Following your tattoo removal treatment, you can expect to see some redness, swelling, blistering, bruising, pinpoint bleeding, or scabbing in the treated area. The area will feel warm for a few hours after treatment.
We may apply an ice pack to the treated area and ask you to keep the area iced for at least an hour after the laser tattoo removal treatment. This will help to reduce blistering and swelling. The laser treated area should be kept clean. A shower can be taken the next day, although the treated area should never be scrubbed. If a scab or blister forms, it is vital that you do not pick it or scratch it as doing so could result in scarring.
You should stay out of the sun and avoid the tanning bed for a week after your tattoo removal treatment to minimize the chance of hypo-pigmentation (the temporary loss of skin color) or hyper-pigmentation (the temporary darkening of skin color). A sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater should be used when outdoors. SkinCeuticals produces an excellent sunscreen that you may purchase from us at the time of your visit.