Tattoo Removal Guide
Permanently remove tattoos virtually pain-free, for all skin types, from dark to light.
Why remove a tattoo?
Tattoos, the art that we choose to permanently place on our bodies for various reasons, may not be so permanent anymore. With new technology and techniques, tattoos are able to be effectively removed.
About Laser Therapy for Tattoos
Laser therapy is the most effective way to remove a tattoo and it has also been FDA approved for tattoo removal. Multiple sessions with the laser are required in order to completely remove your unwanted tattoo. The number of sessions for full removal of the tattoo are dependent upon several factors. These factors include the age of the tattoo, size of the tattoo, coloring of the tattoo, location of the tattoo, natural skin color, tattoo cover-ups, and professional tattoo work.
Key factors in tattoo removal include:
How to get started with tattoo removal
If you have come to terms with that awful tattoo that you try to find a way to cover or avoid showing, you may be ready to consider tattoo removal. Talk with your doctor to find out more about the removal of your tattoo.
What to expect after tattoo removal.
Typical symptoms after having a session of tattoo removal include:
"The treated area usually feels like a sunburn for several hours to several days. You should take several days after a treatment to recover and help with any of the side effects of the treatment. Avoid the sun, heat, and picking at the area treated area." ~ Dr. Christie
Side effects of tattoo removal include:
Besides the normal symptoms of treatment, there are side effects to undergoing tattoo removal. Some individuals may experience all or none of these symptoms, such as scarring, blistering, increase or decrease in pigment of the skin, swelling, and itching. Most of these side effects will go away, particularly with appropriate treatment.
Tattoo removal recovery
Each session of laser removal will require a recovery period, usually a minimum of 6 weeks. This allows for the skin to fully heal before performing another session to ensure that the tattoo will be removed successfully without any side effects, such as open wounds. In order to heal appropriately, follow all instructions given by your doctor and avoid having sessions too close together.
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