- Immediately after treatment there might be slight bruising, bleeding and/or blistering depending on the treatment and energy used on the treated area.
- If blisters appear use a clean needle or lance to drain the blisters. Repeat this procedure several times until all the blisters are gone.
- DO NOT COVER the area as it starts to heal. Let it dry out. Keep the area rom prolonged direct sunlight for the next week.
- DO NOT PICK if a scab does form.
- If there is any drainage or liquid oozing of the treated area, apply Neosporin or Bacitracin. Neosporin or Bacitracin can also be used if the area becomes itchy or tight. The drier you keep it the better the results.
- CALL THE OFFICE AT 720-361-2723 if the are continues to be swollen, bleeding or pus is associated.
The following problems may occur with tattoo removal:
Slight pain, purpura (epidermal bruising), swelling, redness, blistering, bleeding or crusting is common.
Rarely, hyper-pigmentation, infection, scaring, textural changes, allergic reactions and unforeseen complications may happen and can last up to many months, years or permanently.
When your tattoo was first applied, the pigment attached itself to the dermal layer of your skin in a liquid form.
When your Certified Laser Specialist (CLS) treats you tattoo with 532nm, 694nm, 1064nm wavelengths the laser energy passes harmlessly through the top layer of skin and breaks up some of the ink into small particles that are absorbed (metabolized) by the immune system.
Also, some of the ink absorbs the laser energy and will become a crystallized solid, then your skin will push it out (exfoliate) like a splinter.
Patients sometimes notice that not much happens to the tattoo after the initial treatment. this is normal as the body takes 4 – 6 weeks to digest the ink in the tattoo. Several treatments are necessary and will depend on the age of the tattoo, location on your body, amount of ink and colors used in the tattoo.
If you have questions or concerns please don not hesitate to contact our office at 720-361-2723 at any time you may contact your doctor if you have any concerns as well.