How to prepare for laser removal of your tattoo, things to do before treatment.
It is recommended to avoid tanning salons, sunscreens and tanning creams for at least two weeks before treatment. The more contrasting the area to be treated, the sharper the color of the tattoo separates from the color of the skin surface, the easier it is to treat, lighten and remove your tattoo with a laser.
It is recommended to increase the fluid intake in the weeks before the laser tattoo removal treatment, thus promoting the ideal water balance of your body, and this is also the basis for properly hydrated skin. It is recommended to thoroughly and systematically hydrate the area to be treated / tattooed with a water-based cream in the days before tattoo removal.
If the tattooed area is covered with hair, it is advisable to shave it before the laser treatment. Of course, if the hair length is not ideal for laser treatment, our colleague will remove it with a sure hand. Before the laser treatment we always disinfect the tattooed area.
Under no circumstances should you use sunscreens on the tattooed surface in the days before treatment. If possible, avoid alcohol consumption a few days before the treatment, and it is recommended for a few days afterwards. This way, your body will be able to process laser-broken pigments and dyes more efficiently, and phagocytic cells and lymphatic systems will also be able to do a better job.
We do not perform laser treatment on skin surfaces with keloids, acne, eczema, skin diseases or injuries.
What you will need:
- ialuset gel for the first 3 days, then ialuset plus cream (available at the pharmacy) but other creams developed to laser tattoo removals can also be used, such as TattooMed products. (In case of inflammation: Gentamicin-Wagner 1mg / g ointment 15g.)
- sterile gauze
- band aid
- body lotion
- a lot of fluid intake (green tea is recommended) and the use of a multivitamin for better healing and fading.
In general, more drastic reactions occur during the first treatment. After the procedure, an ashy, whitish discoloration appears on the treated area for a few minutes, followed by redness, a burning sensation and swelling, which disappears within a few hours.
After the treatment, an itching sensation may occur, which must not be rubbed, it is recommended to apply a moisturizer to relieve it. To help clear the ink from the body, the patient is advised to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water after treatment. Between treatments, it is mandatory to use a 50-factor sunscreen.
Clinical studies have shown that fading occurs most actively in the six to eight weeks after the procedure, then melanin recovers in the next few weeks, and the skin texture returns to normal, thus helping to reduce the chances of unwanted side effects. The degree of fading depends mostly on the activity of the phagocytes in the skin, so the result is different to everyone.
Treatment in steps, duration:
The following steps should be performed 2-3 times a day for 4 days:
- For 3-4 days, gently apply the area with ialus gel, after that treat it with ialus plus cream until complete healing.
- Bandage the lubricated area with sterile gauze.
- Full recovery is usually 2-3 weeks, during this time no external contaminants should touch this area.
- Healing is accelerated by plenty of fluids consumption, at least 3 liters per day is recommended.
After tattoo removal:
- After treatment, mild redness (inflamed skin) and a sore, stinging sensation similar to sunburn may occur, and follow-up should be done accordingly.
- For those with more sensitive skin, a white coating may form on the treated area, which will later peel off on its own.
- After the treatment, peeling, blistering, and sunburn-like symptoms may occur.
- For the first week blisters may appear on the treated area and it should be treated as a burn injury.
- For the first 24 hours, you can apply an ice bandage or a cold compress for 1-2 hours.
In the first 10 days:
- The area should be protected from too hot water and do no soak the area.
- Sauna, tanning salon and sunbathing should be avoided.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.