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Post-Treatment Skincare: Enhancing Healing and Minimizing Side Effects After PicoWay Sessions

Hey beautiful souls! If you’ve recently undergone a PicoWay laser tattoo removal session at GloUp Beauty Studio, congratulations on taking that empowering step towards clear, ink-free skin! As amazing as PicoWay is for zapping away unwanted tattoos, post-treatment care is crucial to ensure optimal healing and to minimize any side effects. Here’s your ultimate guide to navigating the aftercare journey with confidence and grace.

Immediate Post-Treatment Care

1. Cool It Down

Right after your session, your skin might feel warm or look red and swollen. Apply a cold compress or ice pack wrapped in a clean cloth to the treated area for 10-15 minutes at a time. This helps reduce inflammation and soothes the skin.

2. Keep It Clean

For the first 24 hours, gently cleanse the treated area with mild soap and water. Pat dry with a clean towel. Avoid scrubbing or using any harsh cleansers that might irritate the skin further.

3. Moisturize and Protect

Apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment (like Neosporin) to the treated area to prevent infection and keep the skin moist. Follow this with a non-comedogenic, fragrance-free moisturizer to maintain hydration. Continue this routine for at least a week or until the skin starts to heal.

Ongoing Care for Optimal Healing

4. Avoid Sun Exposure

Sun exposure can worsen side effects and hinder healing. For at least two weeks post-treatment, keep the treated area out of direct sunlight. When you need to be outside, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Cover the area with clothing whenever possible.

5. Resist the Itch

As your skin heals, it might itch. Avoid scratching or picking at the area to prevent scarring and infection. If itching becomes unbearable, an over-the-counter antihistamine like Benadryl can help.

6. Skip the Gym

Sweat and friction can irritate the treated area, so it's best to avoid intense workouts for the first 48 hours. Stick to light activities to give your skin a chance to heal without added stress.

Dietary and Lifestyle Tips

7. Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water aids in skin regeneration and overall healing. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep your skin and body hydrated.

8. Boost Your Nutrition

A balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals supports the healing process. Focus on foods high in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and zinc, which are known for their skin-repairing properties. Think leafy greens, nuts, seeds, and citrus fruits.

Addressing Common Side Effects

9. Redness and Swelling

Redness and swelling are common and typically subside within a few days. Continue using cold compresses and keep the area elevated when possible to reduce these symptoms.

10. Blistering and Crusting

Blisters and crusts may form as part of the healing process. Do not pop blisters or peel off crusts; allow them to heal naturally. If they become uncomfortable, a bandage can protect the area.

When to Seek Professional Help

While side effects are generally mild, monitor the treated area for signs of infection such as increased redness, warmth, pus, or extreme pain. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact GloUp Beauty Studio or your healthcare provider promptly.


Taking care of your skin after PicoWay sessions is essential for achieving the best results and ensuring a smooth recovery. By following these post-treatment skincare tips, you can enhance your skin’s healing process and minimize any potential side effects. Remember, your journey to clear skin is a marathon, not a sprint, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

Feel free to reach out to us at GloUp Beauty Studio with any questions or concerns. Happy healing, and here’s to a brighter, ink-free future!

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