Tattoo Removal By Laser

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Laser Tattoo Removal results vary based on the individual. The success of tattoo removal varies greatly depending on factors including tattoo removal aftercare. The following instructions are intended to be used as a guide to best practices. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. If you have any questions or concerns or have excessive pain or reaction, call to speak to our Laser Specialists or contact your  healthcare provider.

At Absolute Laser Tattoo Removal, we encourage our clients to adopt a healthy lifestyle to improve and speed up the tattoo removal process. Follow these tips to get the most out of your removal sessions.

Maximizing Your Results

  • Avoid: Hot showers, bath tubs, oceans, pools, spas, and heavy workouts for a few days after treatment.
  • Stay hydrated to help flush the ink – drink water regularly.

  • Refrain from tobacco use. Smoking slows down the removal of ink by 40%
  • Ice can be applied as needed but do not leave it on the treated area for more than a few minutes to avoid skin damage.

  • Take a multivitamin that contains Vitamin E to help boost your immune system and help with healing.

  • Always keep your tattoo out of the sun and use SPF 30 sunscreen. Avoid spray tanning for 2 weeks

  • Limit intense physical exercise for about 2-3 days after treatment

  • Be moderate with alcohol.

  • Apply Aquaphor twice daily throughout the whole process.

  • Elevate the treated area above the heart as much as possible. Especially for tattoos on the arm, lower leg, ankle, and feet.

  • Book your follow up appointment for 6-8 weeks.

  • Your body will need time to break down the ink so results may not be immediate. Waiting longer gives you better results as more ink will clear.

  • You cannot begin tattoo removal if you are pregnant or nursing.

Bandages After Treatment:

You will leave after your treatment with a gauze dressing, bandaid, or Tegaderm dressing on the treated area. You may shower with the Tegaderm dressing on. Do not scrub the treated area. Tegaderm dressing will start to come off in 7-10 days. Leave it alone until then. When the Tegaderm dressing comes off, start using Aquaphor 2 times a day until your next treatment. Aquaphor can be purchased at our office, grocery store, or pharmacy, or here. After the Tegaderm comes off, If there are no blisters or scabs, the treatment site does not need to be covered. If you have blisters or scabs cover the treated area with gauze to decrease risk of clothes rubbing on treated area. Continue using Aquaphor 2 times a day. The gauze dressing should be changed if it gets wet or dirty. Gauze can be purchased at any local pharmacy or grocery store.

Do not pick or remove scabs or crusts that develop during the healing process. This could cause infection and lead to scarring. Healing can take anywhere from 5 to 25 days (or more). Infections are rare, however, they can occur. The signs to look for are foul odor, fever, red streaks from area, yellow-green drainage, and heightened sensitivity. Call the office if you have any questions or suspect an infection. To prevent infections which can result in scarring, make sure that you clean the area with mild soap and water twice per day. Always make sure that you pat the area dry gently with a soft gauze. Never rub your skin because this can dislodge the scab that has formed, which can cause scarring. Avoid letting high pressure water from the shower hit the area that is healing because this has the same effect as rubbing. Feel free to call the office with any questions or concerns after treatment. We want to partner with you for the best result.

Laser Tattoo Removal Blister

Finally, after your Tegaderm bandage has come off, if coverage is still needed you can help prevent infections by making sure to change the bandage and dressing with each cleansing. If you develop blistering as a result of your treatment, resist the temptation to pop your blisters. That blister is forming a protective bubble around your skin that blocks out potentially harmful bacteria, and they should reduce naturally in less than five days. If your blister happens to pop on its own, immediately cover it with antibiotic ointment and a bandage.

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Please note your treatment site may exhibit different reactions after each treatment. The area treated may appear pink, red, or white.

The following signs and symptoms are normal after laser treatment:

  • The skin site may appear raised due to inflammation or remain unchanged.

  • Pinpoint bleeding, blistering, red, yellow, or clear discharge or swelling are common reactions to laser treatment. Bony areas such as ankles and wrists are more prone to blistering.

  • Over the counter antihistamines, such as Benadryl, can be taken to help itching.

  • Your symptoms should subside after a few days. Call the office to speak to the laser specialists with any questions or concerns.

After you complete your treatments, come to our office for a photo and receive $50 on us!

Candela’s revolutionary PicoWay Laser offers complete clearance of a full spectrum of ink colors on all skin types. Due to the PicoWay’s unique 4 wavelength system, even the most difficult colors such as yellow and green can be removed.

If you still have any questions, comments, or concerns. Please contact us today.

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