Perhaps the most important part of the tattoo removal process is the aftercare, and what you do to treat it. Due to the procedure itself, many clients often find that there is significant skin irritation in the area where they once had their tattoo. This can range from bruising and swelling to blisters and scabs, most of which take a good amount oftime before they disappear. While the healing process takes normally a month, there are some steps that you can take to help make it go more smoothly.
Antibiotic ointments are a must when dealing with post tattoo removal healing. It’s common to apply the ointment up to three times in a day for a few days. Be sure to keep the area covered with a sterile dressing during that time, as blisters will form and pop and you do not want infection in already tender skin.
As much as it may bother you, do your best to avoid picking at scabs or blisters. This can lead to scarring or infection, which will only impede the healing process. In case of pain or discomfort, try to take medicines that will not increase the risk of bruising or bleeding; application of cool compresses should be the first choice when dealing with pain in the affected area.
If you love to spend your days outside, proper application of sunblock is advised. This should be done for at least three months after the treatment. Sun can do damageto normal skin at any time, so when dealing with recently altered and healing skin, it’s very important to make sure that the exposed area is kept as controlled as possible.
These are just a few helpful tips after having a tattoo removal procedure by a professional. With proper care, the healing process can go more smoothly, and pain can be reduced. We want your healing to be as pleasant as possible, and hope that this advice will help when you’re recovering.