Laser Tattoo Removal Aftercare

laser tattoo removal aftercare


Taking Perfect Care of Your Body


Our laser tattoo removal aftercare tips offer the safest and most effective method for getting rid of unwanted ink. However, great results can only be achieved through proper aftercare. Our laser promises to do its job by breaking up the ink in your skin. Moreover, it is the patient’s responsibility to make sure their skin receives the care it needs to heal outside of our clinic. Proper aftercare prevents infection and serious unwanted side effects from occurring. Below are general guidelines on how to care for your skin after a laser session:


  1. Keep the treated area clean and dry. Lightly clean the area with soap and water, then pat dry. Cover the treated area with a bandage and antibiotic ointment the
    first three days following treatment. Change the bandage at least three times during that duration.
  2. Avoid any water activities that involve soaking the treated area. This includes baths, pools, hot tubs, swimming activities, etc. Showers can be taken as long as
    the treated area is not directly being hit by high-pressure water.
  3. Do not be alarmed by scabbing or blistering. These are very common side effects and are signs that your body is working to remove the ink from your skin. Allow these side effects to heal on their own.
  4. Picking or popping any scabs or blisters can lead to infection and more serious unwanted side effects like scarring. Apply an antibiotic ointment at least 24 hours after the scab or blister naturally falls off or pops on its own.
  5. One may experience temporary itchiness and swelling. Apply a cold compress or soothing ointment (Aquaphor or Vitamin E oil) to alleviate any discomfort.
  6. The patient may experience inflammation and slight discomfort. Additionally, Tylenol may be taken but patients should avoid taking aspirin. This minimizes the risks of bruising or bleeding.
  7. You should avoid excessive sun exposure and tanning activities to avoid skin discoloration. Apply a sunblock of SPF 25 or higher the first three months after the treatment site has completely healed.
  8. Patients with stronger immune systems have experienced faster fading. Daily exercise and increased water intake will help boost the immune system and
    increase blood flow to the treatment site.


You should contact our clinic immediately if unusual or more serious side effects are experienced even after following our laser tattoo removal aftercare guide.

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