LASER TATTOO REMOVAL AFTERCARE GUIDELINES

Tattoo after several laser treatment sessions

Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure

Immediately after the treatment, you may notice the treatment area is red and swollen and will feel much like sunburn. During the healing process, the area treated may also form a crust, scab or even blisters. This is all part of the healing process. Avoid removing scabs and let any blisters clear on their own.

Failing to allow normal healing of the treatment area will increase the possibility of scar formation and can lead to infection. It may be necessary to use a dressing to protect the area if there is risk of damage.

Upon completion of the process, a topical antibiotic ointment will be applied to the area and covered by a sterile dressing. You may apply cool compresses as necessary for 24 hours after the laser treatment to help reduce discomfort and inflammation. You may take plain Acetaminophen such as Tylenol to relieve pain but avoid Aspirin since it can increase the risk of bruising and/or bleeding.

The morning after the treatment, the area should be gently washed with a mild soap taking care not to scrub the area. Thoroughly dry the area by patting dry, again, taking care not the scrub the area. Gently rub a fresh dose of antibiotic ointment into the area until it is well covered. Clean your hands well after applying the ointment, unless hands are part of the treated area.

Cleaning and applying fresh ointment should be continued twice a day for 7 days. We suggest applying a sterile dressing for at least the first 48 hours after treatment and it can be used for the duration of the healing process if desired, changing it at regular intervals. In general, keep the treated area clean and dry while it is healing.

Most activities can be resumed immediately after treatment however; soaking of the area is to be avoided as would be the case in swimming or lying in a bathtub, until healing is complete.

It is very important that the area be protected from sun damage. As the area heals, newly formed skin will be more susceptible to sun damage.

Under normal conditions, the process which breaks down the tattoo ink begins 2 weeks after the laser treatment. The ink will continue to be evacuated until about the 6 week post treatment mark. For this reason, treatments are scheduled no closer than 6 weeks apart. The number of treatments required to achieve a desired result will vary depending on various factors such as the depth of the pigments under the skin.

Shaving should be avoided in the treated area until complete healing has taken place. It is not advisable to wear any makeup or use any unauthorized cream or medication on the area during the first 48 hours.

You may wear a sun-block with an SPF of 25 or higher over the area for 3 months following the treatment if you are particularly susceptible to sunburn but not within the first 48 hours.

If the area looks infected, such as any oozing or if you experience any unusual discomfort or bleeding; or if any other complications develop, contact us immediately. We may recommend that you see your own doctor.

If you observe any extreme reaction such as moderate to severe facial swelling, moderate to severe rash, any difficulty in breathing, or if you are in any form of distress you should seek emergency attention.

Salon Innovation does not accept any responsibility or liability for any negative reaction to this process as the risks as outlined are well known.


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6 Responses to LASER TATTOO REMOVAL AFTERCARE GUIDELINES

  1. Natala Campbell says:

    Good day
    Love your work. Could you tell me the cost to have CHRIS tattooed on me as well as ADADRIA & RAMONA, thank you.

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    • Sorry for the late response but I did not see this early enough. We consult with our tattoo artists for pricing decisions. We price tattoos based on the size and the complexity of the design. I do not know how big you want the letters to be as I do not know where you want them to be. Also I do not know the type of lettering that you want which would have an impact on the complexity of the design. Having said that I would suggest that if the letters are fairly small and not too fancy, we could do the first name CHRIS for $2,500 and each of the other two names for $3,500. This is a qualified quote. Hope this helps and we can arrange to do tattoos at either of our two branches.

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  2. Tuka Jani says:

    You are so funny!!! I have become obsessed with your site and I
    spend most of my work hours reading all your posts. And
    I made an account JUST to post comments. I wish I had found you
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  3. christine campbell says:

    hi can you tell me the cost to remove a star and a dolphin

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    • Sorry but we cannot give quotes like that without seeing the tattoos. Furthermore you did not even say how big they were. We invite clients to come in for a free consultation and then we can give a quote. Also we will only quote on the per session cost because we are unable to say how many sessions will be required. First of all let me say that we use a Laser Machine which breaks down the pigment from the tattoo and then over a 6 week period your body expels the broken down pigment via your lymphatic system. The process is then repeated until the tattoo is substantially removed. We quote on a per session basis after the client comes in for a free consultation and the range so far is from around $3,500 to around $23,000 per session based on the size and the colours of the tattoo. Some colours are harder to remove. Now we do not know at the outset how many sessions it will require to substantially remove your tattoo but 6 to 8 sessions may be a fair estimate, but the deeper it is, the more difficult it is to be removed.

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