Laser Tattoo Removal

Individuals undergoing laser tattoo removal  Melbourne may be interested in expediting the healing process and minimizing side effects and discomfort commonly associated with the treatment.

Tattoo Removal

During laser tattoo removal treatments, heat is used to break apart tattoo pigment. This allows the body's natural processes to remove the particles over time. After the treatment, some common side effects include itching, swelling, minor burns, blistering, and frosting. Your skin may turn white briefly right after the treatment. Blisters and scabs may form about 12 hours later, taking about a week or two to heal. As the scabs separate from the skin, it may appear pale or pink. Full healing typically takes six or eight weeks.


  • After tattoo removal Melbourne, your skin may experience frosting in the treated area due to the heat causing gas or plasma formation. This can result in the release of carbon dioxide. Swelling and redness are common immediately following the treatment. Consider taking Tylenol or ibuprofen and using a cold compress to reduce symptoms. Avoid using aspirin.
  • After your laser treatment, a dressing will be applied. Keep it on for at least eight to 12 hours. Once removed, clean the area twice daily with mild soap and water, then gently pat it dry.
  • Medical professionals typically suggest applying a healing serum to the treated area twice daily for at least three days after treatment to soothe the skin and aid in healing. It is advised not to apply a bandage during this time.
  • Avoid disturbing the skin while it is healing. Blisters may form; do not pop them. Scabs may also form; do not pick at them. If a blister oozes, change the dressing twice daily until drainage stops.
  • Refraining from shaving or waxing the treated area until the skin has fully healed is recommended.
  • After the treatment, it is important to only use the healing serum recommended by the doctor and avoid applying any other lotions, creams, or makeup to the area for the first few days.
  • Refraining from swimming, using hot tubs, and visiting saunas until the skin has fully healed is recommended.
  • It is recommended to avoid activities that may lead to excessive sweating for the first two to seven days following treatment, as sweating can potentially interfere with the healing process. This includes exercise and other physical activities.
  • After the initial healing phase, applying sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 25 is recommended to your skin.
  • It is important to regularly check your skin to ensure proper healing.

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