What Not to Do Before a Tattoo Removal Session & How to Naturally Speed Up the Healing Process

The way you care for and treat your tattoo before you commit to getting your unwanted tattoo removed is crucial for the health of your skin. Instead of worrying and wondering WHAT to do before your treatment, here are some things NOT to do:

Spray tan/Sunlight. Real or not, your tan will ultimately affect and impact your treatment and have a higher risk for hypo-pigmentation also known as lightening of the skin.

Antibiotics. You are required to wait at least 14 days after your last dose of antibiotics before actually being lasered. Being honest about your medications are vital as they may have negative side effects when combined with the tattoo laser treatment.

Topical Creams. Big no-no! If you have given these horrid creams a go, you must wait 6 WEEKS after your last use before having a treatment to dodge to possibility of damaging your skin.

Do Not Come from the Tattoo Studio. If you unfortunately regret getting your tattoo shortly after it is not advised to come in for a treatment. This also requires a 6 week wait period before beginning your tattoo removal treatments.

Following these guidelines before scheduling or coming in for a Tattoo Removal Treatment is imperative. If you feel that your skin is ready and you meet all the pre-requirements, feel free to call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Samano!

If you have already made the commitment to get your unwanted tattoo removed, you may want to be educated on how to achieve the best and fastest results possible. It for sure is a lengthy process, so why not try and speed it up? Here are a few safe, natural and healthy ways to help the process move along quicker and more effective:

Hydrate! Upping your water intake will greatly help how well your treatments work. Avoiding alcohol is also very beneficial to your removal process because of how dehydrating it can actually be to your skin. Keeping full of water allows your body to process the ink better, in turn fading your unwanted tattoo faster.

Keep It Covered. If you get sun exposure you have to wait until your skin goes back to normal, or receive a lighter less aggressive treatment as to not damage your sun-kissed skin. Doing this will only prolong the process by having to reschedule appointments, having lighter treatments and will require a greater amount of treatments.

Go Get Active! Getting your body up and moving will help break down the ink particles in your skin faster because of your increased blood flow. Adding more physical activity to your daily routine helps to see better results from your treatments.

Put Down the Lighter. We understand quitting smoking can be a difficult and lengthy process. However, smoking drastically decreases the effectiveness of your treatments by 70%! Time and treatments will increase adding to the already timely process. If quitting smoking just isn't an option for you, then we recommend cutting back on it to be able to get the most out of your tattoo removal treatments. Ultimately, the choice is yours, but many people have found that making the choice for tattoo removal is a great motivator to quit!

Contact Us

To schedule a consultation or to learn more about Tattoo Removal at our Winter Park aesthetic office, call (321) 397-0692 or email us at sue@samanoaesthetics.com.

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person.

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