Lasers can do remarkable things when it comes to removing once permanent tattoos. With such powerful technology on your side, effective tattoo removal is more attainable than ever. However, because laser tattoo removal treatments can be a major commitment, many people want to know how they can get the most out of their treatments. Beyond the ability of your physician and laser tattoo removal technology, there are things you can do starting now to optimize your treatment and results. Here are our expert tips on getting the most out of your treatment.
Before you ever receive a laser tattoo removal treatment, you can prepare your skin for the procedure. It’s important to refrain from smoking for about a month before and after the laser tattoo removal process. Because smoking has many affects on the body, including narrowing blood vessels and the decreasing flow of oxygen, it can delay proper healing. Next, remember to limit sun exposure to the tattoo in the days prior to your laser tattoo removal appointment to avoid irritation.
To continue to get the most out of your treatments, it’s vital to properly care for the skin being treated. We recommend patients wear a broad spectrum SPF of 25 or higher on the area in between tattoo removal treatments and following the final treatment to keep the skin best protected.
It’s also important to also avoid wearing makeup or medication on the treated area for about 48 hours following a laser treatment. To increase comfort and further care for treated skin between and after treatments, we recommend keeping the area moisturized with a product like Aquaphor or vitamin E oil.
Stay on track
Of course, to ultimately get the most out of your laser tattoo removal, it’s important to stay on track with your tattoo removal treatments. Most tattoos require multiple laser treatments, anywhere from 4 to 12 sessions, so continuing with routine treatments is key in successful tattoo removal.
At LeBeau Clinic, we offer laser tattoo removal in Pensacola and along the Gulf Coast with the most advanced laser system on the market. We welcome you to contact us to schedule a consultation and find out how we can treat your tattoo.