Laser Tattoo Removal Aftercare
Whether you’ve already done it or just planning on laser tattoo removal, aftercare is just as important as the preparation for the procedure.
Stay away from the sun
Avoid exposure to the sun for the next 3-4 month after the procedure. It is also recommended to stay away from pools, tanning beds and any other form of tanning including creams and lotions.
Wear comfortable clothes
For the duration of the healing, it is better to wear something comfortable and loose, so the fabric doesn’t touch the irritated skin (or at least doesn’t cause chafing).
Avoid makeup/creams/lotions for the first 48 hours
You don’t want to make worse already existant irritation, therefore save your beauty products for some other day.
Apply cold compress when needed
Usually, you will need it only for the first day or two to reduce swelling, but you can continue applying the ice when needed.
Be careful with painkillers
Make sure you are not taking blood thinning medication such as Ibuprofen or Asprin. In case of a doubt talk to the pharmacist or your primary physician.
Be cautious with the showers
You may take showers as you normally would. Just try to avoid temperature changes and do not rub or scratch the treated area.
Do not touch the treated area
It will burn or peel, but the only smart solution is to stay strong and prevent yourself from damaging the skin. Give your skin rest and treat it gently.
In case of abnormal reactions on your skin (besides the redness and irritation), call your doctor immediately. Keep in mind that skin pigment color change is also possible. In order to ease the pain use the prescribed ointment for several days right after the procedure. Keep the treated area clean and dry.
To schedule your laser tattoo removal appointment call: (347) 385 1426
Infinity Laser Spa
866 Avenue of Americas, Second Floor