Is it OK to get a tattoo removed while on my menstrual cycle?
Technically speaking, being on your period will not have an affect on your tattoo removal treatment, nor will your treatment have an affect on your removal. Head of studio at NAAMA, Melina, reassures us. “It’s completely safe to book in while you’re on your period.” But if you are feeling a bit more sensitive to pain while menstruating, there’s a few things you can do.
To help ease any discomfort, Melina recommends asking during your treatment for:
1. Cold air
“Here at NAAMA, we apply cold air to the skin during your treatment alongside the laser, freezing it to -30C to counteract any potential discomfort,” says Melina. The cold air is a great numbing agent alongside the laser, without interfering with the laser’s energy.
2. Ice packs
Use before your treatment to help numb the area. Apply after your removal if any discomfort arises on your way home.
3. To go at your pace
Let your consultant know if you're feeling more sensitive to pain lately, and ask them to go at your pace. They can easily stop and start up again with the laser so it's much more manageable.