How to take care of your skin after laser tattoo removal
Everyone loves tattoos but sometimes, when we’re young, bad decisions are bound to be made. Luckily, today’s technology promises to correct those mistakes by safely removing the tattoos with laser treatments. So, if you have decided to remove the some what childish mistake you have to know how to properly take care of your skin after the tattoo has been removed.
Right after the laser removal, your expert will probably provide an antibiotic ointment for you to apply. It is essential to use this ointment three times a day and keep that area of the skin covered with a bandage for three days. This will prevent your weak and damaged skin from infections, and after those three days you have to remove the bandage and let the skin breathe. Both antibiotic ointment and air will help your skin recover faster – they will dry out the exposed area and prepare you for the next appointment.
Besides the antibiotic ointment, the expert will provide you with the ice compress as well. Cooling down the treated area of your skin is a must since it helps alleviate the heat from the skin and it further prevents blistering. However, don’t leave the ice on that area of your skin for more than five minutes at a time. Also, you can use a natural Aloe Vera gel which can cool the treated skin down and also prevent blisters.
The treated area of your skin has to be moisturised after each session. Moisturisers are essential because they will promote healing and prevent your skin from itching and irritation. Some of the best ointments that can moisturise and protect your skin include antibiotic ointments, such as Neosporin, healing ointment Aquaphor or Aloe Vera gel. It is also essential to apply moisturisers three to four times a day for the first three days after the laser tattoo removal.
In order for the treated area of your skin to heal and recover properly, you have to minimize the physical activity after each treatment. Avoid exercising or any other activity that makes you sweat. The reason behind this is that physical activity reduces the blood flow to the affected area which will slow the healing process down. Also, stay away from hot showers or any harsh body washes and soaps in order to keep your skin from irritating.
One of the most important things to remember is not to scratch or pick the treated area of your skin. Don’t touch the blisters, crusts or scabs and let them fall off and heal on their own. Some itching and slight irritation are bound to occur, because that’s the natural process of healing, but don’t touch that area. Picking and peeling crusts and scabs will lead to scarring. Also, if you peel scabs before they are ready to fall off you may cause infection or pigment discoloring. However, if it happens that you accidentally scratch the affected area or some irregularities and major irritations occur, you should immediately consult with your appointed professional for laser tattoo removal in Sydney. They will provide you with the best advice on what to do next.
Since your skin will be weak after the treatment, it is more prone to being damaged by the sun. Thus, it is essential to apply sunscreen on the affected area for at least three months after each session. What is more, you should avoid using makeup or any other harsh product that could irritate that area of your skin.
You never know if you will regret some of the decision you made in the past. However, tattoos are easily removed today, but the treated skin will need proper care. Make sure to consult with your doctor, listen to their advice and take good care of your skin.