Does tattoo removal leave scars?
No! Not generally. The removal process itself should not lead to scarring. If quality laser tattoo removal equipment is utilized by specialists, in fact, there is a low risk of scars. If there are scars, however, they will remain. The laser can remove the tattoo ink, but not scar tissue in the original tattoo.
Problems with scarring do arise from elimination treatments but rather with improper before and aftercare. It is vitally important that proper care be given to the affected skin prior to and after treatment(s). Here are 7 tips.
7 Tips to Prevent Laser Tattoo Removal Scars
1.Seek Out Qualified Removal Experts with Up-to-Date Equipmen
- Seek Out Qualified Removal Experts with Up-to-Date Equipment
As technology has progressed, the danger of removal scarring has reduced significantly. Equipment that is older would heat the skin tissue to the purpose of causing harm and scars. Lasers such as the Q-Switched laser shatter ink particles leaving the skin unharmed.
- As technology has progressed, the danger of removal scarring has reduced significantly. Equipment that is older would heat the skin tissue to the purpose of causing harm and scars. Lasers such as the Q-Switched laser shatter ink particles leaving the skin unharmed.
- Choose a clinic with technicians and up-to-date equipment. The equipment in the hands of a trained professional will decrease your risk of scars exponentially.
2.Do not Rush to the Finish Line
Allow healing time between treatments. Expect that opportunity to be 4-8 weeks. Patience will return better results.
3.Resist the Temptation to Scrape, Itch, or Pop
- You may experience redness, scabbing, blisters, swelling, or itching, after having a tattoo removal treatment. This is a part
- Process and can last from a few hours to a few weeks. It’s your immune system doing its work.
- Picking at scabs or popping blisters may lead to scarring and the potential. Blisters and scabs need to heal. Apply ointment when needed and as recommended.
- For the same reasons, avoid shaving in the area. You may resume shaving after the area has healed properly (within 1-2 weeks).
- You can not ignore it and if you’re itchy, choose to gently slap against your skin instead of scratch it.
4.Maintain the Treated Area Clean and Dry
- Wash the treated area with soap and water or MILD a few times a day. Dirt can inhibit recovery and lead to side affects, therefore it is necessary to exercise cleanliness. Inflame healing skin. Also, avoid letting high pulsating water hit the area.
- Do not rub your skin dry as that can prematurely cause scabs to come off, forcing the body slow down the healing process, to form new ones, and leave scars. Choose to PAT dry instead.
- Until any scabs and blisters are healed do not swim or soak in hot tubs or baths. Why? These areas of water contain bacteria that can permeate wounds and cause infection and scarring.
Drinking loads of water before and after treatment helps accelerate the healing process.
6.Respect the Sun
- Keep your tattoo. Your skin will be sensitive to direct sunlight for several months after your treatment. In actuality, the sun slow down the recovery process and can cause blistering. Keep the treated area covered to avoid burns and scars.
- WEAR SUNSCREEN, rather with an SPF 30 when you need to be outdoors. Also, start looking for a sunscreen which contains zinc. Wear it if your clothes cover it. The sunlight can penetrate through clothing.
- Side Note: Avoid scented lotions as it is healing, since they can irritate skin.
7.Say NO to Vices
- Smoking can reduce the success of tattoo removal by as much as 70%. Why? It restricts circulation, lowering the possibility that the ink particles that are shattered will be carried away from the tattoo. This causes a longer time and slower fading to see removal conclusion.
- Do not drink a lot of alcohol. Alcohol impede the ability of liver and your kidneys to flush out the ink and can dehydrate your skin. By drinking water rather than alcohol, ensure your organs are working at maximum performance and you will see better, faster results.
More Aftercare Recommendations
Recommendations and follow instructions provided by your removal expert as closely as possible.
- Ointment and change dressing. This will protect your skin. Your specialist will advise on the ointment options for you.
- After 3 days (or whatever time period your specialist recommends), remove your bandages and expose your skin to air. Dry out the area treated by the laser and air is required to cure.
- Use a cold compress, if you experience discomfort or inflammation and take Tylenol. Aspirins and ibuprofen shouldn’t be taken as they raise the risk of bruising or bleeding.
- Massage it around for around 5-10 minutes daily once the area has healed.
- This will stimulate your lamps to clean away the cells holding the ink particles and speed up the removal process.