Aftercare Advice for Tattoo Removal Procedures
At Emerge Medical & Well Spa, we offer many exceptional services to our clients, one of which is laser treatment tattoo removal. Tattoos can be a beautiful and artistic way to express yourself and show the world who you are. However, from time to time mistakes are made, tattoos become outdated, and romances end. When this happens, don’t resign yourself to living with an unwanted tattoo, look to Emerge Medical & Well Spa for the perfect solution.
We are proud to offer PicoWay laser treatment, which uses a novel picosecond technology to quickly and safely deliver tiny blasts of light particles to the inked area. The energy in these lasers targets only the tattoo ink, not the sensitive skin around it, and requires far fewer applications than a typical laser removal service. Following the procedure, we give each client detailed instructions on how to care for the treatment area.
Directly After Laser Treatment
The first three days following your tattoo removal will be the most tender. The area should be kept clean and bandaged with gauze and medical tape. A thin layer of moisturizing antibiotic ointment will help prevent scarring and speed healing.
You shouldn’t wash the area during this three day healing process. Once healed, use a non-abrasive scent-free skin cleanser for skin care. Be sure that you avoid scrubbing the area as this could cause irritation.
Pain and Blisters Following Tattoo Removal
A little pain is normal after tattoo removal, and it can be treated with ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Don’t panic if you notice the lasered region of skin beginning to blister. Blisters are a common side effect of laser treatment, although the PicoWay laser system is more gentle than traditional lasers. Blisters will eventually break and drain, and the area will begin to feel better.
For three months after your tattoo removal, you should apply a generous dose of sunscreen before heading out into the sun. The laser treated portion of your skin will be sensitive to UV rays and more likely to be damaged by direct sunlight. During this time, continue to avoid scented moisturizers and creams to ensure optimal healing.
Healing For Good
By following these aftercare instructions, you can ensure that your tattoo removal area should be completely healed within 4-8 weeks after your treatment. Reach out to us if you notice problems with healing, including discoloration, bleeding or continued pain.
For a closer look at laser treatment and tattoo removal at Emerge Medical & Well Spa, visit our official PicoWay web page. You can also call our team here in Tulsa; our professional medical spa staff are always happy to meet new clients and answer any of your questions.