Is blistering normal after my first Picosure Laser Tattoo Removal? (photos)
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Blistering & PicoSure
Blistering after PicoSure tattoo removal treatment
Blistering is not as common after PicoSure tattoo removal treatment as it is after treatment with other lasers, but it does happen. If it does happen, it is less and less likely to happen with each subsequent treatment. We always recommend that tattoo removal patients avoid heat on the treated area for 24 hours post-treatment, and consider using ice, especially for the 1st few hours. Blistering is more common on the lower leg and foot than on the upper body because of reduced blood flow. The blisters should be treated like those from a sun burn; do not puncture (pop) them. If you must, use a sterile needle to drain the fluid, but keep the overlying skin otherwise intact and in place to protect the healing area. We recommend keeping it elevated as much as possible and avoid heat (hot tub, hard cardio workout, working outside in Texas in August, etc) for 24 hours after laser treatment and as long as you have blisters.
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