Tattoo Removal Aftercare Instructions
The tattoo removal laser treatment may create a superficial burn-like wound. Some clients may experience bruising or swelling if ice is not applied in the hours after the treatment. There is immediate whitening of the treated area, which usually lasts for several minutes. Many clients then develop mild blisters, crusts, or scabs within 12-72 hours, which may last for 1-2 weeks or more. The treated areas may be pink or pale after the scab separates. Loss of skin pigment in the treated area is not uncommon, but is usually temporary. Healing is usually complete by 4-6 weeks.
1. Keep the treated area clean and dry while it is healing. Clean the area gently with soap and water and then gently pat the area dry. You may apply a very thin coating of Bepanthen Cream 1-3 times a day while the area is healing for a couple weeks, then apply Bio Oil 2 times a day or more. Please ensure that your lasered area are completely healed before adding the Bio Oil to avoid loose of scab to early.
2. It is recommened to apply a cool compress (Ice) as necessary for 24 hours after the laser treatment to help reduce discomfort and inflammation, it really helps. You may take plain Parcetamol for swelling and relief. But try to avoid taking Aspirin, as it can increase the risk of bruising and/or bleeding.
3. Do not pick at the scab or allow the skin to become scraped, as this may result in infection and/or scarring. Shaving and makeup should be avoided in the treated area until it is completely healed and try to keep tight clothes from rubbing against the area for the first week. If you buy brand new cloths to wear while your healing your newly lasered tattoo, make sure to wash the garment before using it. As the chemicals from the making of the clothing can cause irritation and infections.
4. Do not use any creams or topical medications unless recommended by us for at least 1 week after your session to avoid problems with healing.
5. After initial healing it is in your best interest to wear white zinc paste only over the area for 3 months following the treatment when going in the sun. Sun block will not protect the lasered area as you still get a tan. Sun is your number one cause of scaring. Your skin is renewing itself and healing and if you go out in the sun it most likely going to cause scaring.
6. If the area looks infected (honey colored crusting and oozing or spreading redness), if you experience an unusual discomfort or bleeding, if any other complications develop, or if you have any questions or concerns, contact us immediately.
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