Caring for your Skin after Laser Tattoo Removal
Tattoo regret is becoming rather common these days, and while there is no overnight removal treatment, it is possible to speed up the process. Depending on the type of laser technology used to remove your tattoo, the healing and recovery times can vary considerably.
Usually, for the first 30-minutes after your laser tattoo removal treatment, the tattoo will appear pale or white with slight swelling. It may also leave a hot, sunburn effect for a short while, and will probably remain red and swollen for a good part of the day, with possible pinpoint bleeding in areas that were heavily pigmented. Your doctor should prescribe an effective non-sensitizing antibiotic ointment to prevent scarring and help in healing, as well as pain medication to ensure comfort after the procedure.
How you care for your skin after removing a tattoo is more or less the same as when you had the tattoo. It is important that you cleanse the skin gently, and apply an antibiotic treatment to hasten the treatment. Don’t pick or irritate the skin after treatment, and keep checking for signs of infection, like unusual pain, swelling, and redness, so you can inform your doctor.