What’s the First Step?
The first step on your Laser Tattoo Removal journey is to call our clinic in La Jolla to schedule a consultation. During the consultation, we assess your tattoo in detail to determine what type of treatment we will use, how long it will take, and how many sessions you will need in total. The consultation is also a great time for you to ask questions and share any concerns you may have. We promise to work with you to ensure you are comfortable and satisfied before beginning the process.
Once you have completed the consultation, our staff will help you book your first appointment, and schedule any additional sessions that you will need.
Before coming in for your first appointment, we advise you not to use any tanning lotions or spray tans. Avoid UV rays, as these can stimulate your production of vitamin D and will affect your skin’s melanin. This can increase your risks of hypopigmentation/lightening of the skin. If you’re taking antibiotics, it’s not a good time for a laser removal session. You need to wait 14 days after you finish your antibiotic phase before having a laser procedure to avoid side effects.
Don’t use any harsh treatments, such as depilatory creams for at least 1-2 weeks before your session. Also, take it easy on retinol, exfoliators, chemical peels, benzoyl peroxide, and the like.