Having a permanent tattoo applied to your skin is usually an undertaking that is tied closely to one’s identity and outlook on life. However, these perspectives can change over the passage of time, and you may find after many years that the tattoo you received does not represent you the way it used to. It may become distressing to have to continuously look at a tattoo on your body that unavoidably reminds you of whatever phase in your life history you were going through at the time, and you may prefer to have it surgically removed.
Thankfully, there is a professional tattoo removal procedure that does not have to leave you with visible and persistent scars; this process involves lasers deliberately burning a layer of skin off in a safe manner. If you live in Wisconsin, you can find this professional service at Wisconsin Laser Tattoo Removal, but you will have to be prepared to apply some of your own self-care in the weeks following the initial procedure.
Laser-based tattoo-removing procedures involve causing a surface-level burn wound that stretches across the image’s shape so that the pigmentation is forcibly cleared off and new skin cells can begin generating in their place. In the minutes immediately following this burn, there is a temporary stretch of time in which the skin turns white, and over the following three days the affected skin will become crusty and form scabs and blisters. Ordinarily, it takes half a month for the scabs to detach and reveal pink skin, and after the remainder of the month passes, the skin ought to have fully healed.
To minimize the chance that persistent scars will remain after the natural healing process concludes, you must carefully follow the instructions of your tattoo remover concerning what you should do to keep your skin treated and what you must not do to it over the weeks to come. Obviously, refrain from fingering blisters or causing them to burst because that area of the skin may become infected otherwise. If blisters occur right after the tattoo is removed, cover the area in an antibiotic solution three times daily across three days in a row.
In general, leave the skin untouched and avoid exposing it to dirt. Patting the skin with some water and liquid soap is the best way to maintain its general cleanliness. During the first day following the treatment, you can create a cold compress and press it against the surface to counteract the sharp feelings brought on by inflamed segments of the skin, and you can ingest Tylenol to reduce painful sensations. However, do not ingest aspirin during this time because the affected area can more easily form bruises and bleed. Finally, over the course of the next three months, keep the affected area covered in a layer of suntan lotion with at least 25 Sun Protection Factor.
Wisconsin tattoo removal services are readily available to make sure that residents of the state do not feel like they must live out the remainder of their lives with tattoos they may no longer feel comfortable having on their bodies. While the above information describes what one generally does in the days, weeks, and months after undergoing a laser treatment, one must always defer to their operators’ expertise and instructions on any specific matter of importance.