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How to Take Care of Yourself Following Your Tattoo Removal Procedure

Getting a tattoo you later regret is not something to be ashamed of. Every tattoo tells a story, but sometimes you simply don’t want to relive the story. Luckily, laser tattoo removal is an option to help you get rid of unwanted tattoos just about as easy as it was to get it put on your skin in the first place. The only thing you have to be aware of is how to take care of yourself following your PicoSure tattoo removal or any other tattoo removal method you choose to use.

Keep The Treated Area Covered For A Few Days

It’s important to keep the area covered with a sterile gauze for at least a few days following your treatment. Depending on the recommendation from your medical professional, you may also apply a small amount of antibiotic ointment to help keep the area clean and accelerate the healing process.

Clean The Treated Area Gently

After a few days following your laser tattoo removal treatment, you can clean the affected area gently with soft soap and water. Don’t rub the area dry, but pat it dry instead. You may notice your skin has some redness, blisters or other irritations, but refrain from cleaning them too harshly.

Leave Scabs or Blisters Alone

As tempting as it may be to pick at scabs or blisters, you will only make the situation worse. Your laser tattoo removal treatment does some serious work on your skin, but it will heal properly if you do your part. Messing with scabs or blisters could lead to permanent scarring and will give you a constant reminder of where your tattoo was.

Contact a Medical Professional If Needed

If you look at any before and after tattoo removal photos, you’ll likely see some good quality results. But you have to understand everyone will experience some side effects due to the high powered laser treatments. However, if you experience side effects harsher than what your medical professional tells you to be aware of, be sure to get in touch with them immediately.

Skin Deep Laser Services wants all of their clients to completely understand how to take care of themselves following any treatment. Laser tattoo removal is a serious procedure and requires great care afterward. Be sure to contact us if you’re in the Fairfax, Alexandria, Annandale or Springfield areas and have any questions about your laser tattoo removal procedure and how you can take care of yourself better.

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