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TATTOO REMOVAL - Pre + Post Care Instructions

Laser Tattoo Removal Pro Pre-Instructions:

  • Precautions to take before your light-based treatment: 

  • No sun exposure, tanning beds and sunless tanning cream for 4 weeks prior to treatment. Sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of the laser treatment and can increase the chance of Posttreatment complications. 

  • Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply to the treated area every 2 hours when exposed to the sun and it is recommended to make this a part of your skin care routine. 

  • Remove all makeup, creams or oils prior to treatment. 

  • Be sure to inform your care provider if you have ever had cosmetic tattoos or cosmetic pigmentation or permanent makeup applied near the area of treatment 

Laser Tattoo Removal Post-Care Instructions:

 

  • After cleansing and while skin is still moist, apply a thin layer of Aquaphor® ointment to the treated tattoo. 

  • Apply a non-stick pad over the tattoo until it is healed. 

  • Avoid sun exposure to the treated area. Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply to the treated area every 2 hours when exposed to the sun and it is recommended to make this a part of your skin care routine. 

  • Clean area daily with mild soap and water and pat dry.

  • Do not shave the treated area if crusting is evident. 

  • Avoid sun exposure between treatments. If sun exposure is unavoidable, apply SPF 30+ to protect exposed, treated areas. 

  • Apply moisturizers for sensitive skin as needed 

  • For patients who are prone to break outs or have sebaceous skin, consider waiting 24 hours before applying any topical products 

  • Do not rub or scratch the area. 

  • Discomfort may be relieved by using cool gel packs or acetaminophen. 

  • If blistering occurs, keep the area moist by applying Aquaphor 3 times per day or antibiotic ointment 

  • Per recommendation of the physician. Do not enter swimming pools or hot tubs until treated areas are healed. 

  • No swimming or using hot tubs for 48 hours posttreatment.

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