Laser Tattoo Removal Aftercare: Top Tips for the Healing Proccess
Posted on : January 21, 2016 By : Wellness
Laser tattoo removal is a relatively simple procedure that is done over multiple sessions. The amount of sessions will depend on the tattoo size, location and colour, which is all done to ensure the very best results.
If you’ve recently undergone laser tattoo removal treatment or you’re considering getting a tattoo removed, it’s essential that you know how to take care of your skin whilst it’s healing.
Here are some expert tattoo removal aftercare tips to help you out – remember that the healing process takes time!
Keep The Treated Area Clean
After you’ve had laser removal treatment, it’s important to keep the area clean and dry. You’ll be given an ointment to apply up to 3 times a day, for the first 3-4 days. You should clean the area with antibacterial soap when needed and always pat the area dry
You can have a shower but it’s recommended to wait at least 2 hours after receiving tattoo removal. You should also avoid letting the water hit your treated area too hard – high pressure water is detrimental to the healing. Whilst showering is fine, you shouldn’t take a bath or swim – too much exposure to the water.
Don’t Pick at the Wounds
Don’t be alarmed if your treated area starts to scab or blister – this is completely normal. Whilst not everyone will experience this, it can be expected after tattoo removal. The area will be extremely itchy but please refrain from itching or irritating the skin. You shouldn’t pick at the scabs as this could lead to an infection. In the worse case it could also lead to scarring – so it’s essential that you leave it alone.
You should also avoid shaving as well until the area is fully healed – as you don’t want to risk cutting yourself and making it bleed. This should be around 5-10 days.
Avoid Using Anything That Will Irritate
During the healing process, you should avoid using anything that may irritate the area. This includes perfumes, makeup and body lotions. You should definitely avoid using deodorants for at least 48 hours. Speaking of the first 48 hours, you should also stick to lose and comfortable clothing – avoid restrictive clothing around the treated area.
Items such as fake tan should also be left alone until you are fully healed, as this can get into the wound and cause an infection. In fact, fake tan should be avoided for 6 weeks before the treatment and then for 6 weeks after.
If you’ve got an embarrassing or unwanted tattoo that you no longer want on your body, please don’t hesitate to contact us for information on our laser tattoo removal treatments. We understand that the removal of a tattoo can be a personal decision and we have an experienced and caring team who are well equipped to offer advice.
You can give us a call on (587) 332-6767 and a member of our team will be happy to help you out.
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