified laser tattoo removal in Melbourne or nearby areas, choose DRM Laser Tattoo Removal. DRM Laser uses state of the art medical equipment to remove unwanted tattoos with along with a reliable pain management as well. To learn more, call us at 0448 886 935 or drop an email at