At Zapatat, we understand the importance of proper skincare after tattoo removal. Our innovative Accelerated Removal Technique (ART) has made removing unwanted tattoos more effective and less painful. However, caring for your skin post-treatment is crucial to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.
In this blog post, we’ll cover the essential steps you need to take for optimal tattoo removal aftercare and how to maintain healthy skin throughout the healing process.
Keep the Area Clean
After your tattoo removal, one of the most important steps is keeping the treated area clean and free from bacteria. Use a gentle antibacterial soap to wash the area at least twice a day, ensuring that you are being careful not to scrub or irritate the skin. Next, gently dab the area with a clean towel to dry it, making sure not to rub the skin, as this could lead to additional irritation.
Apply Scent-Free Lotion
Keeping your skin moisturized after tattoo removal is essential to promote healing and prevent dryness. We recommend using a scent-free lotion to avoid any potential irritation from fragrances once your treated area has been fully-healed (after 7-14 days of initial tattoo removal process). Apply the lotion to the treated area several times a day, depending on the dryness of your skin. Some popular scent-free lotions include Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. Additionally, Bio Oil is highly recommended to promote healing and prevent dryness.
Avoid Sun Exposure
After your tattoo removal procedure , your skin may be more sensitive to sunlight, increasing the risk of sunburn and pigmentation issues. Be sure to protect the treated area by covering it with loose, breathable clothing outdoors. Additionally, once the skin has healed, use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 and plus to prevent sun damage.
Follow Your Provider’s Instructions
Our skilled professionals at Zapatat will provide personalized skincare instructions after tattoo removal. It’s essential to follow these guidelines closely to achieve optimal outcomes and minimize the risk of complications. However, if you experience any unusual symptoms or have concerns during the healing process, don’t hesitate to contact our team for guidance.
Proper hydration is vital for your general well-being and your skin’s recuperation following tattoo removal. Drinking plenty of water aids in eliminating toxins from your system and enhances your skin’s elasticity, facilitating quicker recovery. Therefore, strive to consume at least eight glasses of water daily to ensure your skin stays moisturized and in good health.
Avoid Excessive Exercise and Swimming
After your tattoo removal treatment, avoiding activities that can cause excessive sweating or contact with water, such as swimming or taking long baths, is important. Excessive moisture can delay the healing process and increase the risk of infection. Consult with your Zapatat professional to determine when it’s safe to resume your regular exercise routine and other activities. Absolutely no submerging into water until fully healed (about 14 days).
Healing after tattoo removal can take time, and patience is essential throughout the process. Your skin may require several weeks to recover fully, and it’s crucial to allow it the time it needs to heal properly. Remember that each person’s skin is different, and the healing process may vary depending on the size and location of the tattoo, your skin type, and the specific removal technique used.
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Following the abovementioned essential steps can ensure optimal skincare after tattoo removal and a smooth, successful recovery. If you’re considering tattoo removal and want to learn more about our Accelerated Removal Technique (ART) and how it can benefit you, we invite you to book a free consultation with our team of experts at Zapatat.