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Tattoo Removal Aftercare

tattoo removal aftercareAfter laser tattoo removal, it is very important to have a proper aftercare. A proper aftercare is necessary to prevent infection, skin texture and color change. It also assure the best results.

Laser Tattoo removal aftercare

  • Cool compresses will reduce discomfort and inflammation. You can apply ice pack as necessary for 24 hours after the treatment.
  • You may also take Tylenol to reduce pain or burning sensation and control inflammation as well.

Avoid Aspirin as it can increase the risk of bruising and/or bleeding.

  • Keep the treated area clean and dry while it is healing.

Blisters, crusts, or scabs 8-72 hours post treatment is normal and many patients show this reaction. Those reactions may last for 1-2 weeks.

We strongly recommend that NOT to pick the scab or allow the skin to become scraped as this may result in infection and/or scarring.

DO NOT shave this area until it is completely healed.

You can take shower as usual. however, avoid high pressure water hitting the treated area. Baths, hot tubs, swimming pools or any form of soaking are not recommended until all blistering and scabbing are completely healed as they may increase the risk of infection.

Exercise is generally safe after treatment, taking into account the other aftercare instructions provided here.

Itching is very common after laser tattoo removal. There are several topical medications you may apply on the treated area in order to calm itching sensation. Aquaphor, Antihistamine topical cream, Hydrocortisone topical cream and vitamin E ointment can calm the itching on the treated area.

Healing is usually complete within 4 weeks. During this period of time, the treated area may appear pink or pale after the scab separates.

If the area looks infected (honey colored crusting, oozing or spreading of redness), if you experience an unusual discomfort or bleeding, if any other complications develop, or if you have any questions or concerns, call Angel Gloss Cosmetic Centre during normal business hours.