• A skin check is required prior to your treatment. Please bring a copy to your first appointment.

  • Avoid unprotected UV (sun) exposure for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to treatment. It is recommended you avoid unprotected UV exposure throughout the duration of your treatments.

  • Wear broad spectrum SPF30+ daily

  • Do not use fake tan on the proposed area for 2 weeks prior to your treatment

  • Discontinue using prescription vitamin A (Retrieve, Retin A, Steva A) or high strength over the counter retinol 5 days before your treatment unless advised otherwise.

  • Do not have any waxing done (or anything that causes trauma to the skin) 48-7 hours prior to your treatment.

 Please phone the clinic if any medication or lifestyle changes that may affect the treatments occur between each session, we can advise on the appropriate action.



  • Do not use any moisturisers or lotions, which are highly perfumed or contain active ingredients such as retinol, glycolic acids. Please use bland products during the healing phase or wait until your skin is no longer sensitive. Thereafter please use your prescribed skin care regime.
  • Wear broad spectrum SPF30+ daily and avoid unprotected UV (sun) exposure.

  • Apply cool compress to ease redness and discomfort however if the sensation is painful, similar to a burn, please call the clinic.

  • Avoid heat inducing activities and chlorinated water for 24-48 hours.

  • Do not pick or pull at any areas of the skin during the healing phase as this may increase your chances of infection resulting in a scar.

  • Do not have waxing done or anything that may cause trauma to the skin during the healing phase.

If you have any concerns with your treatment, please call the Cleanskin clinic immediately so we can advise on post care instructions.




  • Frosting (greying) of the tattoo ink, that is temporary and goes within 20 minutes or so of the treatment. Moderate to severe Erythema (redness), Oedema (swelling), heat and sensitivity.

  • Petechiae (small pinpoint spots of blood), purpura (bruising), crusting/scabbing of the tattoo ink that will naturally exfoliate with the skins cellular turnover. 

  • Fading of the tattoo ink beginning after 7 days

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