Aftercare Tips Between Laser Tattoo Removal Sessions

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The laser is probably the most effective and the most popular tattoo removing technique. It has considerably reduced the pain and discomfort associated with traditional tattoo removal techniques, such as Microdermabrasion, Salabrasion, Cryosurgery, and Excision. Laser Tattoo Removal Dubai is a simple, outpatient procedure with minimal downtime. However, proper aftercare following a laser tattoo removal Dubai session is necessary if you want to get maximum results from the procedure without any unwanted side effects, such as infection in the treated area, permanent scarring, and blotchy skin tone.

Most patients end up developing blisters or crusts within 12 to 72 hours after the procedure. Remember this is extremely normal and you don’t need to panic. Immediately after the laser tattoo removal in Dubai, the treated area will become a little sensitive. It is followed by the development of scabs, which may last for a couple of days. After the scab falls off, the newly revealed skin will be picture perfect with no signs of the tattoo. Proper care is important to go through all these post-procedure transitional phases if you want any uneventful recovery.

It is your dermatologist’s job to brief you about the post-procedure care to ensure an uneventful recovery, but you cannot leave it entirely to your surgeon. The best way to recover quickly and safely from any procedure is to educate yourself about the procedure.  Here are some aftercare tips that will be helpful for potential laser tattoo removal candidates:

Cleanliness is the Key

Keep the treated area as well as surrounding skin super clean while you are recovering from the treatment. Clean the treated area gently with soap and lukewarm water at least twice a day and then pat it dry. Avoid rubbing and scrubbing the treated area, this may lead to skin irritation.

Use the Medications Meticulously

Your physician will prescribe you medications that you need to use after the laser tattoo removal Dubai. These medications are mostly ointments for external use, such as topical antibiotics, pain relievers etc. Apply a thin layer of the antibiotic ointment, such as Neosporin, thrice a day for three days or as directed by your doctor. You should also keep the treated area covered with a sterile bandage for the first three days.

Apply Cool Compressions if Necessary

You may also apply cool compressions to the treated area for the first 24 hours to help reduce swelling and discomfort. If you feel that pain and discomfort are unbearable, take pain killers. It would be better to get a list of medications you can go for in case of any pain or swelling.

Never Pick at the Scab

Do not pick at the scab or crust as scrapping the treated skin can cause infection and you may end up scarring your skin permanently.

Avoid Shaving the Treated Areas

Shaving the treated areas can have the similar effects as of scrubbing and scratching. So avoid shaving the treated areas until the wound has completely healed.

Use these aftercare tips to ensure a quick and smooth recovery after a laser tattoo removal Dubai session. It is pertinent to mention here that tattoo removing is not a onetime procedure; you may need multiple sessions to completely eliminate an unwanted tattoo.

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