After Treatment & Care

  • Ice may be used to soothe your tattoo after treatment.  You may apply ice to affected area alternating 15 minutes on/45 minutes off.

  • You can apply unscented topical gels and creams such as aloe vera and A&D ointment to area immediately after treatment.  A&D ointment helps reduce inflammation, itching, irritation and helps to prevent scarring. You can also apply antibiotic ointment especially if you develop blisters/scabs.

  • If blisters develop, allow them to pop on their own.  Apply triple antibiotic ointment and gauze daily.  Make sure to have at least 8 weeks between your next treatment to allow for proper healing.  

  • To prevent scarring, tattoo must remain covered for at least 2-3 weeks after treatment if it will be exposed to direct sunlight/sun tanning beds.  For indirect sunlight, apply a broad spectrum SPF of at least 25 to treatment area daily for any tattoo that is being treated and uncovered.

  • For itching, you may apply hydro-cortisone cream.  Please follow directions carefully on packaging and do not use for longer than 7 days consecutively.  

  • NO direct sun to treatment area 2-3 weeks after treatment.  This will greatly increase risks of scarring.  If you will be in direct sun, keep treatment area completely covered.

  • Showering after is fine, however, NO swimming or baths for at least 72 hours after treatment to avoid infection.  

  • Avoid exercise 24-48 hours after treatment.  For larger tattoos being treated, please wait at least 48 hours.

  • For tattoos on the legs/feet, elevate treated leg/foot as often as you can for at least the first 72 hours after treatment.  Massaging the area 5-10 minutes daily and wearing compression socks will improve circulation to the site and help fade the tattoo faster.

  • Drinking plenty of water, exercising regularly and massaging around the treatment area 5-10 minutes daily will help fade your tattoo quicker!

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