The healing process typically takes about two weeks, although it can vary depending on the size and location of the scar. You will need to apply aftercare ointment for at least 7-10 days. Immediately after the procedure, the area may be red, swollen, and tender to the touch, and there may be some mild bleeding. It is important to keep the area clean and dry for the first few days, avoiding exposure to water or other fluids like sweat. During the first week, a scab will form over the treated area. It is important not to pick at the scab or scratch the area, as this can lead to scarring or infection. After the scab falls off, the area may appear slightly lighter than the surrounding skin, but the color should gradually darken over the next few weeks. It is important to avoid exposure to the sun during this time, as this can cause the pigment to fade or change color. It is also important to avoid salt water, chlorine water, jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms, gardening, & anything else that can introduce bacteria into the procedure area. With proper care, the results of scar camouflage tattooing can last for several years, helping to improve the appearance of scars and boost confidence and self-esteem.