How to Gift Laser Tattoo Removal to Your Significant Other

The holidays are just around the corner, but you might still be wracking your brain for the perfect gift for that special someone. Instead of going with something traditional (and frankly unoriginal) like jewelry or clothes, get them something that they’ll never forget.

If your significant other has an unwanted tattoo, then laser tattoo removal just might be the perfect present you’ve been looking for.

Choosing The Right Laser Clinic

The first thing to do after deciding on a laser tattoo removal gift certificate is to find the best laser clinic in your area. You’ll want to steer clear of any spas or salons that offer these kinds of services as they tend to have lower standards for their laser technicians as well as the equipment they use. It’s not uncommon for such businesses to use the same laser for all of the services they provide, which isn’t going to get you the results you’re looking for.

Check that each of the technicians at the laser clinic you choose has the following credentials:

  • Medical Degree
  • Laser Certification
  • Manufacturer Laser Training
  • Experience

Since everyone’s skin reacts differently to the lasers used in these treatments, it’s essential that the laser clinic you choose only hires technicians with medical degrees. They’ll be able to assess skin conditions and types that could affect results and work around them without risking harsh side effects. You’ll also want a laser technician that is not only certified but has been explicitly trained to use the laser that the clinic uses for tattoo removal.

In addition to all of this, it’s important to make sure the laser clinic you choose is using the most up to date laser technology. The PicoWay True Laser is currently the best laser for tattoo removal in the industry as it can be adjusted for use on all skin colors and sensitivity levels. It can also be used to eliminate most ink colors, making it the most diverse laser in the market. As long as the laser clinic you choose follows these criteria, you can be sure that your significant other will have a smooth and stress-free experience with their tattoo removal.

Making It Special

Giving someone special a certificate for laser tattoo removal treatments is the gift that keeps on giving. Treatments are scheduled roughly ten weeks apart, giving you the perfect excuse to spend some time with that important person in your life. By going with them to each laser session, you’ll ensure that you have time set aside to spend with each other and can make it into a fun outing. Laser appointments are relatively quick and can be done on in an average of 15 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo. This gives you ample time to spend together after the laser treatment. Grab some food or take in a movie. They will be especially happy to have you join them if they experience some swelling or irritation from the laser. Any discomfort tends to fade within the hour though, and hardly calls for you to spend the night in.

Helpful Tips

Before you present your partner in crime with this one-of-a-kind gift, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

  1. Make sure they want to get rid of their tattoo. It would be quite embarrassing to present a laser tattoo removal gift certificate to someone who loves their ink. Just because you don’t like it, doesn’t mean they don’t.
  2. Inquire about numbing options. While laser tattoo removal is often compared to the snapping of a rubber band or the sensation one feels when a tattoo artist applied the ink in the first place, there are ways to make your loved one more comfortable. Many laser clinics use a cryogenic device to cool the skin throughout the process or offer numbing creams. It’s best to find this out before the first appointment and to consider purchasing numbing cream over the counter if they don’t provide it for you.
  3. Know that the average person needs at least five treatments for their tattoo to be completely erased. This varies from person to person and can’t be determined without a consultation, so if you want to pay for the entire procedure, make sure the gift certificate covers enough treatments.

If you’re curious to see how laser tattoo removal is performed, watch this video that shows the entire client experience from start to finish:

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Paul A. Boulos
Dr. Paul A. Boulos is an excellent and versatile cosmetic surgeon, passionate about his vocation and helping others. Dr. Boulos is an alumni of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his General Surgery training at Inspira Medical in Southern New Jersey. He studied and learn under Dr. Joseph Castellano, one of the premier breast and body Cosmetic Surgeons in South Florida. He currently works as a Cosmetic Surgeon at Jolie Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL.