When you have a laser tattoo removal treatment, it is vital that you treat the area with care while it heals. The more you care for the treated area, the better it will heal, and the less likely it is to cause bad scarring. To make sure that you can treat the area correctly and that it heals quickly and safely, here are some tattoo removal aftercare tips.
Tattoo Removal Aftercare
After you have a had a laser tattoo removal in Milton Keynes or the surrounding areas, it is important that you maintain care afterwards to ensure that it heals safely and looks the best it can. You may experience slight blistering or scabbing after your treatments, so knowing how to treat these areas is vital to its end result. Although you will still be able to clean the area as normal the day after the treatment, you will still need to be careful not to over soak or scrub the area as it is likely that a scab will form. To make sure that your treated area does not get infected and looks its best, follow this aftercare advice.
Being cautious of the treated area is extremely important within the first few days, any knock or bump in the area may not only cause the wound to open but can also be painful. Make sure that when you arrive at your tattoo removal session, that you wear loose and clean clothing over the area that you will be having treatment, ensure that you also do this for the first few days after. This will make sure that your clothing does not irritate the area and can help you to avoid getting fluff in the wound.
If it is in an area where rubbing is likely and unavoidable, such as where your trousers lay, then our professional team will make sure that you know how to bandage the area while it heals. Using a bandage is very unlikely, and we find that most of our clients that care for their treated area, do not have any problems.
Do Not Remove Scabs
It is important that you do not remove any scabbing that may occur over the treated area. If you remove the crusty skin or scabs from the treated area, then it will take longer to heal, may get infected and could even leave worse scarring. Blistering and scabbing is very common with laser tattoo removal, but you should make sure to contact us if you feel that your treated area looks abnormal or is causing you any particular discomfort.
Exercising After Treatment
Being able to exercise after your treatment completely depends on the location of your treated area, how long it takes to heal, and whether you feel comfortable. We find that most of our patients can resume to their normal exercising activities two days after their treatment, as long as it is not on their lower torso or on the side of their ribs. The reason for this is because these are areas are likely to experience rubbing when exercising.
Although exercising is not completely off-limits after your treatments, you should try to avoid activity that will make you sweat, as this can cause the area to swell and even increase the risk of infection. You will need to make sure that you do everything you can to avoid affecting the healing process of the treated area, so we would advise that you do not intensively exercise for around a week after treatment.
Protect Your Skin From The Sun
Once you have had your treatment, it is important that you try to avoid allowing the treated area to have contact with the sun. After your treatment, your skin will be more sensitive than usual, meaning that if the treatment area comes into contact with the sun and ends up burning, it can cause pain, irritation and possible blistering.
You can protect the area by wearing clothing that covers the treated area or wear a high SPF sunscreen. If the area is in a location that is hard to cover during summertime, such as your wrist, you can also cover the area with a bandage to try and avoid painful sunburn. If it is possible, try to avoid any sun exposure on the treated area while it is in the healing process, as this can affect its outcome.
As previously said, you should try and avoid soaking the area in water for long periods of time as this can affect the healing. Along with this, you should also try and use shower gels that have a balanced Ph, as this is less likely to irritate the skin. For example, you could use shower gel such as Protex soap. Once you have had a shower, make sure that you gently pat down the area to ensure that it is dry.
When you are touching the area of treatment, you should also make sure that your hands are thoroughly washed beforehand. When washing your hands, make sure that you get right into the nails and wash with an anti-bacterial hand wash. You can follow Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s hand guide on hand washing.
Protect With Aftercare
As a beauty clinic in Milton Keynes, we know that the more you take care of your treated area, the more likely it is to heal quickly and the less likely it is the blister and get infected. If you are thinking about laser tattoo removal, consider using our laser tattoo removal in Northampton and the surrounding areas. Also, feel free to contact Bianco today for more information about treatment and aftercare.