Tattoo removal aftercare

The tattoo removal laser treatment may create a superficial burn wound. Some clients may experience bruising, light blistering or swelling. There is sometimes immediate whitening of the treated area, which usually lasts for several minutes (mainly first few sessions). Some clients could then develop blisters, crusts, or scabs within 12-72 hours, which may last for 1-2 weeks or more. The treated areas may be pink or pale after the scab separates. Loss of skin pigment in the treated area is common, and is usually temporary. Healing is usually complete by 6-8 weeks.

  • Keep the treated area clean and dry while it is healing. Clean the area gently with soap and water and then gently pat the area dry. You may apply a thin coating of aloe vera gel or Savlon up to twice a day while the area is healing. Only use Aloe Vera products that are over 90% aloe vera and don’t have alcohol as their main ingredient.
  • You may apply cool compresses as necessary for 24 hours after the laser treatment to help reduce discomfort and inflammation. Avoid aspirin (it can increase the risk of bruising and/or bleeding.)
  • Do not pick at the scab or allow the skin to become scraped, as this may result in infection and scarring. Shaving should be avoided in the treated area until it is completely healed.
  • Do not wear makeup or any cream or medication unless recommended by our studio for 48 hours.
  • Wear a sunblock with an SPF of 25 or higher over the area for 3 months following the treatment.
  • If the area looks infected (honey colored crusting and oozing or spreading redness), if you experience an unusual discomfort or bleeding, if any other complications develop, or if you have any questions or concerns, contact the studio immediately. Of course, if you have any extreme reaction (such as moderate to severe facial swelling, moderate to severe rash, any difficulty breathing, or you are in any distress) call 999 and go to the emergency department.

If you have any other questions, please give us a call on 0161 222 8433 and we can advise you on your aftercare.

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