These days, tattoos are so common that having one or more is no longer surprising to most people. However, for people with tattoos, sometimes situations arise that warrant tattoo removal treatment, including:
- A tattoo didn’t come out how you envisioned it.
- Tattoo was based on the name of your ex.
- Your taste for Tattoos have changed.
- You had an allergic reaction to the tattoo.
- Unexpected complications, including infections.
Laser Surgery and how it works
Before the laser treatment begins, your skin is numbed with an injection of an anesthetic. The laser light is applied to the tattoo to heat and shatter the ink. Tattoos with multiple colors might need various lasers with different wavelengths to target each section. Post-surgery, you may notice swelling and light bleeding, which can be taken care of with antibacterial ointment. You may need multiple sessions to lighten the tattoo, depending on how detailed it is.
After the laser session, you will want to wait around six to eight weeks before scheduling a second appointment. Your skin needs those weeks to heal and give your immune system time to flush out the particles of ink. After the healing, the process is repeated until the tattoo is completely gone. Many tattoo enthusiasts are perfectionists, and we understand that sentiment. We will go the extra mile to make sure your desired removal goes through painlessly and without issue.
Before Treatment checklist
There are a couple of things you should take care of before your painless tattoo removal. The first thing to do is shave the area that will be treated. Second would be to avoid any spray tanning or excessive sun exposure to that area for two weeks before the treatment. There are also some medications that should be avoided for a week before treatment, including aspirin and ibuprofen. Taking care of these tasks should make the procedure go smoothly.
Tattoo removal experts agree that surgical removal is another effective method for small tattoos. Anesthesia is used to numb the skin before the procedure. The Tattoo is then removed with a scalpel, and the skin is stitched back together. The major drawback of this method is that it leaves a scar, but it’s effective in removing tiny tattoos that other methods can’t take care of.
Is the treatment really painless?
It absolutely is. Most patients find the treatment comfortable. The laser pulse feels like a small sensation of heat. Compared to the early ways of tattoo removal, it’s a complete night-and-day change. The only major discomfort you may feel is after treatment, because the skin will be tender. However, the tenderness will subside within a few days. Contact our Brooklyn, Queens, or Long Island location to book an appointment!