Proper aftercare is vital to achieve the best results from the treatment and to help avoid scarring or post-treatment complications, including the risk of serious infection.
If a dressing is applied it should be loosely fitted and breathable. Do not use a cling film or non-breathable dressing. A thick and protective crust will form on the treated area, keep the crust dry at all times. When bathing ensure the crust is well protected from water contact and avoid getting it wet or damp. Avoid heavy workouts or excess sweating which may also dampen the crust and lead to infection.
Do not leave any dressing in prolonged contact with the treated area. If the dressing becomes stuck, carefully cut around stuck sections and remove as much as possible. Do not force off.
Due to the design of the product the crust keys into the skin extremely hard, do not forcibly remove the crust, this will destroy the newly constituting skin and is liable to cause scarring. Allow the crust to dry naturally and it will peel away at 10-14 days. When the skin begins to lift, it may be necessary to cut the lifting parts off to prevent still stuck areas from being torn off.
If the treated area is below the waist, healing may be longer and initial weeping may be greater due to higher fluid pressures in the lower body. Elevate the area whenever possible to help the healing process.
If the crust becomes damp or wet, has fluids weeping from it or the extremities, or has fluid trapped beneath, then the infection has likely occurred. It is important to treat this as soon as possible. Cracking due to movement or external forces, picking, scratching or rubbing can also cause irritation and lead to infection; consult your GP as soon as possible to obtain sufficient oral anti-biotic tablets. Do not allow medical staff to forcibly remove the crust-this will cause excessive trauma to the skin and result in scarring. If necessary please consult the technician who performed the treatment, or with e-raze directly.
The area can also be sterilised and dried with 2-3% hydrogen peroxide solution available from pharmacies. Apply the hydrogen peroxide sparingly only onto the treated area at the edges of the crust, do not apply over the crust itself. Consult with your technician.
Once the crust comes away the treated area may be red, raised, dipped or have a pink halo around it. These are quite normal effects and it is easy to assume that scarring has occurred. The area will slowly return to normal skin over a period of months and these effects should diminish. Use Rejuvi soothing H cream to help the skin healing process and to help prevent scar tissue formation. Should the tattoo require further treatments it is recommended that they are spaced out at 8-12 week intervals.
The treated area can be more sensitive to sun exposure for some months after treatment. Use a good sunblock and expose the area gradually to the sun, avoiding prolonged exposure. Once fully healed the area should tan as normal.
Stages of healing
• Crust forms on the skin surface
• Skinn works to eject remover and pigment
• After 10-14 days crust naturally comes away
• Apply soothing H cream to help the healing process
Skin will slowly return to normal over a period of months