•The laser treatment may create a superficial burn wound.
•Immediate whitening of the treated area, which lasts for several minutes.
•Many patients develop blisters, crusts, or scabs within 24-72 hours, which may last for 1-2 weeks.
•Some swelling and redness around the treated area may be expected.
•Some patients experience bruising or swelling.
•Don not pick at the scab or allow the skin to become abraded, as this may result in infection and scarring.
•The treated area may be pink or pale after the scab lseparates.
•Loss of skin pigment in the treated area (usually temporary) is common.
•Complete healing is usually seen in 6-8 weeks.
Apply cool compresses as necessary for 24 hours after the laser treatment. This may provide some relief if the area is uncomfortable and will reduce inflammation. Plain Tylenol is usually all that is needed for discomfort (avoid aspirin- may cause excess swelling and bruising). Do not apply makeup or any cream medication not prescribed by our office for 48 hours. Avoid sun exposure until healed and then wear sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher for 6 months.
After treatment of a tattoo or age spot, an antibiotic ointment and sterile dressing will be applied. Keep this ccovered for 24 hours, then begin cleaning the treated area daily with a mild soap and water. Gently pat the treated area dry. Apply a thin coating of Triple antibiotic ointment twice a day for three days. Keep covered for three days changing your bandage twice a day.
If the area looks infected (thick honey colored crust and oozing, or spreading redness), you experience unusual discomfort or bleeding, or your teperature becomes elevated please call our office immeidatley at 503.387.3105. For more information please visit our website at www.oregontattooremoval.com.
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Our staff is expertly trained and certified in the Nd:Yag Q-switched laser tattoo removal systems. and can permanently remove most tattoos with little to no side effects.