Pre and Post Treatment Care

Laser Tattoo Removal

Meticulous wound care is crucial after skin resurfacing; below are the Elite Medical Skin & Laser Center recommendations for follow-up.  

Post-Treatment Care:

After your Laser Tattoo treatment, please observe the following:

  • Mild to Moderate discomfort, with red or sunburned skin for the first  12-48 hours. 
  • Pixel texture and skin flaking will occur for the first 3-5 days post treatment.
  • Full recovery in 5-7 days.
  • On day 4 if skin is no longer irritated, you may start wearing light makeup… apply mineral makeup only.
  • On day 5 you may gently exfoliate.
  • Downtime is decreased with subsequent treatments.

Post-Treatment Care Tattoos

  • Apply a layer of Aquaphor, Petrolatum, or Bacitracin.
  • Gently cleansing the area with soap and water; continue until redness and swelling subside.
  • Keep the area moist with antibiotic ointment at all times.
  • Apply Laser Enzyme gel for soothing.
  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun on the treatment area; use UVA/UVB sun blockers. Please remember sun exposure can cause delayed hyper/hypopigmentation & possible blistering. After 2 weeks a sun block of at least 30 SPF is recommended.
  • Keep the area moist with hydrating ointment 24-72 hours post treatment.
  • No shaving over the treated area for 2 weeks.



  • Patients should return no sooner than 8 weeks after the last treatment for tattoos
  • If there has been partial clearance of the tattoo, treatment should be continued, and the patient should return after a minimum of 8 weeks for examination and for additional treatment
  • Intervals between treatments can be increased in successive treatments.
  • Treatment is complete when satisfactory results are obtained.
  • Patients should avoid sun exposure after and in between treatments.


  • Immune system disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Coagulation disease
  • Cutaneous Neurofibromatosis
  • Various acute infectious diseases ( i.e. Influenza, etc.)
  • Inflammation of the skin in areas to be treated
  • A non-absorbable implant (Silicone) in the zone of thread insertion
  • Oncology (Chemotherapy)
  • Tendency toward Keloid Scarring
  • Bleeding Disorders and some diseases of the blood
  • Neurotic Psychological Disorders
  • Unrealistic expectations

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