Laser tattoo removal in Melbourne has gain immense popularity due to its effectiveness in removing tattoos with a very little risk of skin scarring. Tattoo removal procedure essentially creates a minor skin wound and blistering, which is completely natural and needs some aftercare to avoid any infection.

Some people may even experience a bit swelling or bruise but that is a sign of the beginning of healing process. To help alleviate these normal side effects of tattoo removal in Melbourne and speed up the recovery process, we have listed few essential tattoo removal aftercare tips. These tips will help you in a faster recovery.

What To Expect Just After Laser Tattoo Removal In Melbourne?

Laser tattoo removal technology gives you a choice to remove that unwanted or faded tattoo by undergoing a simple and effective Melbourne tattoo removal procedure.

But before undergoing any tattoo removal procedure, it’s vital to be aware of what you can expect after laser tattoo removal. The tattoo removal treatment put some stress on the treated area. This stress works to eradicate the ink from your skin.

Here are a few Common Side Effects of Laser Tattoo Removal:

  • Bruising
  • Tingling
  • Blisters
  • Itching
  • Skin Discolouration

It important to know, that everyone’s skin is different and reacts differently to laser tattoo removal. The solution is to strictly adhere to the aftercare instructions. It will aid in healing your body more rapidly after each session. The faster your skin heals, the faster you can schedule your next Melbourne tattoo removal session.

Laser Tattoo Removal Healing Process

Depending on the laser technology, the healing and recovery time remarkably differs. Q-switched lasers are one of the most common technologies used for tattoo removal in Melbourne.

During the treatment, the skin can turn into a frosty white colour. This result due to the release of CO2 on the skin’s upper layer and it resembles a white frosting.

After few hours, your skin may start to peel and blister which takes around 3-14 days to completely fade away. Some people may even experience very light bleeding. These after-effects are completely normal, as your body is trying to heal itself by shedding the damaged skin. To soothe the treated skin, your tattoo removal Melbourne expert should apply an ice-pack.

It takes almost 6-8 weeks for your body to completely remove the ink pigments. After 6-8 weeks, the treatment can be conducted again.

Laser Tattoo Removal Aftercare Tips

  • Keep the treated area clean and dry
  • Avoid excessive friction or any restrictive clothing over the treated skin
  • Avoid hot baths and sauna
  • Avoid getting into a swimming pool
  • Avoid applying makeup, perfume or creams to the infected area
  • Wash the area gently with soap and water
  • Do not shave, rub or scratch the treated area
  • Avoid sun contact and use sunscreens with SPF 30 or more when outdoors
  • Boost up your immune system
  • Stay stress-free
If the treated area feels warm or tender:
  • Apply ice-pack, but do not apply ice directly on the skin as it may cause itching
  • Avoid using creams and lotions other than recommended by your laser technician.

We always advise our clients about the most effective aftercare tips. Apart from Melbourne tattoo removal treatment, we offer many other clinical treatments. You can browse our website and check out our range of services. If you have any further questions, you can call us at 03 9481 7272.