Laser Aftercare Instructions

Pre-treatment Advice & Care

Precautions to take before your light-based treatment:

  • Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds and use of self tanning products for 4 weeks prior to treatment. Sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of the laser treatment and can increase the chance of post treatment complications.
  • Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply to the treated area every 2 hours when exposed to the sun and it is recommended to make this a part of your daily skin care routine.
  • Remove all makeup, creams or oils prior to treatment.

Post Treatment Care & Advice 

Instructions following your laser treatment. General (Pigment and Tattoo):

  • Cleanse the treated area daily with tepid water and mild soap and then pat the area dry.
  • Do not rub or scratch the treated area.
  • If crusting/scabbing occurs, do not shave or pick at the area. Apply After Inked Non Petroleum Jelly or similar product to the area 2-3 times per day. Keep the area moist and let the crusting/scabbing resolve on its own.
  • Discomfort may be relieved by applying ice or cold packs to the area and take an over the counter pain killer such as Paracetamol (seek Pharmacy/Doctor’s advice about suitability if you have any medical conditions).
  • Avoid contact sports or any other activity that could cause injury to the treated area.
  • Avoid swimming, soaking or using hot tubs / hot baths until the skin heals.
  • Contact your Doctor if there is any indication of infection (redness, tenderness or puss).

Laser Tattoo Removal Aftercare Advice

  • After cleansing and while the skin is still moist, apply a thin layer of After Inked Non Petroleum Jelly or similar product to the treated tattoo.
  • Apply a non-stick pad over the tattoo until it is healed.
  • Avoid sun exposure to the treated area. Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply to the treated area every 2 hours when exposed to the sun and it is recommended to this part of your daily skin care routine.
  • Clean the area daily with mild soap and water then pat dry.
  • Do not rub or scratch the area.
  • Discomfort may be relieved by applying ice or cold packs to the area and take an over the counter pain killer such as Paracetamol (seek Pharmacy/Doctor’s advice about suitability if you have any medical conditions).
  • If blistering occurs, keep the area moist by applying After Inked Non Petroleum Jelly or similar product 3 times per day or antibiotic ointment as recommended by your Doctor. Do not enter swimming pools or hot tubs until treated areas are healed.
  • Do not use a hot tub or go swimming for 48 hours post treatment.