Before Your Appointment

Preparing for your tattoo removal visit

InkAway asks all patients to follow these tips before coming in for an appointment. Doing so before each treatment will help you obtain the best possible results for your tattoo and skin.

  • Wear comfortable clothing to your appointment. We advise patients to wear loose fitting clothes that are not too constricting against the skin. This prevents your clothes from rubbing against the treated area after a session.
  • Make sure the treated area is clean before your appointment. Patients with thick hair on the treated area are advised to shave beforehand. If you plan on using a numbing cream or ointment before coming in, please let your laser technician know. Excess oils or ointments may take away from the success of your treatment.
  • Avoid any swimming plans or other activities that involve soaking your body in water. Proper aftercare includes keeping the treated area dry for at least 3 days following a treatment session. Soaking of any kind may lead to infection.

If you have any other questions or concerns before coming in for an appointment, don’t hesitate to ask.

We want you to be completely comfortable with the procedure before beginning treatment. Visit our FAQs page for answers to some of the most commonly asked patient questions.

You are also welcome to call our office and one of our knowledgeable laser technicians will be able to assist you.

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