Taking care of your skin after tattoo removal

  1. For the first 3-7 days, apply an antibiotic ointment. (for example Terramycine) and cover with sterile gauze and make sure the bandage is not too tight.
  2. Cold compres may be applied as necessary to reduce soreness & swelling. Keep it 5 min on terated area, control it.
  3. Bleeding and bruising is expected the first day or two after the procedure.
  4. Wash your hands before touching any treated area. Do not expose the area to dirty or unsanitary conditions.
  5. Itching and scabbing is normal. Treatment area may scab but preventing the scab is best. Scabbing may last 7 to 14 days. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area as it could cause scarring or changes in the natural skin color. Removing the scab could also increase healing time. If the tattoo is located in a high friction area, or if you have a tendency to scratch, cover with a bandage.
  6. Do not shave over the treated area until all scabbing has healed.
  7. Blisters are possible.
  8. If the removal is on the face, no makeup is to be applied for 72 hours (three days) after the procedure.
  9. After 5-7 apply Bepanthol (if you're not allergic)
  10. Do not expose your healing skin direct to sun, tanning beds, saunas or chlorinated pools up to 4 weeks after the procedure. If is nessesare to be in the sun, a SPF 35 or SPF 50 must be used!
  11. If the area looks infected (honey coloured crusting and oozing or spreading redness), if you experience an unusual discomfort or bleeding, if any other complications develop, or if you have any questions or concerns, contact me immediately or you'r home doctor.

 

Please contact me if any of the following occur:

  • Bleeding that soaks the dressing or bleeding that happens after the first 24 hours
  • Increased redness or swelling more than 24 hours after procedure
  • Significantly uncomfortable blisters
  • Yellowish or greenish drainage coming out of the wound
  • Persistent pain that last more than 24 hours
  • Fever 39'C

 

What to avoid?

  • Avoid restrictive clothing around the treated area.
  • Avoid using perfume, body lotions, or make up on the treated area.
  • Avoid hot baths or continuous soaking, leave at least 2 hours before showering.
  • Avoid heat treatments such as saunas and steam rooms for at least 2 months, as your skin will be more photosensitive.
  • Avoid swimming.
  • Avoid lying in the sun or using sun beds.
  • Do not pick at any scabs.
  • Do not burst any blisters.
  • Allowing the area to become scrapped or knocked, especially during exercise.
  • Avoid shave terated place

 

What can help you to speed up healing time?

  • Drink 2l of wather every day
  • Eat healthy
  • Limit or stop smoking cigarettes
  • Do not drink alcohol, do not take drugs
  • Avoid stress as much as you can

Be patient, your skin will surely heal well. :-)