Important Aftercare Instructions

Correct 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 leave any dressing in prolonged contact with the treated area, (max 6hrs). If the dressing becomes stuck carefully cut around stuck sections and remove as much dressing as possible. Do not force off. The treated area should be allowed to air dry, avoid using dressings if possible. If used remove whenever possible. Avoid treated area rubbing on clothing or other surfaces which may irritate the area.

A thick and tough protective crust will form on the treated area, the crust must be kept dry at all times. When bathing ensure the crust is well protected from water contact and avoid getting it wet or damp. Avoid heavy work-outs or excess sweating which may also dampen the crust and lead to infection.

Due to the design and function of the remover the crust keys into the skin extremely hard, do not pick off or attempt to forcibly remove the crust, this will destroy the newly constituting skin and is liable to cause scarring. Allow the crust to naturally peel away 10-14 days. When the crust begins to lift it may be necessary to cut away the lifting parts off to prevent stuck areas being torn off. In case of the treated area itching, tap the area lightly to relieve, do not scratch.

Tattoo Before Treatment

Tattoo prior to treatment.
Tattoo Following Rejuvi Treatment
Tattoo immediately following treatment. Some ink has come to the surface. This will harden into a thick crust. Which should be kept dry.
Tattoo approx 1 week after treatment
Tattoo around 1 week after treatment. Crust should be hard and dry and firmly attached to skin. The crust should also be full of ink.
Tattoo 2 weeks following Rejuvi Treatment
Tattoo after around 2 weeks following treatment. Crust should still be hard and dry and starting to detach from the skin at the edges. Carefully remove any lifted areas (to avoid snagging) being careful not to pull off firmly attached crust.
Tattoo 3 weeks after Rejuvi Treatment
After around 3 weeks, crust should have detached leaving skin slightly red. Start applying Rejuvi soothing h cream with firm massage 2-3 times per day. Area can be bathed and treated as per normal. Treated area should be left 8-12 weeks before subsequent treatment.
Rejuvi After treatment
After a period of months skin should return to normal. Avoid prolonged or harsh sun exposure or sun beds at first and reintroduce slowly (new skin will easily burn).
Below the waist
If the treated area is below the waist, healing may be longer and weeping may be greater due to higher fluid pressures in the lower body. Elevate the area whenever possible to help the healing process.

Infections

Untreated or prolonged infections can do a lot of damage to the healing area and may lead to prolonged healing times and permanent scarring. Untreated or incorrectly treated infections may become potentially serious and could require emergency medical attention. If there are any signs of infection contact your GP immediately.

If the crust fails to dry becomes damp or wet of it's own accord, begins to weep any fluid after 12-24 hours of treatment or after the crust comes away the skin continues to weep any fluids or is discoloured (some redness is normal) or has been subject to cracking, picking, impact or abrasion / irritation it is possible that some infection has occurred. In case of infection, consult with your GP to obtain oral anti-biotic tablets as soon as possible. Do not allow medical staff to forcibly remove the crust this will cause excessive trauma to the skin and will result in scarring. The area can be also be dried and sterilised with 2-3% hydrogen peroxide available from some pharmacies. Apply the hydrogen peroxide sparingly only to the affected area at the edges of the crust only, do not apply over the crust itself.

Allergic Reaction

Allergic reactions to the tattoo remover are very uncommon, however allergic reactions can occur with topical anaesthetics if used, aftercare products or balms or even dressings and adhesives. It is recommended all products utilised in the removal process are patch tested prior to use however you may have elected to not have the patch testing performed. Test aftercare products on an untreated area before use.

Allergic reactions will become apparent within a very short time following contact with the irritant product (20 minutes to a few hours, if beyond this time such as days then it is more likely the area has become infected).

If you suffer an allergic reaction (swelling, excessive itching or blistering) contact your technician, it is advisable to take antihistamine or anti allergy remedy (available at pharmacies) or contact your GP. Some slight swelling post treatment is normal and some itchiness in the later stages is a normal part of the healing process, similar to when you suffer from a cut or graze. Hydrocortisone cream may be used on the area once the crust has come away, do not use over the crust. If using aftercare product discontinue use or check for allergic reaction on normal untreated skin.

Once the crust has come away

Once the crust comes away the treated area may be red, raised, dipped or have a pink halo effect around it. These are quite normal effects. 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 at 8-12 week intervals.

The treated area can be more sensitive to sun exposure for some months after treatment. Use a good sun block and expose the area gradually to the sun avoiding prolonged exposure or exposure to strong UV lights such as sun beds. Once fully healed the area should still tan as normal.

In the case of any problems of difficulties or if you are unsure about any aspects of the aftercare please consult your technician.

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