Taking care of your skin is key to a speedy recovery from your tattoo removal.
Here’s how to care for it and the side effects you might experience.
WHAT YOU MAY EXPERIENCE
You may experience bleeding, swelling, redness, blisters, pain, itching and infection.
You may bruise from trauma to the skin.
You should apply ice to the area for the next 24 hours if there is swelling and you feel heat.
WASH WITH WARM WATER
You should only wash with WARM WATER for the next 24 hours please.
It is kind of like a burn… 1st, 2nd, 3rd degree burns.
Then the red hot laser beam ZAPS the tattoo ink in your 2nd layer of skin.
DO NOT PICK AT IT. USE POLYSPORIN
You may scab or blister. DO NOT POP or PICK.
DO NOT PICK ANYTHING or POP BLISTERS (Blister liquid/juice helps you to heal).
You can apply polysporin to the area if blistering appears.
If pick, pop, or touch freshly lasered tattoos, an infection may develop and you will have to get medical attention.
SKIN DARKENING AND LIGHTENING
Hyper-pigmentation (skin darkening) and hypo-pigmentation (skin lightening) may occur on the area being lasered. In most cases skin will return to its normal state after a few months.
It is possible that tattoos may not be able to be 100% removed.
FADING AND LIGHTENING
A tattoo will always fade and lighten for a professional cover up Tattoo Artist to create a new piece of art on you.
The degree of fading and treatments needed will depend on your body chemistry, your health and your tattoo.
DON’T WORRY. There are options.
DECIDING WHAT TO DO NEXT
When your tattoo starts to fade and lighten after your laser tattoo removal treatments, you can decide what you want to do.
Start thinking of what kinda ART WORK you want to cover up your old tattoo with and find yourself a FABULOUS TATTOO ARTIST that knows how to do a COVER-UP over a faded tattoo.