14 Must Know Post Laser Care Tips

November 14, 2018

Post Laser Care that soothes, repairs, cools and hydrates the skin following laser tattoo removal.

Following laser tattoo removal your skin will be heated, sore and super sensitive so we've provided our tips for optimal healed results.

We recommend you;
  1. Wear loose clothing and let your skin breathe without fabric rubbing against it straight after your laser session.
  2. You will need to treat your wound with respect and care and give your skin time to repair, so resting up is best immediately following each session.
  3. When you get home you can apply a sterile cold compress to the area but not directly onto the skin to avoid ice burn.
  4. Avoid vigorous physical activity for up to 48 hours.
  5. Don't have a hot shower, sauna or spa.
  6. Avoid swimming for 48-72 hours.
  7. Avoid direct sunlight for at least two-four weeks, preferably four weeks.
  8. Elevate the area where possible to reduce inflammation.
  9. Drink lots of water to help flush toxins from your body as the ink will be breaking down through the laser process.
  10. Do not pop blisters, pick or scratch the area to avoid infection
  11. Do not shave the area until it has completely healed
  12. Avoid taking aspirins, ibuprofen, or other blood-thinning pain killers.
  13. Avoid alcohol before or after your treatment as this can increase the risk of bruising and/or bleeding including slowing down the healing process
  14. Don’t use active self-tanners or get a spray tan for 4 to 6 weeks (before or after treatment).

    Always wash your hands before applying your POST LASER CARE.

    There is no need apply a bandage after treatment as this only helps to lock in heat and make the skin sweat but avoid tight or clingy clothing rubbing the skin which can irritate the lasered area.
    Wash the area using a mild gentle soap, preferably free from sodium laureth sulphate and sodium lauryl sulphate as these ingredients which cause products to foam, can be harsh on the skin. Avoid parabens, alcohol, gluten and other known synthetic irritants and opt for products that contain calming and soothing plant extracts.

    Apply a thin layer of POST LASER CARE immediately after laser treatment and following showering during the healing period. Use liberally 4-5 times a daily or as needed to keep your skin hydrated and comfortable for the 6-8 week healing period in between laser sessions. Our Post Laser Mini's are great for addressing any discomfort at times when you are on the go!

    Remember if you notice any signs of excessive redness, swelling or discharge contact your treating studio or a healthcare professional. 

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