PicoSure Tattoo Removal Aftercare

PicoSure Tattoo Removal

 

TREATMENT REGIMEN & HOME CARE

 

Before TREATMENT:

  • Avoid any prolonged sun or tanning exposure (This also includes Airbrush tanning or stains) 2 weeks before treatment.
  • On the day of treatment keep treatment area clean & avoid any products or lotions in the area. 

WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED? 

  • Your skin may feel warm or sunburned.
  • You may experience redness, tenderness, & blistering. The blisters may become large and join. 
  • The skin may have a grayish hue after laser. This skin may peel off.
  • Infection is uncommon.  However, if you experience any unusual symptoms, contact our office immediately.  Signs of infection include yellow or green drainage, redness or increasing redness, fever, or a streak of red running up your arm or leg.  If you have any of these symptoms contact our office immediately.

PICOSURE with ACTIVE F/X:  In some cases, we administer an Active F/X (a CO2 laser) treatment in combination with Picosure treatment. With these laser combinations, reactions may be more intense and include redness, swelling, burning & possible bleeding in treated area.  

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • CLEAN: Use a soothing cleanser with no abrasives & tepid water. Make sure your hands are clean & pat dry with a towel. Do not rub skin!! 
  • HEAL: Post laser creams such as Silver Healing cream should be used to help skin heal & aid to prevent scarring.  Use non-adhesive bandages to cover. 
  • PROTECT: Immediately after treatment area has healed using SPF diligently to protect the area from the sun in between treatments. If exposed, it causes scarring & delays future treatments. Allure offers chemical free SPF, protection without irritation. 

   AVOID:

  • Sunlight. A minimum of 2 weeks after treatment. SPF is a MUST!!
  • Swimming or other exposures to chemicals until the skin has healed.
  • Do NOT peel skin or pop blisters. Let the skin remain on as a barrier like a band-aid; it will heal faster.
  • Exercise or other strenuous activity for 24 hours. Sweating & gym environment can be harmful due to bacteria & may cause an adverse reaction. It also encourages the swelling process.

TIPS & TRICKS:

  • Your Aesthetician can provide product education for your best result. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your procedure, feel free to contact our office (586) 992-8300.