Tattoo Removal Aftercare

We can remove your tattoo with the best laser available today, however, much of the success of any laser tattoo removal treatment relies on the patient.

First 48 hours: Keep the area bandaged and protected with a thin layer of antibiotic or healing ointment (Aquahor). Blistering is common after laser treatment and is a part of the natural healing process. Avoid popping the blisters. You may apply cool compresses as necessary after treatment to help reduce discomfort and inflammation. You may take regular Tylenol, but avoid aspirin and ibuprofen (as it can increase the risk of bruising or bleeding).
Avoid swimming, soaking, and sun exposure. Avoid wearing makeup or creams near the treated area for the first 48 hours after treatment. Clean the area gently with mild soap and water and pat dry.

Week 1: To prevent scarring, do not pick scabs that form. Avoid any activity (such as shaving) in the treated area that may cause scabs to be removed. Itching is very common due to the dehydrating effect of the laser. Keep the area moisturized.

Week 4:  Wear sunblock of SPF 25 or higher over the area until the entire tattoo removal treatment is completed. Healing is usually complete in about 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the patient’s aftercare compliance, immune system, and level of treatment.

Call us today to schedule your no-charge consultation to get started on your tattoo removal!

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Krystle Baylon As one of the Nurse Practitioners at Jazzi Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine I strive to provide personalized care and education to each patient. I believe that education is the key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Blogging is a way to educate not only our current patients at Jazzi but also everyone else.

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