It is extremely common for someone to get a tattoo that they no longer want. Maybe it isn’t quite how you expected it to look, you got it at a young age and grew out of it, or you simply do not want a tattoo anymore. Lucky for you, there is a solution to unwanted tattoos.
How does it work?
Laser tattoo removal works by breaking up pigment colors with a high-intensity beam. Have you ever seen a tattoo that looks like the ink is fading away? This is because the ink pigment naturally decreases over time. Laser tattoo removal simply speeds up this process so that the tattoo will disappear in front of your eyes.
What to Expect at The Appointment
When you arrive for your appointment, you will be given a set of protective eyewear. This will ensure that the laser beams can have no harm to your eyes. Next, your technician will test out the laser beams on your skin to see which frequencies will work best. After this, they will continue with the removal of the rest of the tattoo. If you have a smaller tattoo you will need fewer pulses from the laser. Sometimes larger tattoos take multiple sessions to complete.
Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt?
Yes, laser tattoo removal can be uncomfortable. The process is done without any anesthesia, but you can use a numbing cream with the permission of your technician if needed. The pain is often described as uncomfortable, but bearable.
Are you wondering how you will take care of the treated area after your appointment? Immediately after you can use an ice pack to numb any irritation in the area. It is also recommended that you treat it with an antibiotic ointment. While the area is healing you should avoid sun exposure or cover the area with clothing or sunblock.
What are you waiting for?
Having an unwanted tattoo has an effect on a person’s ability to feel confident and beautiful. Make an appointment today if you are ready to be relieved of an unwanted tattoo!