Aftercare is an essential part of the tattoo removal process as it helps ensure the best possible results and prevents complications. Here are some general aftercare instructions for tattoo removal:
- Keep the treated area clean: Clean the treated area with mild soap and water twice a day. Pat dry gently with a clean towel or air dry.
- Avoid soaking: Avoid soaking the treated area in water for at least two weeks after each treatment. This includes baths, swimming pools, hot tubs, and saunas.
- Avoid sun exposure: Avoid exposing the treated area to direct sunlight for at least two weeks after each treatment. If you need to go outside, wear protective clothing and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF.
- Do not scratch or pick at the treated area: Do not scratch or pick at the treated area as this can cause scarring and delay the healing process.
- Apply ointment or cream as directed: Apply the ointment or cream prescribed by your tattoo removal specialist as directed to help soothe and protect the treated area.
- Monitor the area for signs of infection: Keep an eye out for signs of infection such as redness, swelling, warmth, or drainage. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your tattoo removal specialist immediately.
- Follow your specialist’s aftercare instructions: Your tattoo removal specialist may have specific instructions based on the type of laser used and the location of the tattoo. Follow these instructions carefully to ensure the best possible results.
Remember, tattoo removal is a gradual process, and it may take several treatments to achieve the desired results. By following these aftercare instructions, you can help ensure the best possible outcome and reduce the risk of complications.