Piercing | Laser Removal | Permanent Makeup | Kingston, NY
Laser Removal Aftercare
In general, keep the treated area clean and dry.
To wash the area, clean gently with soap and water then pat dry.
Apply a thin coating of Aquaphor up to three times a day, for three days while the area is healing, and keep the area covered with a sterile dressing during this time.
Within eight hours of your treatment, blistering will likely occur. It is totally normal; if the blisters pop, keep it covered with a sterile bandage until they heal. Apply antibiotic ointment over the blisters once they pop for at least 24 hours.
You may apply cool compresses as necessary for 24 hours after the laser treatment to help reduce comfort and inflammation.
Tylenol can help reduce the pain, but avoid Aspirin, as it thins the blood and increases the risk of bruising and bleeding.
Do not pick at your scab or scrape the skin, as it may result in infection and scarring. Shaving should also be avoided until healing is complete.
You may shower two hours after the treatment, but avoid hitting the treatment area with high-pressure water. Baths, hot tubs, swimming pools, or any form of soaking are not recommended until all blistering and scabbing is completely healed.
Exercise is generally safe after treatment, provided you take into account the other aftercare guidelines.
For one month after treatment, wear a sunblock with an SPF over 25 over the treatment area. Do not wear makeup or any medication cream on or near the treatment area unless recommended by our shop.
Itching is very common; use Aquaphor, Vitamin E ointment, or Hydrocortisone cream on the affected area.
Contact us if there are signs of infection like honey-colored crusting, oozing, or spreading redness. Also contact us with any questions or concerns regarding unusual discomfort or bleeding.
If you are experiencing an extreme reaction or medical emergency, call 911 or visit a local emergency department.