One of the most common asked questions is regarding scarring; tattoo laser removal can be very effective for removing your unwanted tattoos and new laser technologies now leave minimal scarring. There is a lot that you can do before and after your tattoo removal session which will help with your tattoo removal process and reduce any chance of scarring.
Before starting Tattoo Removal Treatment
- Patience; tattoo removal is likely to be a long process.
- Drink plenty of water; keeping your body well hydrated will help with the speed of your recovery.
- Supplement your well balanced diet with additional vitamins, vitamin E and Aloe both of which promote healing.
- Give up smoking, research shows that the success of removing a tattoo after ten treatments is reduced by 70% if you smoke. A good opportunity for you to consider giving up.
After each Treatment
- Wash the treated area with a mild soap and water.
- Always pat the area dry with a clean towel, or paper towel, do not be tempted to rub as this may cause the scabs to come off too early causing your body to form a new scab and increasing the healing process.
- Apply an aftercare product regularly throughout the day.
- Rest, especially the day after a treatment. Avoid bumping the newly treated area.
- If you need to use a dressing make sure that you change it regularly, although fresh air to the treated area is highly recommended.
- Do not pick the scabs, you are not going to remove the ink any quicker, but will run the risk of scarring.
- Do not pop any blisters, not only do you run the risk of infection but this is likely to cause scarring.
- Keep your treated tattoo out of the sun, even weeks after treatment, the sun caused blistering quickly and will increase the healing time.
- Wear a sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or above.
- Wait at least six to eight weeks between treatments, your body will continue to remove the ink from the tattoo long after the treatment. Patience will give you better results.
- It is going to itch, avoid scratching the treated area, and keep the treated area hydrated with a mild moisturiser.