Tattoos are often thought of as permanent, but that is not always the case. There are tattoo removal services which allow customers to get rid of their ill-advised tattoos. It is important to know some of the aftercare tips to keep the site of the removed tattoo healthy and healing after the removal has been completed.
You need to bare in mind that laser removal creates a wound on the skin that is very similar to that of a burn mark on a person. You don’t want to end up not taking the proper steps to make sure this heals.
The Immediate Aftermath
Right after you have had your tattoo removal job done you will need to make sure to avoid certain things. Pool water, salt water, hot tubs, and sun exposure are all things that can make a tattoo removal situation a lot worse for your health. You cannot afford to take that kind of risk. Steer well clear of those types of things for a good while after you have had your tattoo removal job done.
The itching in the area that you have had this removal done may be rather intense for a while. A lot of people say that this is something that they experience after they have had a tattoo removed. At the same time, blisters and scabs may appear in the removal area. Do not give in to the temptation to pick at those scabs. This will only make the process worse for you and the healing time will take longer.
For up to three days after the removal job is completed you will still need to apply ointments to the area as well as keep it completely covered by bandages so as to avoid that direct exposure to the sunlight. You may use soap and water to clean over the bandages if you feel the need to do so. However, you will need to pat dry the area to avoid making it any worse.
A Few Days After That
Most people see improvements to the condition of their removal area in the span of about 5 to 10 days after the removal job has been done. It is still recommended that you stick to the script as far as keeping it treated at least for a while. The more that you can remain on task with your after removal care the more likely you are to come away with a more healthy situation.
Remember that direct sunlight is one of the most harmful things that a tattoo removal area can experience. Even for months after the removal you should be applying sunblock to that area to ensure that it does not take on any damage.
It is a lot of work to keep up with managing your tattoo removal aftercare, but it is well worth it. Sometimes we all make mistakes when it comes to the types of tattoos that we decide to get, but we can at least walk away from the removal knowing that we know how to take care of ourselves so as to avoid making the removal process any more difficult or painful than it absolutely has to be.