The provider will place Bacitracin and then Xeroform guaze over the tattooed area. He will cover the xeroform with guaze and secure the dressing with tape. Leave this dressing on for 48 hours.
After 48 hours you can resume showering.
After 48 hours, the patient can remove the initial dressing that was applied and start doing daily Bacitracin dressings (this means apply the Bacitracin over the tattooed area, cover with 4x4 gauze and secure with tape.) You will continue to do this daily dressing until you return to the Plastic Surgery Clinic for your one week follow up appointment.
You may have some flaking and/or peeling of the tattooed area, this is normal.
For Medical Questions, Please Call:
- (734) 998-6022, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- After hours and on weekends, call Hospital Paging at (734) 936-6267 and ask for the Plastic Surgeon on call.