“Are you sure you’re going to like that tattoo when you’re 80?” If you have a tattoo, someone has probably asked you a similar question. At the time, you thought the tattoo was a great idea, but now you’re having second thoughts. Or perhaps you loved the idea, but the tattoo artist botched your vision. Whatever the reason, that tattoo you were once so excited about is now something you prefer to keep covered or that you’d like to remove entirely. Luckily for you, laser tattoo removal is an effective method to completely remove your tattoo — without damaging your skin.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Pain Is Minimal
For most people, having a tattoo removed by laser involves a pain level that is similar to — or less than — the pain you experienced when you first received the tattoo. The skin is numbed prior to the procedure, so discomfort is minimal. The best medical professionals in the industry use a cryogenic device to cool the skin before, during, and after the laser tattoo removal treatment.
2. Not All Colors Fade Equally
Some ink colors are easier to remove than others, depending on skin tone and contrast. Generally, green and blue are the most challenging ink colors to remove. Colors do not fade at the exact same rate at the same time.
3. Location Counts
Tattoos closest to the heart tend to heal faster than those on the arms or legs thanks to better circulation.
4. You Will Need Multiple Sessions
Laser tattoo removal works with your body’s immune system to break down the ink. Because of that, you need to wait 10 weeks between sessions to give your body enough time to break down the ink particles. Most people need at least five treatments, so take that into consideration when planning the date on which you want to begin your treatments.
5. Your Tattoo May Be Darker at First
Your body will filter out the ink particles at its own rate. Because of that, it’s not uncommon for your tattoo to look the same or even darker after your initial treatments. This is because the laser treats the deepest ink first.
6. Everyone’s Healing Process Looks Different
After a treatment, you may experience blisters, swelling, redness, or slight bleeding at the affected area. These are normal responses to the laser treatment. Care for your skin the same way you would for a cut or blister.
7. Baby Your Skin After a Treatment
For best results, take extra care with the treated area following a laser tattoo removal session. Apply an ice pack, elevate the area, don’t swim, steer clear of direct sun exposure and tanning beds, and do not pick scabs or pop blisters. This will help the skin heal in the safest possible way.
8. Trust an Experienced Professional with Your Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure
A botched tattoo removal can lead to unsightly removals and scarring, so be sure to look for a well-known company that backs each treatment with quality, customer care, and experience. When you’re looking for a laser clinic to work with, make sure your top priority is quality and a guarantee before price. When you’re dealing with your skin, you don’t want to sacrifice results for a cheaper price. The best experiences also come after a thorough consultation to answer any of your questions and concerns, so be on the lookout for that during your research.
9. PicoWay is the Best Laser Technology Available
All lasers are not created equal. You’ll want to find experienced, highly-recommended certified laser technicians along with the best lasers on the market. Your treatment package will need to be customized to your skin and ink to give you the best results. PicoWay is the top picosecond laser available today, and it’s capable of optimally treating multiple skin types and ink colors. It gives you faster results with a more comfortable treatment, so you achieve the results you’re hoping for sooner.
10. Be Wary of Discount Deals
Do not jump at online deals or impulse deals and opportunities you might come across. The decision to remove your tattoo should be a well-thought-out (and well-studied) one. Take your time weighing different laser clinics, technicians, reputations and packages before making your decision. The bottom line: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
If you’re interested in learning more about laser tattoo removal and reside in the South Florida area, head to the nearest Body Details True Laser Hair & Tattoo Removal laser clinic. We have certified medical laser technicians on staff, so your skin will be in the best hands. As the only laser clinic that offers its clients a lifetime guarantee, Body Details provides all of its clients with ideal results. Schedule your free consultation now by visiting the Body Details website or calling 866-708-8645.