Common Side Effects Associated With Tattoo Removal
Tatt2Away® is a non-laser tattoo removal technique that uses a proprietary solution to break down the ink in the skin. While it is generally considered safe, some common side effects may occur during the tattoo removal healing process. These include:
- Redness and swelling: It is normal to experience redness, swelling, or tenderness around the treated area immediately after the procedure.
- Scabbing and flaking: The treated area will typically form a scab as part of the healing process. It is essential not to pick or scratch the scabs to avoid scarring and ensure optimal results.
- Itching: Some itching may occur during the healing process. Avoid scratching, as this can cause irritation or infection.
- Discomfort: Mild pain or discomfort may be experienced after the treatment. Over-the-counter pain relief medication can be used to manage this, but consult your Tatt2Away® technician for recommendations.
- Temporary skin discoloration: Some patients may experience temporary changes in skin color, such as hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin) or hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) in the treated area. This usually resolves over time, but it is essential to protect the area from sun exposure during the healing process.
- Infection: Although rare, infections can occur if the treated area is not cared for properly. Follow the aftercare instructions provided by your Tatt2Away® technician to minimize this risk.
Keep in mind that individual experiences may vary, and side effects are typically temporary. It is important to follow the tattoo removal aftercare instructions provided by your Tatt2Away® technician and consult them if you have any concerns or experience any unusual side effects.