There are several medications and medical conditions that mean laser tattoo removal may not be suitable for you. This is why a full consultation including medical history is vital prior to the commencement of any treatment(s). It goes without saying that any changes to your health etc after this initial consult should also be brought to the attention of the person/clinic you are seeing.
Sometimes it is still possible to proceed with caution, almost without exception subject to a letter from a suitably qualified medical practitioner confirming that laser tattoo removal may go ahead e.g diabetes
Most absolute contraindications involve conditions (or medications to treat) that undermine or suppress the immune system, as ultimately it is the immune system that plays the major role in determining how successful your result will be. Also any medication that causes increased photosensitivity will rule out laser treatments as this may result in unwanted adverse reactions. This includes herbal medications such as St Johns Wort (you need to stop taking such medications for several weeks prior to beginning laser treatments). Finally serious bleeding disorders and skin problems are obviously absolute contraindications e.g vitiligo and/or keloid scarring.
Sometimes a client may have an undiagnosed condition and here at Original Laser Studio we remain vigilant to unexpected adverse reactions at all times. There are little known disorders such as Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (affects bleeding) and Hypermobility Syndrome (can affect connective tissues and skin) that might cause adverse or unexpected reactions to laser treatments. Many people have these conditions without ever being aware.
Finally any implants/metal plates/pacemakers directly under the site of an unwanted tattoo rule out laser treatments. This is because the implants may absorb the laser energy and consequently suffer damage. No treatment should ever be carried out directly over any sort of implant.