Laser Tattoo Removal Pre & Post Care Instructions

Laser Tattoo Removal Pre & Post Care Instructions

Pre-Care Instructions:
The following conditions which are CONTRAINDICATIONS to treatment: history of melanoma, raised moles, suspicious lesions, keloid scar formation, healing problems, active infections, open lesions, hives, herpetic lesions, cold sores, tattoos or permanent make-up in area of treatment, recent use of Accutane, tetracycline, or St. John’s wort in the last year, autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, Scleroderma, Vitiligo, pregnancy, trying to get pregnant, or nursing.

Please notify Dr. Seiler if you have ever had a reaction to your tattoo ink (especially red/orange/pink ink)!

Do not get sun exposure, tan or use self tanner in areas to be treated for 4 weeks prior.

Avoid any irritant chemical, soaps, lotions to area for the week prior.

Post-Care Instructions:
Use the Avene SOS Kit (instructions in the kit) or Avene cicalfate, Avene body wash, Vaniply Ointment and products as instructed. Some redness and swelling is normal and may feel similar to a sunburn. This should resolve in a few days to a week. Some people may react more and have redness up to a month or longer. Notify Dr. Seiler if it persists longer than a week.

During the next week, you may develop a fine crust/rugburned look. DO NOT PICK AT THEM. You may have blistering, crusting/scabbing that may last for several days to weeks. Keep area moist and clean. Notify Dr. Seiler if it persists longer than a week.

Small blisters may occur. Keep area clean.

You should apply cool compresses/ice for comfort.

Gently clean the area twice daily with mild approved cleanser.

Avoid irritants (glycolics, acid, retinoids, etc.) until all redness/swelling resolves and approved by Seiler Skin.

After the wound has healed, apply Sunblock (with zinc) for at least six weeks if not for your lifetime!

Shaving in the treated area should be avoided until healed.

Avoid strenuous exercise for 3 or 4 as sweating may cause irritation.

Do not use any type of make-up or cover up until healed and approved by Seiler Skin.

Redress treatment area with either plastic wrap/coban or a clear dressing (you get the clear dressings from us)

Resuming normal products:

Do not use any other products (other than Cicalfate and Vaniply) on the skin until instructed by Seiler Skin

Do not use Retinol or any acids/irritants until instructed by Seiler Skin.

Notify Dr. Seiler if you have any questions, concerns, problems. 205-870-0204 or 205-873-2340.

Before & After Photos