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Tattoo Removal After Care
Please follow these instructions for the best results for your laser tattoo removal treatments:
If the area feels hot or swollen, the use of ice packs or aloe vera gel can improve your comfort and reduce erythema and swelling.
Mild swelling, redness, and tenderness are normal for up to one week.
Over the following days blisters may form followed by a scab or thin crust. Any scabs or crusting should be allowed to fall off on their own. The underlying skin will remain red for a few days to several weeks.
If pin-point bleeding has occurred, the area can be covered with a paraffin gauze dressing to avoid contact with clothing. Crusting may develop after a few days and this should be left to heal naturally.
If blistering or crusting occurs, do not pick or scratch the treated area as this could result in scar tissue formation.
Protect your skin from the sun for the first 2 weeks following treatment. Use sunblock of at least SPF30 strength for 8 weeks after treatment.
Keep the area clean and dry. Do not use any lotions or creams on open skin as this may increase the risk of infection.
Showering/bathing is permitted after 24 hours. Gently pat the area dry; do not rub with a towel or washcloth as this may disrupt the crusting/scabbing process.
Do not apply make-up until all treated areas are dry and healed.
Skin can develop temporary lightening (hypo-pigmentation) or darkening (hyper-pigmentation) after laser treatment. Darkening can be worsened with sun exposure. Lightening usually occurs after multiple treatments. Pigmentary changes can last 2-6 months, although in a small percentage of people, the change may be permanent.
If the treatment area shows signs of infection, i.e:- profound redness, pus, swelling or tenderness, medical attention must be sought immediately.
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