ICE: We will provide patients with an ice compress immediately following tattoo removal treatment. Alternate the compress on and off every 1 to 3 minutes as needed. DO NOT leave ice on the treated area for more than 3-5 minutes at a time. The ice helps to alleviate the heat felt in the skin and also helps to prevent blistering. Natural Aloe Vera gel may also be applied.
MOISTURIZE: Patients need to keep the treated tattoo moisturized following their session. Patients can use Aquaphor 3-4 times a day for the first 3 days after treatment to promote healing and reduce itching and irritation. DO NOT USE Neosporin or any other antibiotic ointments; use of these may increase the chance of blistering.
Skin Reactions: It is not uncommon for the tattooed skin to exhibit a tissue or skin reaction after each treatment, and the reaction could be different each time. This is a normal response. Below is a brief list of signs and symptoms of normal after treatment skin reactions:
The treatment site appears unchanged or appears brighter.
The area appears white, pink, or red.
The treatment site has pinpoint bleeding, blistering, and swelling.