Comprehensive Guide to Laser Tattoo Removal Aftercare

Laser tattoo removal is a simple and effective outpatient treatment for removing tattoos. Thanks to advancements in medical-grade laser technology. The process is quick, safe, and affordable. It uses a high-intensity laser beam to smash tattoo pigments in the skin. So the treatment may cause some pain and discomfort. It is important to understand what’s involved in laser tattoo removal aftercare.


This blog post covers the aftercare tips one should be following after undergoing laser tattoo removal. The tips are to help protect your skin and ensure a smooth recovery.




What to Expect During the Healing Period after Laser Tattoo Removal?


Before knowing the tips, you should know some of the problems arising after laser tattoo removal and during the healing period.


  • The laser treatment's most obvious effect is a frosty white color in the treated region. It is because the laser penetration releases carbon dioxide.

  • You may notice that your skin starts to peel and blister a few hours after the laser treatment.


Steps To Take Care of Your Skin Right after Laser Tattoo Removal:

  • The treated skin area with laser tattoo removal is subject to infection for a few days. Use Neosporin or any over-the-counter (OTC) antibiotics, to avoid infection. Using ointment for at least three days post-treatment is also advisable. After these days remove the bandages and let the treated area have some exposure to air. Air helps accelerate the healing process and dry out the treated site. Scabbing is a common phenomenon in the case of laser tattoo removal. It will subside on its own in a week or two.

  • No matter how much you might be tempted to pick at your scabs, blisters, and crusts, resist this urge. Even doing so could leave you with a scar that'll last forever. Moreover, it can lead to infection and skin discoloration.

  • After you get the laser tattoo removal, your skin may experience itching or discomfort. To prevent further complications, take Tylenol or apply an ice pack to the treated area for 5-10 minutes every hour.

  • Sunblock is necessary for at least three months after every laser tattoo removal session. Keep in mind that the skin color and complexion of each patient are unique thus some areas are more vulnerable to sunburn than others. Avoid using makeup or cosmetic products which may irritate the treated area.

  • Avoid taking shower for the first few days after the laser tattoo removal treatment. After the bandage is removed you can take bath but still avoid high pressure and hot water. 
  • The only discomfort you may feel after laser tattoo removal is a tingling sensation like a sunburn. It is not serious, but if the pain becomes more severe or lasts longer than 24 hours, please contact your dermatologist immediately.


What are the possible side effects?


There are minimal side effects of laser tattoo removal if you are visiting a professional and experienced practitioner. But still, consider the following side effects before undergoing the treatment:


  • The tattoo removal area is vulnerable to infections.

  • There is a slim chance of treatment leaving a permanent scar. Some scars develop after 3-6 months of the procedure. 

  •  There is a possibility of skin discoloration. The treated part becomes lighter or darker. 

  • After the initial treatment session, cosmetic tattoos like eyeliner, lip liner, and eyebrows may become dark. 


Keep your Immune System Strong to Get Rid Of Tattoo Ink Pigments Fast:


Breaking up and smashing the tattoo ink is only one aspect of the laser tattoo removal procedure. The second and vital aspect is getting rid of those tiny pigments in your body. For this, ensure your immune system is strong enough to lead the broken ink particles out of the body.


Following are some steps to boost your immune system for the swift removal of tattoo ink.


Stay on Top of Your Daily Fitness Routine:

Exercising daily strengthens your immune system. In turn, a strong immune system produces cells that fight foreign bodies like tattoo ink particles. Walking for an hour or working out every day speeds up your healing process. 


Get a Good Night's Sleep:


Sleeping less harms your body's ability to fight bacterial attacks. Health experts advise a good seven hours of sleep at night. 

Scheduling a good night's sleep is an important step towards a healthy life. Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and screen time before bedtime. 


Increase your Water Intake:


Water intake accelerates the tattoo removal healing process. It keeps the body hydrated, thus boosting the immune system.

Final Thoughts:


If you searching for laser tattoo removal treatment in Dubai. Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic is the best option for you if you want to undergo laser tattoo removal treatment. Being the pioneer of cosmetic surgery services in the Middle East region, we have earned the status of the best Laser Tattoo Removal clinic in Dubai.


Our expert plastic surgeons consist of some big names that possess extensive experience and have worked internationally. They are determined to provide the best results and assist you in achieving a sculpted body. We offer state-of-the-art facilities to our patients and emphasize patient safety.

Publicado en Health en diciembre 05 at 03:28
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