16 TIPS TO PREVENT TATTOO REMOVAL SCARRING:
Follow these tips to reducing scaring before your laser tattoo removal procedure.
1. DRINK LOTS OF WATER.
Having lot of water before/after your removal will help increase the speed of recovery.
2. TAKE YOUR VITAMINS.
Vitamin E. They are just good to take! Vitamin E and Aloe help with healing.
Injected shots (with a needle) may increase the likelihood of scarring. Instead, use icing or lidocaine cream to help.
4. DON’T SMOKE.
The success of removing a tattoo after 10 treatments is reduced by 70% if you smoke! Do your skin and lungs a favor and quit smoking!
5. GET A QUALIFIED LASER TATTOO REMOVAL TECHNICIAN.
Follow these tips to reducing scarring after your laser tattoo removal procedure.
6. APPLY OINTMENT THREE TIMES A DAY.
This will increase the speed of healing and reduce scarring.
7. TAKE IT EASY THE NEXT DAY.
You don’t want anything to bump into your bandage!
8. WASH TWICE A DAY WITH MILD SOAP AND WATER.
Anti-bacterial soap can cause irritation and inflammation.
9. ALWAYS PAT WITH A PAPER TOWEL TO DRY, DON’T RUB.
Rubbing can cause side effects like scabs to come off too early, causing your body to form a new scab. The healing process just became longer.
10. CHANGE BANDAGE AND DRESSING AFTER EVERY WASH.
This is for sanitation purposes.
11. DON’T PICK AT THE SCABS.
This causes scarring.
12. DON’T POP ANY BLISTERS.
This also causes scarring!
13. KEEP THE TATTOO OUT OF THE SUN.
Keep the tattoo out of the sun, even after many weeks from your last tattoo removal session. The sun causes blistering quickly and increases the time of healing.
14. WHEN IN THE SUN, WEAR SUNSCREEN.
Wear sunscreen that contains zinc or titanium dioxide to block against UVA and UVB rays. Wear sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher.
15. WAIT AT LEAST SIX WEEKS BETWEEN LASER TATTOO REMOVAL SESSIONS.
Your body continues to digests the ink in the tattoo long after the laser zaps it. Skin fatigue is also a consideration, a 4-6 week downtime allows your skin to heal.
16. QUIT SMOKING!
Yes, it’s that important to mention twice!
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