Proper skin care after the laser tattoo removal process is no less important than the removal itself. You can achieve optimal treatment results by taking good care of your skin.
In order to ensure a quick recovery between sessions, it is important to follow your aftercare instructions. Here are some basic aftercare tips for your convenience and for achieving the best laser tattoo removal results.
What to do:
- Keep a waterproof dressing with gauze and ointment from your clinician on for a minimum of 4 hours post-treatment;
- for the next few days reapply your ointment with a bandage as instructed by your clinician;
- change the dressing daily;
- apply your gel and healing balm;
- apply SPF50 sunscreen every day to protect the treated area after the tattoo has completely healed, even if clothing covers the treated area;
- massage the treated area a few minutes daily after treated area has healed, it helps ink absorb;
- keep the treated area clean and dry;
- if you do blister, continue to apply your ointment until the blister has popped naturally;
- clean the area with antibacterial soap and then pat the area dry;
- drink lots of wate
What to avoid:
- For the first day avoid any exercise or strenuous physical activity;
- picking and or rubbing the area;
- shaving treated areas unless the skin is healed;
- hot tubs, showers, saunas, pools and salt water unless the skin has healed completely;
- applying any exfoliating or harsh skincare products to the area;
- applying makeup or any potentially irritating product on treated skin while it heals;
- try to avoid soaking the tattoo area especially high-pressure water hitting the treated area, until it’s fully healed when you are showering;
- active tan and bronzers;
- aspirin, ibuprofen, and other medications that may cause bruising and bleeding;
- exposing the area to direct sunlight.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will help boost your immune system and speed up the healing process.Consequently, if you stick to these simple tips, your skin will heal faster and you will be happy to see it as it is.