What can I do for blisters after Laser Tattoo Removal? (photos)
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Blistering is not uncommon after the tattoo removal. It is better to leave it alone , it might take a few days to heal . What you can do is apply gently Aquaphor or Vaseline (petrolatum) , not sure what is your brand name in your country . Cover it with a sterile cover dressing and change it every 24 hrs for the first few days after treatment if it happens again . I wound recommend to verify with your health care provider that has done the treatment for the best post –care guidelines.
Thank you for your question in regards to tattoo removal. Blistering is not completely uncommon after a laser tattoo removal treatment. It is best to just leave them alone and let heal. Do not pick or scratch blisters. This could cause you to have scarring once healed. To be sure what is best for you, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment. I hope this helps.
Blistering Is Not Uncommon
Blistering after laser tattoo removal is not an uncommon reaction. What we discovered was that one way to minimize this is to use an additional laser during treatment that prevents blistering. However, this is a specialized technique and many tattoo removal facilities do not have the equipment or expertise to perform it. The good news is that with adequate skin care, your blisters will probably heal up just fine so don’t worry. I recommend using a bland ointment such as Vaseline to the area to protect the skin barrier, keep it clean with gentle cleanser, and avoid picking or scratching at the area until it is fully healed.
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Blistering isn't normal after tattoo removal
I wouldn't consider this a normal. I treat with Biafine cream. It must be kept moist to avoid scarring. I know that blistering does occur after tattoo removal in some cases, it isn't considered normal and we try to avoid this type of reaction.
Blisters after tattoo removal
It is not out of the ordinary to have blistering 5 days after laser tattoo removal. In general, it is best to leave the blisters alone. They should go away on their own in a few days. However, if they are really bothering you, the doctor can drain them in the office. It should be done using sterile technique, not at home. Also, if after about a week, it appears to be getting worse rather than better, I would recommend that you have your doctor look at to be sure that you don't have an unusual reaction or infection.
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