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Laser Tattoo Removal 
Pretreatment & Posttreatment Instructions

As revolutionary as the PicoSure Laser is, you still need to pay close attention to your tattoo in the days following your laser removal session. Knowing what's normal, what's not and how to care for your skin will help yield the best possible results.

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Precautions to take BEFORE  your treatment:

  •  No sun exposure, tanning beds and sunless tanning cream for 4 weeks prior to Treatment. 

  • Sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of the laser treatment and can increase the chance of Post treatment complications.

  • Use a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

  • Apply to the treated area every 2 hours when exposed to the sun

  • And it is recommended to make this a part of your skin care routine.

  • Remove all makeup, creams or oils prior to treatment.

  • Be sure to inform your care provider if you have ever had cosmetic tattoos or cosmetic

  • Pigmentation or permanent makeup applied near the area of treatment.

  • If possible, shave the area the night before treatment.

  • Drink a minimum of 8 cups of water.

 

Instructions FOLLOWING your laser treatment:

  • After cleansing, apply a thin layer of ointment to the treated tattoo.
     

  • Avoid sun exposure to the treated area. Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply to the treated area every 2 hours when exposed to the sun and it is recommended to make this a part of your skin care routine.
     

  •  Clean area daily with mild soap and water and pat dry. Do not shave the treated area if crusting is evident.
     

  • Avoid sun exposure between treatments. If sun exposure is unavoidable, apply SPF 30+ to protect exposed, treated areas.
     

  • Apply moisturizers for sensitive skin as needed For patients who are prone to break outs or have sebaceous skin, consider waiting.
     

  • 24 hours before applying any topical products do not rub or scratch the area.

  • Discomfort may be relieved by using cool gel packs or acetaminophen. If blistering occurs, keep the area moist by applying ointment 3 times per day or antibiotic ointment.

  • Do not enter swimming pools or hot tubs until treated areas are healed.

  • No swimming or using hot tubs for 48 hours post-treatment.

  • Drink a minimum of 8 cups of Water per day.

 

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