Post-Care Guide for Laser Tattoo Removal with PicoWay

After undergoing laser tattoo removal with the PicoWay system, adhering to proper aftercare instructions is crucial for optimal healing and to minimize potential side effects. Here’s a detailed guide for your post-treatment care:

Do’s:

Keep the Area Clean: Gently clean the treated area with mild soap and water. Pat the area dry; do not rub.

Apply a Healing Ointment: Use a prescribed or recommended ointment, such as antibiotic ointment, to the treated area and cover it with a sterile dressing, as advised by your technician.

Use Cool Compresses: If you experience swelling, apply a cool compress to the area for intervals of 10-15 minutes.

Sun Protection: Protect the treated area from sun exposure by covering it with a bandage or clothing and using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher when exposed.

Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to help your body heal.

Don’ts:

Avoid Scratching or Picking: Do not scratch, pick, or peel the treated skin. This can lead to scarring or infection.

No Swimming or Soaking: Avoid swimming pools, hot tubs, and soaking in the bath for at least 1-2 weeks post-treatment, or until the skin has fully healed.

Skip Rigorous Activities: Avoid strenuous exercise and activities that cause excessive sweating for at least 24-48 hours after treatment.

Avoid Other Skin Treatments: Refrain from using other skin treatments, such as exfoliating agents or bleaching creams, on the treated area until it has completely healed.

Limit Heat Exposure: Stay away from saunas, steam rooms, and hot showers that can increase the skin’s temperature and cause irritation.

Important Alerts:

Seek Medical Attention if Necessary: If you notice any signs of infection (excessive redness, swelling, pus), or if you experience unusual pain, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Remember:

The healing process following PicoWay laser tattoo removal varies from person to person. It’s important to follow these aftercare instructions carefully and to keep all follow-up appointments with your treatment provider. Report any unusual or concerning symptoms to your healthcare provider promptly. Proper aftercare is essential for the best results and to minimize the risk of complications.