Informed Consent for Laser Tattoo Removal

 We believe in health literacy, we want you fully informed, so before your Laser treatment we go through the risks with each client.
The silliest question is the one you don't ask

As a client you have the right to be informed about your treatment so that you may make the decision whether to proceed for laser tattoo removal or decline after knowing the risks involved. 

This disclosure is to help to inform you prior to your consent for treatment about the risks, side effects and possible complications related to laser tattoo removal:
                 The following problems may occur with the tattoo removal process, we do everything possible to reduce risk factors.
Do look at the before and after photos they will give you the confidence to go ahead 

While we have listed all the worst possible risks, a normal treatment will usually only cause mild  pain, swelling, redness, bruising, sometimes blistering,
and rarely a little bleeding


You will be required to fill out a health and medication form so our Registered Nurse can access and identify any risk factors before you start treatment
All laser treatments are done by our Registered Nurse
  1. The possible risks of the procedure include but are not limited to pain, swelling, redness, bruising, blistering, crusting/scab formation, ingrown hairs, infection, and unforeseen complications which can last up to many months, years or permanently.
  1. There is a risk of scarring.  Scarring happens but is uncommon.  Scarring can be permanent.
  1. Short term effects may include reddening, mild burning, temporary bruising or blistering.    A brownish/red darkening of the skin (known as hyperpigmention) or lightening of the skin (known as hypopigmentation) may occur at times up to 3-6 months, years or permanently following treatment.  Loss of freckles or pigmented lesions can occur. 
  1. Textual changes in the skin can occur and can be permanent. 
  1. Infection: Although infection following treatment is very rare, bacterial, fungal and viral infections can occur.  Should any type of skin infection occur, additional treatments or medical antibiotics may be necessary. 
  1. Bleeding: Pinpoint bleeding is rare but can occur following treatment procedures.  Please follow the basic after-care instructions to prevent the risk   of infection.
  1. Allergic Reactions: Upon dissemination, the pigments can induce a severe allergic reaction that can occur with each successive treatment.  This may occur if you are allergic to the ink in your tattoo, or to the topical Golden Skin Cream applied after the laser procedure. 
  1. I understand that exposure of my eyes to light could harm my vision. I must keep the eye protection goggles on at all times.
            9.  Compliance with the aftercare guidelines is crucial for healing, prevention of scarring, and hyper-pigmentation
If you are unsure or having problems please ring or come in and see our Registered Nurse for advice