You’ve been to our offices and we’ve started removing that tattoo regret at last! Now what? If you’re worried that you’re experiencing something abnormal, check out the tips below before running to your doctor. Believe it or not, some things are more normal than you might believe.
The Immediate Instructions
You must remove the bandage three hours after your treatment and expose your skin to the air. The air will help heal and dry the area that was exposed to the laser, which will prepare you for the next treatment. You can expect the swelling for 24-72 hours.
What to do days and weeks later:
Never fear: Blisters are normal and typically appear around eight hours after your laser tattoo removal session. Part of the healing process, blisters mean your immune system is trying to heal by removing the ink in your skin.
Don’t pick scabs, blisters, or crusts that form. Picking at the skin can result in scarring and, even worse, infection! Allow your skin to heal naturally, as tough as it might be.
Experiencing discomfort or inflammation after having laser tattoo removal? Starting 24 hours after the session, take Tylenol and use a cold compress.
After each session, protect the skin that received treatment with sunscreen for at least three months. Do not apply makeup or anything that might irritate the area that needs to heal, such as scented lotions.
You can shower two hours after your laser tattoo removal treatment. However, we strongly advise you not to allow high pulsating water hit the treated skin. Because of a risk of infection, we also recommend that you don’t swim or soak in a bath or hot tub until after your scabs and blisters have healed.
If you’re experiencing discomfort not mentioned above, be sure to contact us or visit your doctor immediately.