What do you need to know about tattoo removal aftercare?

How does tattoo removal work?

Laser treatments can be used to safely and gradually remove unwanted tattoos. Tattoo ink can be broken down into small particles by a Q-Switch laser which passes through the skin and can then be eliminated by the body’s immune system.

Adding an ACTIVE Q-Switched Tattoo Removal Laser offers the most comfortable tattoo removal for multi-coloured tattoos.

What is the healing process after a Tattoo Removal?

After your laser tattoo removal procedure, you expect redness, swelling, mild blistering, itching, and raised areas. This is to be expected. At first, the skin will be susceptible and tender. These reactions to treatment should fade within two weeks.

The affected area will be red, puffy, and itching following removal and will likely continue for the next week. Many clients report that they feel fine after the procedure. The laser treatment is visible but hasn’t interfered with their day-to-day activities.

During the first week after the laser treatment, the body will continue to remove the ink. During this step of tattoo removal, your skin will begin to heal. As a result, it will likely remain red and swollen for the first several days, which is quite normal.

This process will continue throughout each laser session until the tattoo is removed.

Tattoo removal aftercare tips

The better your immune system, the quicker your skin will recover. A well-functioning immune system aids in wound healing and infection resistance.

It’s possible to notice results more quickly if you do the following things:

  • Drink a lot of water: One of the most important aspects of having a healthy immune system is being adequately hydrated. A healthy immune system is made possible by removing toxins from the body and regenerating blood cells.
  • Reduce your alcohol intake: Dehydration from excessive alcohol use might impede the healing process. If you can, steer clear of alcohol altogether.
  • Limit smoking: Your immune system has to work harder when you smoke to get rid of the toxins in the air, slowing down your skin’s healing process. Patients who abstain from smoking have better outcomes and require fewer sessions.
  • Exercise: When you exercise, your heart pumps more blood. The ink molecules in your skin are broken down by increased blood flow. After your treatment, you should take several days off from working out. On the other hand, physical exercise can speed up removing tattoos after the skin has healed and scabbed over.

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