How to Baby Your Skin in Between Laser Tattoo Removal Appointments

Thanks to advanced laser tattoo removal treatments, you’re no longer stuck with ink you don’t absolutely love. While these treatments are relatively quick and easy, you do need to properly care for your skin afterward to speed up the healing process and avoid complications like scarring.Follow these four must-know tips for great laser tattoo removal aftercare.

1. Make Cold Compresses Your Friend

Within the first 24 hours after your laser tattoo removal session, you might experience some swelling and minor discomfort. Combat these effects by applying a cold compress for no more than 20 minutes at a time. Always place a towel or similar layer between your skin and the ice.

Skip hot showers, saunas and strenuous exercise directly after laser tattoo removal.

2. Keep It Clean

The treated area needs to stay clean and dry while it heals. Use an antibacterial soap to gently cleanse the area, then pat it dry. Your laser specialist may recommend applying an ointment like Aquaphor or Neosporin over the area while your skin heals.

3. Don’t Pick

If blisters or scabs form, resist the urge to pop or pick at them. Otherwise, you could end up with scarring, infection or other complications that would hinder your results.

4. Wear Sunscreen

Whenever possible, avoid sun exposure following your laser tattoo removal treatment. Apply sunscreen if you are going to be outdoors, even in the shade.

You should also avoid getting a tan or using self-tanners in between sessions, since the laser may pick up that pigment in your skin rather than the tattoo ink that it’s supposed to target.

 

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How to Baby Your Skin in Between Laser Tattoo Removal Appointments
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How to Baby Your Skin in Between Laser Tattoo Removal Appointments
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Have questions about laser tattoo removal aftercare? The skin specialists at Simply Smooth Laser Center in Tampa, Florida share some pointers.
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