A Guide to Tattoo Removal Aftercare
Tattoo removal in Singapore is a straightforward outpatient treatment. However, following aftercare guidelines is critical for getting the most excellent results. Follow these laser tattoo removal aftercare instructions carefully to reduce the possibility of unwanted side effects.
After a laser removal treatment, patients should anticipate seeing blisters, crusts, or scabs form between 8 and 72 hours after the procedure. Scarring is extremely rare and frequently occurs due to a lack of care between treatments.
To ensure that your tattoo removal treatments go as swiftly as possible, here are some aftercare guidelines for you to follow to best preserve and heal your skin.
How Should I Care for My Skin After the Removal?
- Please use an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin. You must apply the ointment to your skin 3 times daily and cover your tattoo with a bandage for at least three days. You are protecting your injured and vulnerable skin from infection by doing so.
- After three days, you MUST remove the bandage and expose your skin to fresh air. The air will aid in the healing and drying of the laser-damaged region.
- Blisters should not be feared. 8 hours after your laser tattoo removal procedure, blisters may occur. Blisters are often kept for 4-6 days as part of the healing process.
- Picking the scabs, blisters, or crusts that appear after your laser tattoo removal procedure is not recommended. Picking at the skin is directly related to the possibility of scarring. Allow your skin to heal naturally for scabs and crusts to come off when they are ready.
- If you have any soreness or irritation after having a tattoo erased, take Tylenol and use an ice pack hourly for 5-10 minutes straight after your procedure.
- Wear sunscreen to protect the treated region of your skin for at least three months after each session. Apply no makeup or anything else that might aggravate the healing area. For example, scented lotions tend to irritate healing skin.
- You may shower two hours after having your tattoo removed. However, it is strongly suggested that you do not expose the newly treated skin to high-pulsing water. It is also advised not to swim, soak in a bath, or soak in a hot tub until the scabs and blisters have healed.
If you have any further discomfort, slight bruising, or tingling sensations akin to sunburn following your tattoo removal surgery, please get in touch with your clinic immediately or consult a doctor.
What To Expect During the Healing Process Following Laser Tattoo Removal?
During laser procedure, your skin will develop a frosted white tint known as frosting. Carbon dioxide production causes this due to laser penetration on the upper layer of the skin.
Your skin will probably begin to peel and blister a few hours after treatment, which generally takes 3 – 14 days to resolve. These side effects are perfectly natural and expected as your body attempts to recover itself rapidly by losing the injured outermost layer of skin.
Usually, after a few days, all bodily symptoms have faded. However, you’ll now have to wait for your body to fully dispose of the ink pigments, which generally takes 6-12 weeks. Only after that period may laser treatment be resumed.