Melbourne Tattoo Removal AfterCare – Dos and Don’ts

Tattoo Removal AfterCare

Laser tattoo removal aftercare is normally straightforward, however it may impact on your regular lifestyle routine for 24-48 hours.  Immediately after your laser tattoo removal session, your skin will feel warm and tender and may have a sunburn tingling sensation. The tattoo may have turned white, which will not last longer than one hour. Some may also experience bruising, swelling and prolonged redness in the area. Other possible outcomes include blisters, bleeding, crusting and scabbing. In these situations, apply antiseptic cream and cover the area with a sterile dressing until the area settles, generally 1-2 days.

Dos & Don’ts – Laser tattoo removal aftercare

Apply – Cold compress/icepaks, Doff moisturizer/sunscreen cream, Doff post laser gel

Avoid – workouts and  heavy lifting, hot shawers and sauna/spas, sun exposure

You can get the area wet, but be sure to “dab’ the area dry rather than scrub.

Week 2 to week 4 -tattoo removal aftercare

After 2 – 3 weeks, the skin may feel itchy. This typically happens when the skin is healing. Much like when the skin has been broken from a scrap or cut. Again the tattoo removal aftercare requires cold packs and moisturizers to alleviate the itch. Gentle scratching can also help.

In the unlikely event the area looks infected – honey coloured crusting, oozing, spreading redness, increasing aching, please call 9663 0845 immediately

The Doff team