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Fading Tattoos May Cause Itchy Skin

Fading Tattoos May Cause Itchy Skin

  • February24, 2016
  • By New Look Houston

While undergoing laser tattoo removal, one side effect that’s most common is that the skin where your tattoo was starts to itch.

 

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After a laser tattoo removal treatment, it’s normal for your skin to itch for three to five days. It’s part of the healing process. However, do your best not to scratch that itch — it can prolong the healing process and even lead to infection should you break the skin. Extreme itching could even cause scarring.

Here are some fixes for your itchy skin while you wait for your treated tattoo site to heal:

  • If your skin is dry, make sure to apply unscented lotion to the skin several times a day for as long as you need to – even up to a month after treatment. This will help alleviate the dryness and peeling that can occur.
  • Avoid long, hot showers. Prolonged exposure to hot showers will give temporary relief, but too much hot water can actually dry out your skin more.
  • If you’re experiencing dry skin, adding a humidifier to your home can help with some dry skin issues, especially in colder months.

 

 

  • In addition to unscented lotion, you can also apply other approved moisturizers, such as organic coconut oil or a gel, such as Aquaphor.

Ready for your next laser tattoo removal treatment? Call New Look Houston today at 713-783-2000.

 

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