Laser tattoo removal is by far the safest and most reliable method of removing unwanted ink from your body. Aside from being the safest method, another appeal towards laser tattoo removal treatment is the precision and versatility of the method that allows any type of pigment to be removed.
Assuming that you’ve got your tattoo removed with the laser removal treatment, or maybe you’re currently in the process, it’s time to understand the aftercare tips that you should do after the treatment.
Feeling a bit of discomfort is normal after a laser tattoo removal treatment. We recommend applying a cold compress to the treated area for up to 24 hours after the treatment to help relieve any discomfort or inflammation. The pain is only temporary and should subside in a few days.
Avoid high-pressure showers
It is perfectly fine to shower after the laser tattoo removal treatment, as long as the water isn’t set to high pressure because this can cause pain in your skin due to the treatment. It would also be a good idea to wait until any blisters or scabs are healed or closed before taking a shower.
In certain situations, blistering and itchiness may occur in the treated area immediately after the laser removal treatment. This is perfectly normal, and it is your body’s own defense system of trying to heal. It is important in this process that you don’t scratch or pick at the blisters as this can lead to infection. Instead, apply an antibiotic ointment and place a bandage over the affected area to remind you not to scratch it.
Your skin will be relatively sensitive to UV after the laser removal treatment. Therefore, we highly recommend using a sunblock with a minimum SPF of 50 or higher. In fact, in general, it is always best to wear sunblock or sunscreen regardless, as UV rays are harmful to your skin and can cause all sorts of skin problems.
To conclude, we hope this article has proven useful for those of you planning to perform a laser tattoo removal, or are in the process of doing so. If you’re interested in the actual procedure, contact us directly at Rejuvie Aesthetic Clinic for a consultation session.