Planning For a Laser Tattoo Removal? Here’s what you must know beforehand

At certain point of time, we crave for getting our body parts tattooed either with thoughts or with proverbs or with some images or symbols then after some days, years or months; we get fed up with them or we want to get a new tattoo done or we might regret for getting tattooed.

Whatever the reason is, at some point of time; we are in search of a perfect tattoo removal shop or service provider. Laser tattoo removal is one of the preferred tattoo removal techniques by many youngsters today.

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Well, before you visit any tattoo removal service provider, there are few points that you must think about. These are as follows:
a) What you expect:  Keep in mind that no tattoo removal technique offers you guarantee. Discuss with a laser treatment expert, get your tattoo checked and then get a confirmation regarding the time duration the tattoo will take to get removed completely, number of treatments required etc.

Some tattoos may vanish quickly while some remain faded. So, do you want to go for a cover up or you are ok with that ghost image or partial tattoo?

b) It’s not about single treatment:  As I mentioned above, multiple treatments are required for complete tattoo removal. In the first meeting, it is difficult to know about the number of sessions it would take.

If the treatment provider is giving you a definite number of treatments, beware; it can be much more. Further, there are certain side effects of laser treatment if done repeatedly within less time duration.

This can increase the risk of side effects like skin irritation and open wounds. Average time is about 4 to 6 weeks however it depends upon individual’s tattoo and skin type. In some cases, recommended time is 8 weeks between every treatment. This can be still longer for people suffering from side effects.

c) Tattoo location: Tattoo location matters when it comes to laser tattoo removal. Usually, tattoos located down the arms and legs fade slowly as compared to those near the heart. Those near the heart have better circulation hence these get quickly removed.

Areas with poor blood circulation heal poorly after the treatment. If you have tattooed your ankles, sorry laser tattoo removal is not for you.

d) Darkening effect:  Some of the tattoo inks have colors containing white inks and this may immediately darken after the treatment due to the presence of titanium dioxide. This can be corrected with further treatments.

Some of the inks contain iron which later on turns into dark or gray as mentioned by one of the Houston plastic surgeon. This gets resolved after multiple treatments but gets darker in the middle of the treatment.

e) Hypo-pigmentation for Darker skin tones:  People having darker skin tones must avoid laser tattoo removal however if done then they must be aware about the risk of hypo-pigmentation as the laser may remove skin pigments along with tattoo pigments.

Ask your treatment technician or doctor whosoever is doing the treatment, to begin with caution and conduct a test spot in order to reduce the risk.

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f) Feel free to ask any question you have before the treatment: If the treatment is performed by any qualified doctor or technician, it is safe. During consultation, ask all questions that bother you related to the treatment. Get information about all the possible side effects and risks based on your situation.

Ask for the pictures of before and after from other clients having similar skin types and tattoos. This will help you to accept the reality and make you aware of what can actually happen once you get rid of the tattoo.

g) What after the treatment:  Once the treatment is over, you may see certain symptoms like as blisters, swelling, embossed tattoo, redness etc. These will subside within a couple of weeks. If you have any concerns, feel free to concern your doctor.

So, next time when you plan to get your tattoo removed. See to this guide and keep these points in mind. Was this information useful to you? Do share with your friends and make them aware. Feel free to reach us at one of the best Tattoo removal Melbourne firms.

1 comment:

  1. All really great advice. I'm 18 months in to my own tattoo removal journey, it's definitely slow progress. I've had 4 q-switched and 4 Picosure sessions. Personally I think Picosure is more effective, definitely faster healing and less painful. My tattoo is (was) black ink and on my forearm. Removal has been slow but is progressing. I have many pictures on my blog showing how the fading is progressing.