In addition to the laser cooling therapy, immediately after your laser tattoo removal procedure, your clinician will treat the area with a Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) antibacterial blue light to reduce the chance of infections. A healing gel with will then be applied as well as a loose dressing.
You will also receive a take home care package which includes lymph clearing products and health recommendations to speed up your tattoo’s clearance times.
Three days after treatment we encourage you return for a short red light healing treatment using LLLT. This will help your skin recover much faster.
One week after treatment, we highly recommend a further lymphatic and red light treatment with LLLT to speed up the removal of the dye pigments and to further heal the area of skin being treated.
How to care for your skin after a laser tattoo removal treatment
Proper care of the treatment area is essential and you need to take care of the following:
Avoid injury to the area.
Keep the area covered with a new clean dressing for at least 2-3 days after to avoid infection (the blue light LLLT will vastly improve the possibility of any infection).
Avoid irritating the surface in any way by rubbing or touching the area. A scab or thin crust will be forming and skin needs to heal well under this. Typically this lasts for 7-10 days.
If your skin feels irritated, take the following steps:
Ensure you return to renude laser clinic for your 3 and 7 day follow up LLLT treatments as these will dramatically improve the rate of healing and reduce any discomfort.
Use the Aloe Vera Gel supplied to you. If this is not sufficient use a soothing Vitamin E cream .
Avoid direct sun exposure during the entire healing process, and ensure a 50+ SPF sunscreen is applied and/or clothing to completely cover the area of treatment. Continue using sunscreen for your entire treatment process.
Excess moisture will slow the healing process. For 3 days after your treatment you should avoid exercise, swimming pools. Showering is acceptable after 24 hours, however, avoid the direct pressure of the water on the skin and gently pat dry the area as the crusting/scabbing process should not be disrupted.
Cold packs or cool cloths can be used. Be aware of direct application of ice as this can cause ice burn, by affecting the blood flow to the area.
Smoking reduces the amount of circulating oxygen in the system and makes it harder for your body’s immune system to work effectively in clearing the pigments. If you need our help, we can direct you to our in-house Hypnotherapist. Just contact us and we can arrange an appointment.