There are several things to consider when
deciding whether or not to get laser tattoo
removal. Clean Slate Tattoo Removal suggests the
- Do not remove tattoos while pregnant.
There is some risk of infection and this is
considered to be an unnecessary risk for
- There should be no active tanning for a
least one month prior to your treatments.
- There should also be no active tanning
for a least one month after your treatments.
- You should avoid as much sun as possible
along with sunless tanning products during
and immediately after your tattoo removal
- People taking Acutane or similar acne
medications should be off those medications
for a least six month prior to receiving
laser tattoo removal.
The following are a set of what you can
expect to see after receiving laser tattoo
- Some patients may experience some
bruising or swelling at the tattoo site.
There is a chance also of a superficial burn
and scabbing associated with laser tattoo
- Blisters and scabs will normally develop
8-72 hours after the procedure and last
anywhere from one to two weeks depending on
the size of the tattoo and its location.
- Some loss of skin pigment at the treated
area is common but is rarely permanent.
- The site should be fully healed with
about 4 weeks after the procedure.
Immediately after your treatment, these steps
should be taken to properly care for your skin.
- Clean the treated area using soap and
water. Pat the area dry. It is okay to apply
antibiotic ointments to the area up to 3
times per day for three days. During this
period, the treated site should be kept
cover with a clean dressing.
- Treat any blistering with antibiotic
ointment for 24 hours after the blister has
popped. Do not be alarmed by moderate
blistering. This is a normal process of the
body’s immune system.
- If there is any pain, you can take
Tylenol but avoid aspirin or aspirin related
products. It is okay to apply a cool
compress to the treated site to reduce any
pain for 24 hours after the procedure.
- Do not pick at the scab. The scab will
fall off when it is completely healed. Also
avoid high pressure water on the treated
area to reduce the chance of removing the
- Where a minimum SPF 25 for a least three
months following the procedure when exposed
to sun light. Avoid wearing any make up or
cosmetics on or near the treated area for at
least two days after the treatment.
- Itching is very common due to the
dehydrating effect of the laser treatment.
Use Aquaphor, vitamin E ointment, or
hydrocortisone cream to the treatment area.
- Contact our office immediately if the
site becomes infected or any bleeding
occurs. You can tell that an infection is
present by the presence of a honey colored
oozing or a spreading redness.
- If you have any severe reactions to the
treatment, immediately contact emergency
services at 911.
If you have any other questions regarding the
after care of your laser tattoo removal, please
contact our office.
Clean Slate Tattoo Removal looks forward to
your visit and working with you to provide a
safe and effective procedure to remove your
unwanted tattoos are skin spots. Call us today
to set up an appointment for your initial