The tattoo removal process can be more painful than the actual process of getting the tattoo on. Laser tattoo removal is can be followed by reddening of skin, a slight burning sensation and blistering. The removal process must therefore be met with the right aftercare tips for a quick and smooth recovery.
The treated area must be kept clean throughout the healing process. Gentle application of an antibacterial soap using warm water can help fight the chances of infection. The tattoo technician may also recommend a Medical Barrier Cream which must be applied 1-2 times a day until the tattoo has healed.
Blisters are a common part of the healing process and they often heal within 2 weeks. We always recommend refraining from popping the blisters and instead allowing them to pop on their own. After the blister has popped, we recommend using a Medical Barrier Cream to help with the healing process.
Taking a shower after 2-3 hours of the treatment is permitted. However care must be taken to ensure that no pressure is applied to the affected areas. Swimming pools, hot baths and saunas must be avoided for few weeks after the removal treatment.
The healing area of the skin must NOT be exposed to direct sunlight for a minimum of three months. The area must always be covered with appropriate clothing and a sun block lotion may be used after the blisters have healed.
Some individuals also experience an itching sensation around the treated area as the laser causes some amount of dehydration. Fidgeting with the skin can lead to permanent scars and therefore we recommend using a Medical Barrier Cream over the fading tattoo.