After the procedure the area may be red or swollen, as if mildly sunburned, for five days to several weeks. There may be some bruising, and with deeper tattoos bleeding is not uncommon. Usually there will be pinpoint bleeding associated with the treatment. An antibacterial ointment and a dressing will be applied to the area. The treated area should be kept clean with continued application of any ointment given to you by your laser therapist.
A shower can be taken but you must keep the skin clean and dry for 5-7 seven days and the treated area should not be scrubbed. Recovery times depend on the extent of the treatment and the individual’s capacity to heal. Redness, sensitivity or even blistering may continue for several weeks, and there may be discolouration and a change in skin texture in the area, which will gradually improve.
You can choose to benefit from the ‘Multilase’ system, which is specifically designed for reducing the inflammation, redness and discomfort, and in general quicker recovery after your laser procedure (optional).
We are now equipped with Zimmer Cryo 6 system that is designed to blow cold air on the skin and to cool down the treated area whilst undergoing laser procedure , to – 30 degrees to minimise possible side effects and heat generated by laser. The cold air will also numb and sooth the skin, making it as comfortable as possible.
You should avoid exposing the treated area to the sun, as this may retard healing and hyper-pigmentation. You may not notice significant results until several treatments have been completed. Most people are satisfied with the pigment removal achieved through laser treatment. It is important to remember, however, that your skin will never look as it did before you had the tattoo, even though the tattooed pigment has been removed. At the end of treatments, in most cases hyper or hypo pigmentation or even mild skin irregularities can occur.