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Laser Tattoo Removal Aftercare

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At Pulse Light Clinic we treat approximately 200 clients a week for laser tattoo removal and with all treatments there comes preparation and healing time. A strong immune system is a key factor to help your body break down the ink particles during laser tattoo removal. Staying active and drinking will help stimulate the lymphatic and vascular system to further assist the ink to pass through the bloodstream and out of the skin.

Although there are a few things to be aware of before having a laser tattoo removal treatment like sun exposure and numbing cream here are some of our top tips for post-treatment and a speedy removal process:

– Keep the area covered for a minimum of 48 hours to keep any foreign particles away from the healing area
– Keep water away from the area after laser tattoo removal
– Apply vaseline or bio-oil after
– Avoid any friction on the area for 48 hours

You can find more laser tattoo removal aftercare information here.

The healing process can vary from person to person and depending on how much you look after the skin post-treatment, an 8-week gap is recommended to allow the skin to heal and start breaking down the ink particles some common side effects you might experience could include the following:

Itching means that your body has begun to break the skin back into place and preparing the healing process. Itching can also be down to dry and dehydrated skin as the laser light involves heat and can absorb the skin’s moisture. You must avoid scratching the area and instead opt for a moisturiser or speak to your practitioner for some options.

Blisters can appear during the tattoo removal healing process and you can expect to experience this at least once during the process. The heat from the laser causes this as the surrounding blood vessels begin to break and result in superficial blisters that can film up with water but it means the healing is started! You should avoid popping these blisters as they are there to protect your skin from infection, your practitioner will advise you on what to apply and limit touching the area.

Laser tattoo removal is not always risk-free and it does come with side effects to keep in mind. If you follow the laser tattoo removal aftercare tips and recommendations from your practitioner it will help for a speedier recovery and the best tattoo removal results.