Laser tattoo removal is the most effective way to remove excess ink. Every year, more and more people receive laser treatment.
According to experts, approximately 11% of tattooed people will have their tattoos removed.
Most of our customers have asked many questions about the process itself. However, it is important to understand that when the ink disappears, the process does not end.
After each treatment, you must take good care of your skin. Proper aftercare can actually speed up the cleanup process.
Looking for tips on how to care for the healing skin. Read on for our complete guide to care after laser tattoo removal.
One. How to care for the skin immediately after treatment?
Tattoos can be removed from any part of the body, from toes to arms to eyebrows. No matter where it is on your skin, it is very important to pay close attention to this area, especially within a few days after treatment.
For the first three days, the area was covered with a layer of antibiotic healing ointment. Wrap it with sterile gauze. Do not apply any other creams or cosmetics to the treatment area for the first few days.
You can remove the bandage after three days, but keep the area as clean and dry as possible. You can also apply petroleum jelly, Aquaphor or hydrocortisone cream to moisturize during healing.
Vitamin E ointment is also helpful because it helps restore damaged skin cells.
Also, whenever you go out, you should wear sunscreen (SPF 25). Exposure is one of the worst things about the skin after laser removal.
Two. Can I take a shower after laser tattoo removal?
After removing the bandage, you can take a shower and clean the treatment area. However, you should avoid using high-pressure water. Clean the area gently with mild soap and pat dry.
Do not soak the area until it is fully healed. Avoid bathing, hot tubs, and swimming pools, as all of these increase the chance of infection.
Three. Keep your immune system strong during and after treatment.
The stronger your immune system, the faster your skin will heal. A healthy immune system can help your body repair wounds and fight infections.
You can take some key steps to see the results faster:
Drink more water. Keeping the body hydrated is the key to maintaining a strong immune system. It helps expel toxins and restore blood cells, which is the key to preventing infection.
Reduce alcohol consumption. Drinking too much alcohol can cause dehydration, which can slow the healing process. If possible, avoid alcohol altogether.
Don’t smoke. When you smoke, your immune system must work harder to remove pollutants. Your body will not be able to heal your skin. Non-smokers see better results and generally require less treatment.
Exercise Exercise can increase blood flow. Increasing blood flow actually helps break down ink particles in the skin. You should rest for a few days immediately after treatment for exercise. But once your skin is crusted, physical activity can help with the tattoo removal process. Four. You must avoid two things.
If you want to see faster and more effective results, you must avoid two things.
#1 Don’t expose yourself to the sun.
After laser tattoo removal treatment, you need to keep the treatment area away from sunlight. If you get sunburned between treatments, you will have to postpone the next treatment until your skin returns to its normal color.
Four. Delaying treatment will prolong the process and it will take longer to see permanent results.
Not only does sunburn slow down the healing process, any degree of tanning will have the same effect. If you plan to spend any time in the sun, make sure to cover your skin with sunscreen and clothes or bandages.
#2 Don’t choose scabs or pop blisters.
Foaming and crusting are natural side effects of the healing process. It is easy to bounce on your skin. Avoid this situation at all costs.
Opening the wound not only increases the risk of infection, it also prolongs the healing process.
As long as there are scabs or blisters on your skin, don’t scrape that part. Using a razor may cause you to accidentally open the wound.
In order to achieve the best results, please let the scab fall off and let the blisters drain by themselves.
Five. How long does it take to remove the tattoo?
The total healing time after laser treatment is about 4 to 8 weeks. However, what you have done in the past few weeks will increase or decrease the healing process.
The healing time depends on the type of treatment, the strength of the immune system and the degree to which you follow the follow-up care plan.
Your post-processing is as important as the laser itself.
For example, as long as you stay hydrated enough to keep your immune system healthy, you can speed up this process in a few weeks.
By protecting your wound, you will avoid cracking and crusting, which will help it heal without interference.
Depending on your skin tone and skin condition, most patients need 5 to 8 laser treatments to see the effect. These treatments are usually separated by about 6 weeks.
Some people see the results faster. Some people may need more treatment. Consult your technician before you start so you know what will happen.
After treatment, please ask your technician how to care for your tattoo. They will provide you with follow-up care skills to ensure that your skin heals safely as soon as possible.
Keep your immune system strong, protect your skin from the sun, and let the scabs heal on their own. If you do not follow these instructions, you may cause unnecessary damage to your skin, postpone your next treatment and prolong the course of treatment.