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Post-Treatment Care: Your Guide to Healing After PicoWay

Tattoo and makeup removal with the PicoWay laser is a revolutionary process that offers incredible results with minimal downtime. However, proper post-treatment care is crucial to ensure optimal healing and to achieve the best results. In this guide, we'll walk you through detailed aftercare routines to help you care for your skin following PicoWay sessions.

Immediately After Your PicoWay Treatment

Cool the Treated Area

Right after your PicoWay session, your skin might feel warm and appear red. Applying a cold compress to the treated area for 15-20 minutes can help reduce any swelling and soothe the skin. Avoid applying ice directly to your skin—wrap it in a clean cloth or use a gel pack.

Avoid Sun Exposure

Your skin will be particularly sensitive following the treatment, making it more vulnerable to UV damage. Avoid direct sunlight and tanning beds. If you must be outdoors, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat and protective clothing can also help shield your skin from the sun.

Gentle Cleansing

Cleanse the treated area gently with a mild, fragrance-free soap and lukewarm water. Pat the area dry with a clean towel—avoid rubbing, which can irritate the skin.

The First Few Days

Moisturize and Soothe

Keeping your skin moisturized is key to promoting healing. Apply a thin layer of a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic moisturizer or healing ointment recommended by your provider. Products containing aloe vera or hydrocortisone can help alleviate itching and redness.

Avoid Irritants

Steer clear of products containing harsh chemicals, exfoliants, and retinoids. Also, avoid activities that may cause you to sweat excessively, such as intense exercise or hot baths, as this can irritate the treated area.

Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water to help your body heal from the inside out. Hydrated skin recovers more quickly and looks healthier.

One Week Post-Treatment

Continue Sun Protection

Your skin remains vulnerable even as it starts to heal. Continue using sunscreen daily, especially if you’re exposed to sunlight, and maintain other protective measures like hats and clothing.

Gentle Exfoliation

After about a week, if your skin has healed significantly, you can start gentle exfoliation to aid in removing any dead skin cells. Use a soft washcloth and mild exfoliating products as recommended by your skincare provider.

Observe and Report

Monitor the treated area for any signs of infection, such as increased redness, swelling, or pus. If you notice any unusual changes, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Long-Term Care

Follow-Up Appointments

Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your provider. These sessions allow your provider to assess your healing progress and make any necessary adjustments to your aftercare routine.

Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Maintain a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals to support your skin’s healing process. Avoid smoking and limit alcohol consumption, as these can impede your skin’s ability to heal.

Patience and Consistency

Healing takes time, and it’s important to be patient with the process. Stick to your aftercare routine consistently for the best results.


Proper post-treatment care after your PicoWay session is essential to ensure the best possible outcome. By following these guidelines, you can promote healing, protect your skin, and enjoy the full benefits of your tattoo or makeup removal. If you have any questions or concerns about your aftercare, don’t hesitate to reach out to your provider at GloUp Beauty Studio. We're here to support you every step of the way on your journey to clearer skin!

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