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Laser Tattoo Removal After Care

After Your Laser Tattoo Removal Session: What to Do

If you’ve just had a laser tattoo removal session, here are some essential guidelines to ensure proper healing and minimize complications:

  1. Avoid Picking Scabs: If you develop blisters, resist the urge to pick at your scabs. It’s normal to experience blistering during the healing process.
  2. Sun Protection: Do not expose the treated area to direct sunlight while it’s healing. Sun exposure can hinder the recovery process and increase the risk of complications.
  3. Manage Swelling and Bruising: Expect some swelling, bruising, inflammation, and blistering after the session. You can apply ice to the area if necessary to help reduce swelling.
  4. Rest and Elevation: Elevate the treated area above your heart level to minimize swelling and discomfort. Adequate rest is crucial during this time.
  5. Keep the Area Moist: Do not let the treated area dry out. Apply Aquaphor or a recommended moisturizer regularly to keep it moist and promote healing.
  6. Avoid Irritants: Steer clear of irritants such as perfumed lotions or harsh soaps on the treated area.
  7. Sunscreen Protection: Apply SPF to the treated area if you plan to be outdoors. Protecting it from UV rays is essential to prevent complications.
  8. Address Itching: If itching occurs, you can apply a 1% hydrocortisone cream as directed.
  9. Avoid Heat and Sweat: Stay away from steam rooms, hot tubs, swimming, saunas, and strenuous exercise that leads to excessive sweating.
  10. Opt for Cooler Showers: Instead of hot showers, take cooler ones during the healing period to avoid irritation.
  11. Wear Loose Clothing: Choose loose-fitting clothing to prevent friction and irritation on the treated area.
  12. No Scratching or Picking: Above all, resist the temptation to scratch or pick at the treated area, as this can lead to complications and slow down the healing process.

Following these guidelines will help ensure a smoother and more successful recovery after your laser tattoo removal session.

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