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Tips to Ease Your Recovery from Tattoo Removal

Tattoo removal means that regrettable ink does not have to be a permanent fixture on your body anymore. This procedure can remove any trace of ink particles but can take weeks to heal. Here are some tips to ease the aftermath.

The affected skin needs to be kept completely dry and clean during recovery. The area should be sanitized on a frequent basis by washing with soap and water. It is crucial to not rub or cause disruption, so gently pat the skin to dry. Antibiotic ointment should be applied to keep away bacteria. Itching is a common complaint after laser tattoo removal. This is due to the dehydrating effect the procedure has on the skin. Applying Aquaphor, Vitamin E ointment, or hydrocortisone cream to the previously inked spot, can help to seal in moisture and reduce the irritating dryness. Any temptation to scratch the skin must be resisted, as this can lead to infection or scarring. A cold compress can help lessen inflammation and discomfort. This can be beneficial in the twenty-four hours following tattoo removal. It is acceptable to take plain Tylenol, or acetaminophen, to manage any pain. Aspirin should not be taken as it increases the chances of bruising, bleeding, or both.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial to achieve a quicker recovery. The wellbeing of your body is dependent on many factors. It is important to get the recommended eight hours of sleep each night. Besides making you feel better, the sleep will boost the immune system and prevent any illnesses. Hydration is another key component to speeding up the healing process. Water breaks up the ink particles of the tattoo and essentially aids in flushing it from your system. Drinking eight glasses of water a day is suggested for everyone, but it is extra beneficial for those who have undergone tattoo removal. A balanced and nutritional diet will strengthen the immune system. Fresh fruits and vegetables as well as lean protein will ensure your body has all the necessary minerals and vitamins to fight infection and heal. Alcohol should be avoided as it will only cause dehydration and compromise the immune system. Exercise is also good for the skin. Working out can increase blood flow, which promotes the elimination and disposal of pigment particles. Any activity that causes increased circulation is helpful for recovery. Anyone who endures laser treatment should temporarily quit smoking cigarettes for optimal skin restoration. Smoking depletes the body of vitamins, so once you have quit, your immune system will naturally experience a boost. Lifestyle choices have a large impact on the speed of recuperation.

Lexington Tattoo Removal is the premier choice in laser tattoo removal. We use the most advanced technology to ensure our clients receive the finest results possible. We are one of only several locations in the United States to feature the most powerful tri-wavelength laser on the market. If you have any questions or concerns, our certified specialists can walk you through the procedure and ease any worry you may have. We are located in Lexington, KY and provide service to the surrounding area. Call us today to schedule a consultation appointment.