While tattoos are intended to be permanent, there are many instances when a tattoo that once seemed like a good idea is no longer a great fit. Luckily, Skin Renewal of Tulsa offers laser tattoo removal services that break up the pigment in your skin, lightening and eventually removing the tattoo. In order for your tattoo removal process to be as effective as possible, it’s important to keep up with your skin care and follow our team’s instructions regarding aftercare. Here are some general tips to help your tattoo removal in Tulsa to go as smoothly as possible.
Do Not Pick at the Treatment Area
Your skin may experience some mild irritation directly after your laser session. In particular, you may experience some of the common signs of a sunburn. Although it can be tempting to pick or peel off the skin in the affected area, you should avoid this at all costs, as it could lead to unnecessary side effects that could have otherwise been avoided. Wear clothing that covers the area if you’re worried about picking at it.
Keep the Area Clean
When your skin is clean, it can heal much faster than if there is dirt and bacteria on it. Make sure you are rinsing your treatment area every day with clean, cool water. This will soothe the skin and get anything off of the area that could cause irritation. Make sure not to rub the area dry, but instead, use gentle patting motions. Talk to our laser practitioner about what products are safe to apply to the area and which ones are not. For example, certain oils can be very soothing for your skin during this process and help the skin heal more quickly.
Do Not Smoke or Put Excess Stress on Your Body
When your body is experiencing stress in some form, it is zapped of its ability to heal. While you are having your laser tattoo removal treatments done, you should treat your body with extra levels of kindness. This means avoiding overworking yourself, as well as avoiding things that can do damage to the body, like smoking, using drugs, or excess drinking.
If you have a tattoo that you are unhappy with, investing in laser tattoo removal can help you feel happier and more confident in your skin. To get started and learn more about some tips to make sure your treatment goes smoothly, talk to the experts at Skin Renewal of Tulsa during your initial consultation at our office in Tulsa. Contact us today to book your appointment.