Laser Tattoo Removal Post Care

For the first 3 days after treatment, keep the treated area bandaged with sterile gauze and protected with a thin layer of antibiotic or healing ointment. After 3 days, keep the treated area clean and dry during the healing process. If necessary, clean the area gently with mild soap and water and pat dry.

Many clients then develop blisters, crusts, or scabs within 8 to 72 hours, which may last for 1 to 2 weeks or more. The treated areas may be pink or pale after the scab separates. Scarring, which can be hypertrophic or even keloid, can occur but is exceptionally rare. Reduced or excess skin pigment in the treated area can occur, and is temporary except in very rare cases. Healing is usually complete within 4 -6 weeks, although this may vary.

Minimize Sun Exposure

If you are considering, or already undergoing any type of laser treatments over the summer months, it is important to minimize tanning as much as possible.  Unprotected sun exposure can increase the risk of side effects such as skin discoloration, blistering and scarring.  It’s important that you provide  extra protection for your skin during the summer months using a good SPF 60 or above, and limit your sun exposure, especially to areas that are being treated.

Tattoo Removal Post-Care Tips:

 

Follow these simple suggestions, and you will have the best possible tattoo removal outcome!