Pre and Post Treatment CareLaser Tattoo Removal
Meticulous wound care is crucial after skin resurfacing; below are the Elite Medical Skin & Laser Center recommendations for follow-up.
After your Laser Tattoo treatment, please observe the following:
- Mild to Moderate discomfort, with red or sunburned skin for the first 12-48 hours.
- Pixel texture and skin flaking will occur for the first 3-5 days post treatment.
- Full recovery in 5-7 days.
- On day 4 if skin is no longer irritated, you may start wearing light makeup… apply mineral makeup only.
- On day 5 you may gently exfoliate.
- Downtime is decreased with subsequent treatments.
Post-Treatment Care Tattoos
- Apply a layer of Aquaphor, Petrolatum, or Bacitracin.
- Gently cleansing the area with soap and water; continue until redness and swelling subside.
- Keep the area moist with antibiotic ointment at all times.
- Apply Laser Enzyme gel for soothing.
- Avoid direct exposure to the sun on the treatment area; use UVA/UVB sun blockers. Please remember sun exposure can cause delayed hyper/hypopigmentation & possible blistering. After 2 weeks a sun block of at least 30 SPF is recommended.
- Keep the area moist with hydrating ointment 24-72 hours post treatment.
- No shaving over the treated area for 2 weeks.
- Patients should return no sooner than 8 weeks after the last treatment for tattoos
- If there has been partial clearance of the tattoo, treatment should be continued, and the patient should return after a minimum of 8 weeks for examination and for additional treatment
- Intervals between treatments can be increased in successive treatments.
- Treatment is complete when satisfactory results are obtained.
- Patients should avoid sun exposure after and in between treatments.
- Immune system disease
- Coagulation disease
- Cutaneous Neurofibromatosis
- Various acute infectious diseases ( i.e. Influenza, etc.)
- Inflammation of the skin in areas to be treated
- A non-absorbable implant (Silicone) in the zone of thread insertion
- Oncology (Chemotherapy)
- Tendency toward Keloid Scarring
- Bleeding Disorders and some diseases of the blood
- Neurotic Psychological Disorders
- Unrealistic expectations