What To Do After Pico Laser Treatment For Tattoo Removal

AUGUST 14, 2023

Lightsense™ laser tattoo removal technology in our London studio
Lightsense™ laser tattoo removal technology in our London studio

The LightSense™ laser system is a type of pico laser - the pico measurement simply refers to the laser’s pulse width, or how long the flash of light is on for. A picosecond is one trillionth of a second, so very quick indeed. 

The tried-and-tested theory goes that the shorter the pulse width, the less heat energy and damage caused to the skin. For the fact hunters out there, read scientific studies on that on the LightSense™ blog.  Choosing the right laser for delicate skin is the first step in laser tattoo removal.

But what should we do after pico laser treatment for tattoo removal? How should we treat the skin in a way that alleviates any potential skin damage, and how should we act in order to improve our clearance results? 

This is where NAAMA Plus comes in. A practice that is ostensibly all about lasers, tech, and measurements meets the dermatologically-inclined, wellness and skin-obsessed, softer side of laser tattoo removal. Polished white surfaces meet creams and massage. Laser beams meet the plant-powered.  

LightSense Laser in London
Lightsense™ laser tattoo removal technology in our London studio

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How to improve pico laser tattoo removal results

NAAMA Plus is designed to give a client’s skin the best possible chance of complete tattoo removal, based on our best scientific understanding of the processes going on inside the skin’s dermis. 

The first port of call for anyone seeking to get the best results from pico laser tattoo removal is intravenous therapy. 

IV therapy and nutrient injections supercharge recovery with the vitamins, nutrients, electrolytes, minerals, and antioxidants a client’s body craves. 

Tattoo removal or not, IV therapy is great for increasing energy, improving hydration, and replenishing vitamin levels. A nice little gift to yourself then at any juncture, but especially great if you hope to completely remove an unwanted tattoo. 

Next, lymphatic drainage massage involves light rhythmic movements, compressions, stretches, and cupping motions, all with the goal of stimulating your lymphatic system and flushing out unwanted tattoo ink pigment. For those not hoping to remove an unwanted tattoo with a pico laser, lymphatic drainage massage is also particularly popular on the face. 

Nikita, NAAMA’s laser consultant, describes how “lots of people will experience inflammation because of eating certain foods. Of course many people are concerned about this, and so lymphatic massage can offer an immediate result by slimming the face as well as relieving pain and tension in the face.” 

Finally, the best thing to do after pico laser treatment for tattoo removal is to use appropriate skincare. 

We offer plant-powered aftercare, developed in conjunction with Swiss Mountain Organics, to soothe and rejuvenate post-tattoo skin. 

Heliocare 360° SPF is crucial for the protection of your skin after tattoo removal, be sure to read our sun exposure guidelines

This is what you should do after pico laser treatment

Many of our clients choose to share their successful removal results on NAAMA’s website through our client stories

While some choose posting their tattoo removal before and after pics on Reddit or Discord. 

Others still hold on for a second until they’ve been back to their local tattoo studio for a cover-up tattoo design, before sharing that on social media. 

There is no single, correct way to go about life after successful pico laser removal. NAAMA’s consultants will advise you on skincare and how to get the best out of the treatments, but after that every individual goes their own way. 

There are a million and one things to do after pico laser treatment, prior to it, just one. Make sure you read all about why the LightSense™ laser system was chosen as the only laser for tattoo removal at NAAMA studios in London.