Laser Tattoo Removal Aftercare Instructions

Following the simple but important aftercare instructions are key to achieving the very best result from your laser removal experience.  

Simply follow these laser tattoo removal aftercare instructions to help you minimise any risk of side effects.

After receiving a laser removal treatment, it’s normal to see small blisters, crusts or scabs begin to develop between eight and 72 hours afterwards. It is extremely rare for scarring to occur and is usually only a problem if after care advice isn’t followed.

To ensure that your tattoo removal sessions are moving along quickly, our laser tattoo removal clinic has some aftercare tips that you should take into consideration to best protect and heal your skin and provide the very best result.

Please bring an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment like Neosporin with you to your first appointment so we can explain just how it should be applied after treatment.

It is important that you apply the ointment to your skin three times a day and to keep your tattoo covered with a bandage for at least three days. By doing this, you are protecting your skin from any potential risk of infection. After three days, you MUST remove the bandage and expose your skin to the air. The air will help heal and dry out the area exposed to the laser and prepare you for the next treatment. If you do experience scabbing, you can expect it to be present for up to two weeks. We know the scabbing is not pretty and you may want to hide the area and keep it bandaged, but it is best to keep the area exposed after the first three days of treatment as this will speed up healing and the end result.

Do not be alarmed by blisters. Blisters can appear eight hours after your laser tattoo removal treatment. If blisters are part of your normal healing process, they will only last between 4-6 days.

Don’t be tempted to pick the scabs, blisters, or crusts that form after your laser tattoo removal treatment. Picking at the skin directly relates to any scarring that may occur. Allow your skin to heal naturally and for the scabs or crusts to fall off when they are ready. Peeling off scabs that are not ready to be removed can result in infection, scarring, or even pigment discoloration of your skin.

If you are experiencing any type OF discomfort or inflammation after having a tattoo removed you can take a painkiller such as paracetamol and also apply an ice pack hourly for 5-10 minutes directly after your treatment.

Wear sunblock to protect the area of your skin that has been treated for at least three months after each session.

Do not apply make-up or anything that may irritate the healing area after treatment and while skin heals. Scented lotions tend to irritate healing skin.

You may shower two hours after receiving tattoo removal. However, it is strongly advised that you do not allow high pulsating water to hit the newly treated skin. Avoid swimming, soaking in a  hot bath, hot tub or sauna until scabs and blisters are healed. It’s important to minimise risk of any infection that could cause scarring and effect the very best result you’re your experience.

If you are experiencing any other discomfort than what’s listed above which could also including mild bruising or a tingling sensation that feels like mild sunburn after your tattoo removal procedure,  it’s essential you contact our clinic or your local GP.

The team at Omega Laser Aesthetics are all experts and here to help, so do please contact us if you have any questions on our dedicated line. xxxxx