It is a big step to decide to have a laser tattoo removal procedure. Some people would say it is almost as big a step as having a tattoo done. Although there is really nothing to be concerned about having a tattoo removal treatment, you may still be a little nervous because you’ve heard that it can be painful and will take some time to heal. That is why we have put together this guide to some tips you can follow to make your laser tattoo removal session go smoothly and help reduce the pain it could cost.
Use Numbing Cream
One thing you can do before you go along for your tattoo removal procedure is to apply tattoo numbing cream to your ink. This will help take a lot of the edge off the pain that having a high-powered laser fired at your skin can have. Tattoo Numb is a particularly popular brand of tattoo numbing cream, and with good reason, it is renowned for its effectiveness.
Choose Aftercare Creams
Just as using numbing creams before your treatment will help to reduce the pain it causes, there are also aftercare creams you can take after the treatment. A good quality cream could help increase the speed of the skin’s natural healing process and ensure it stays hydrated to keep infections at bay.
Avoid Exposure to Hot or Humid Environments and Sun Exposure
One of the most important steps you can take to protect your skin following a tattoo removal procedure is to control how much exposure it has to hot and humid environments. You need to take especially good care to protect your skin from overexposure to direct sunlight. This can put more pressure on healing skin and could even damage it. As an extension of this, you should also avoid activities like saunas, steam rooms, and swimming. While we are not suggesting you can never do any of these things again, we are recommending that you avoid them until your skin has sufficiently healed.
If you have read enough of these blog posts, related to any form of medical treatment or surgery, you will know by now that one of the tips is always going to be about leading a healthy lifestyle. Regardless of what you did before you had your laser tattoo removal treatment, you need to take good care of yourself and your skin. The healing process relies on your immune system and to maintain your immune system you need to make sure you have regular exercise, a healthy and balanced diet, drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep.
We are not about to dictate what you should and should not do, but if you really want your removal area to heal quickly, you need to cut down or completely cut out drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes.
Stick to a Consistent Tattoo Removal Schedule
It is unlikely that your tattoo will be removed completely after just one session. That is why we suggest you continue to consistently follow the above tips each and every time you go along for tattoo removal procedures.