Tattoo Removal – Before & After Care

Before

Remember the 30 day rule!:

  • No sun exposure for 30 days before or after treatment
  • No Sunny holidays
  • No self tanning products
  • No sun bed use

You may want to get some, Aloe Vera, Savlon Cream and Vaseline in preparation. If you store them in the fridge this is extra refreshing!

After - What to expect

Straight After Tattoo Removal

Your skin may be red with a raised rash or frosting appearance for a short while after treatment. Holding an ice pack to your skin may help. Try a packet of frozen peas wrapped in a clean tea towel.

Clothing

Ensure the area can remain uncovered where possible, avoid tight clothing or pressureover the area. Also avoid woolly or fluffy fabrics.

Bleeding
Bleeding can be common after tattoo removal, your skin will then start to scab over.

Blistering -
Blistering is unusual, but if it does occur, do not burst the blisters. You may want to used some cooled boiled, or tap water that is slightly warm if there is any oozing. Use the water to irrigate, rather than wipe the area . Blot area dry. Apply some Savlon Antiseptic cream as the instructions. Cover the area lightly with a non adhesive dressing if required.

Pain Relief
If you need to take any pain relief, do not take Aspirin as it may cause bleeding.

Healing
Please keep the area uncovered and open to the air, if you work in a dusty environment you may want to cover with a non adhesive cling breathable dressing - but once home leave area uncovered. Rest for a while after a long removal session or large area.

Make Sure you drink plenty of water 🙂

Skin Care - The first 48 hours
Please keep the area clean and dry for the first 48 hours. Organic Aloe Vera Gel with no additives can be used however....kept in the fridge may be refreshing! - Please wash hands prior to application! Savlon Cream may also be used.

For 48 hours do not use saunas, steam rooms, go swimming, or the gym.

After 48 hours
The area can be carefully cleaned with a gentle soap and water - make sure the area is blotted dry.
Once the skin is healing, a gentle organic moisturiser or Vaseline can be used if the skin in the area is dry.

Skin Colour
Your skin mayinitially have a frosted appearence (this may last for about 30 minutes), then may look a purple colour. This may then may look a dirty colour for about 2 weeks. Do not pick or scratch at any scabs, as this could lead to scaring.

Sun exposure
Your skin will be far more sensitive to the sun following treatment. Lightly cover the area with clothing until the area has healed. Then use a sunscreen with at least SPF30 afterwards ......and......

Remember the 30 day rule!:

  • No sun exposure for 30 days before or after treatment
  • No Sunny holidays
  • No self tanning products
  • No sun bed use

Infections

Infections are unlikely-  and the risk will be minimized by the above care and instructions  being followed. Signs of infection include redness and inflammation, pain, and oozing. Please seek advice from your GP if this is the case.

Allergic reactions
Allergic reactions are also unlikely, please call 999 or attend A&E.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact me: Ness 07827418238 or [email protected]
Happy Healing! 🙂