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Laser Tattoo Removal Aftercare

It is important that you adhere carefully to the instructions provided to you by your technician.

Failure to do so can lead to infection and in rare cases, scarring of the site.


Careful attention needs to be taken when caring for your tattoo removal post procedure.

Within the next week your tattoo site will start to heal, do not pick or pull at the treated area.


It will take 24hrs for your skin to establish a protective barrier; so be careful not to touch it as you could introduce an infection during this time.


After your treatment you may notice:

- 'Frosting' on the skin (white raised vapour bubbles) which will gradually subside.

- Tiny spots of pin prick bleeding.

- Raised treatment area.

- Redness.

- Itching.

- Bruising.

- Blistering (DO NOT POP).

- A micro-scab can form over the wound approximately 5 days post-procedure, let this come away naturally, DO NOT PICK. (It can look like dry skin). Picking is the main cause of scarring.


Cool packs can be used to cool and soothe the area, and to help reduce redness and swelling.

Please put a clean barrier between the area treated and the cool pack.


Please let the area 'dry heal'. Do not apply creams or ointments, other than any supplied by your laser technician.


Keep the removal site out of direct sunlight for at least 2 weeks post treatment, and thereafter apply SPF50 for the next 4 weeks when exposed.


You may notice the area is slightly lighter or darker after treatment. In most cases this will resolve itself.


You may notice textural changes to the skin. These are normally caused by the original tattoo rather than the removal process.


If you intend to have a cover up, please wait for at least 8 weeks to allow for full skin healing.




If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch.

Email -

Phone - 01298 937048


If you are concerned that the area has become infected, or if you feel unwell following your procedure, please contact your GP and then notify your laser technician.

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