Here are some important pieces of information about post-treatment of laser treatment. Be sure to follow the recommended steps for the best results.
Keep in mind that, like the laser tattoo removal process itself, the healing process varies from person to person. However, for most people, this area may be elevated, reddened, and swollen after laser treatment. It may feel like a sunburn. The affected area may have a feeling of pulsation as if your skin had its own heartbeat. The area will feel warm or touch hot. These feelings are the effect of the laser and the natural reaction of your body to it, indicating that the ink decomposition process in your tattoo has begun.
Here are some other important steps you should take as part of the follow-up care for laser tattoo removal treatment:
1. Drink water as much as possible after receiving laser treatment.
You can take Advil as needed, but please do not take any aspirin.
3. Clean the area with antibacterial soap 2-3 times a day and pat dry.
4. Blisters are very common after laser treatment and are likely to occur within 8 to 72 hours. Use a sterile lancet to eject any blisters. When the blisters are ejected, a light yellow or red liquid is discharged. This is normal. After the blisters are ejected, apply hydrogen peroxide to the affected area. A typical refill of blisters will appear after popping up. Be prepared to repeat this process as needed. In addition to blisters, scarring, crusting, bruising and redness can occur. This is the normal part of the healing process.
5. Apply coconut oil to the area 2-3 times a day. Coconut oil is a natural antibacterial that keeps the area moisturized and helps it heal.
6. The first 3 to 7 days after treatment, the tattoo was bandaged on the go and in the surrounding environment. Keep the bandage only during the day and let it breathe overnight.
7. After Q Switched Laser Tattoo Removal treatment, accurate bleeding is common, which refers to tiny bleeding spots that look like needle tips. This bleeding can last up to 48 hours after treatment. When you have clear bleeding, you can expect to crust.
8. After the scar with the skin, the skin in the laser treated area may be pink or pale. Natural pigment loss may occur, but in most cases it is temporary. Healing usually takes place within 4 weeks, but may take longer.
9. It is very common to experience intense itching after treatment. About 5-7 days after treatment, the treatment area began to heal. It will start to itch and may be crusted. At this time, no bandage is required. However, continued use of coconut oil will help to itch.
10. For the first week after the laser, avoid exposing the laser treated area to extremely hot or cold water, a hot tub, a sauna, a steam bath or a swimming pool. This exposure may exacerbate the area or cause infection.
11. After exercise, you can, but please listen to your body. Do not exercise if you experience any unusual pain or discomfort during exercise.
12. You must use a zinc oxide sunscreen to protect the laser treatment area from sunlight. Do not expose your skin to sunlight for 10 days after treatment. You have to wait until the area is completely healed. Sun exposure can cause high/low pigmentation and other complications. If you are exposed to any sunlight in the laser area, use a zinc oxide sunscreen.