If you have a tattoo that you either no longer like or that was done poorly, then you likely want to get tattoo removal. Thankfully, there are many locations that offer tattoo removal. To remove your tattoo, a laser is used to remove the color pigment from your skin. The laser does this by breaking down the ink of the tattoo into smaller pigments, these pigments are then going to be absorbed by your body. While this process can be very successful, it is import that you take care of yourself during recovery. This can promote healing and help you to get the best results possible. This article will discuss 3 tips for recovering from tattoo removal.
Only Take Tylenol For Your Pain
If you are experiencing pain after your tattoo removal, whether it be due to inflammation, blisters, scabbing, etc., it is going to be in your best interest to only take Tylenol. Other medications, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, should be avoided because they can increase the risk of having your tattoo site bleed and bruise. Since the last thing you want is to make your surgical site worse, this is something that you don't want to forget.
Use Sunscreen On The Tattoo Removal Site
No matter where the tattoo removal site is on your body, you are going to want to apply sunscreen to it. Whether your tattoo is directly exposed to the sun, or if it is exposed to the sun through a shirt or shorts, it is going to need protection because the skin is so sensitive. You are also going to want to make sure that this sunscreen has a fairly high SPF, so as to best protect it. You may want to ask the medical professional who removed your tattoo what sunscreens they recommend to be the least irritating to the tattoo removal site when applied.
Massage The Treated Area
As stated earlier, the laser is going to break down the ink of the tattoo into smaller pigments, which are then going to slowly be absorbed by your body. A great way to speed this process up, and make it more effective, is to massage the removal site. Massaging the pigments of the tattoo that are left will help them to break down even more, which will in turn allow them to be absorbed by the body at a faster rate than if you left them alone. Just be sure you massage gently, so as to not create any more irritation to this area.
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