BEST IN CLASS AFTERCARE
It’s critical to keep your body and skin in optimal health starting from the very first session. These steps will help you to kickstart the healing process immediately after leaving the studio.
We’re firing a high-intensity light into your skin so minor side effects are extremely common post tattoo removal. If you see any of the following side effects, don’t be alarmed. Please reach out to us and we'll be happy to answer questions and advise on the proper course of action.
You can get tiny water blisters or big water blisters. It’s really common with laser tattoo removal. You can carefully lance any large ones with a sterile lancet, but they tend to go completely within a few days.
Sometimes the skin is a little raw after the treatment and you can get a little bit of scabbing over the area. We recommend you keep it covered and keep it clean with a little bit of alkaline water, and it’ll be fine within a few days.
Crusting means some fluid has come out of the tissue and left a bit of a light crust on it. Again, we expect that to happen. Simply keep it covered and keep it clean and it’ll be fine within a few days.
Keeping the area clean and preventing bacteria going into compromised skin is what you want to avoid. Do your best to keep it covered and keep it clean.
This is more common with darker skin types where the skin could be slightly lighter or darker in color after treatment. It tends to resolve over time and there are topical creams that will help bring that color back down to the original skin color.
A strong immune system can give you a stronger chance of removing your tattoo successfully. Boosting your body’s overall health can make a real difference to the speed and the end result.
Why? Your laser session is just the first step of the process. Your body has to work hard to flush out the ink after the laser has broken it down. Find out more about how it works here. Find out how to improve your immune system below.
Unsurprisingly, healthy normal activity is one of the best things you can do for your tattoo removal aftercare.
Drinking enough water will improve your circulation, bringing lots of white blood cells to the area to take away the ink. And, water is always going to be good for your skin, so the more the merrier.
Eat healthy foods that give your body lots of nutrition. This will give your body the fuel to regenerate healthy skin cells. Regular meals means more nutrition too.
Regular exercise is important. Exercise makes you healthier so your immune system isn’t overworked and can concentrate on removing your unwanted ink and making your skin as healthy as possible.
We recommend keeping your newly treated tattoo out of the sun for a full two weeks, so it's not ideal to get a treatment right before your beach vacation. We also know you’re not going to lock yourself inside your house and become a vampire, so there are things you can do to help.
We know all of this information can feel quite overwhelming and you’re going to have a lot of questions. That’s why our experts explain it all as simply as possible right here.
Joshua Weitz, MD, turns to the white board to help him explain it in detail. It’s laser science so it’s pretty complicated but we’ll do our best to explain it as simply as we can.
Your body is doing all of the hard lifting in between laser removal treatments, so staying healthy leads to better results. Staying out of the sun and avoiding excess heat from exercise is essential. Follow our best practices and it will make a big difference.
After extensive research, we are unequivocal about using the PicoWay® laser. With a significant price tag, we see it as an investment in your skin. They are all we use.
Every tattoo is different, from the size and age to the inks and colors used. All of this affects how long full tattoo removal will take, or if it’s possible at all.
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