Everything You Need to Know About Tattoo Removal

We’ve all been there. You go in for a tattoo that seemed really cool or meaningful at that time, and then after a while, you start to regret getting inked.

Unfortunately, getting rid of a tattoo isn’t quite so simple. But it is possible.

Got a tattoo that you wish you never got? You could try looking into tattoo removal. This is a sensitive and time-consuming process, but its benefits go beyond skin deep.

Read on and find out about how tattoo removal works and what to expect from this procedure!

What is tattoo removal?

Tattoo removal is the process of applying pigment or laser to the skin surface to help fade an existing tattoo. Tattoo ink was specifically made to be absorbed into your body. This means that as you heal from laser tattoo removal, some or all of the pigment may dissipate into your system. The ink particles are small enough to be absorbed by white blood cells and transported to the liver for elimination.

How well tattoo removal works can depend on certain factors like your skin type, how dark the tattoo was initially, and even its location on the body. In most cases, multiple sessions are required. You may experience discomfort due to heat being applied deep into your dermis — the layer of skin just under the surface.

Some areas may also be more sensitive than others, so both the location of the area being treated as well as your pain tolerance will factor into the level of pain or discomfort you might experience.

However, tattoo removal is generally safe and effective.

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What are the benefits?

Tattoo removal is an easy, effective, and safe procedure with very few and very temporary side effects, if any. The recovery time required is also relatively minimal.

The procedure effectively minimizes the appearance of tattoos without damaging the surrounding skin. Laser tattoo removal also works for any tattoo size.

What results can you expect?

As mentioned earlier, the results of tattoo removal will depend on factors like the tattoo’s color, size and location. The process can take anywhere from two to six sessions, depending on how big that tattoo is, usually.

As with any medical or aesthetic procedure, having it done by a qualified and experienced professional produces the best results.

What should you do before and after treatment?

A well-rested body can help ensure maximum comfort, so be sure to get enough sleep the night before. Make sure to have a healthy meal and avoid caffeine before coming into the clinic as these things affect your metabolism, which impacts how quickly pigments absorb into your body.

It’s also advisable to wear dark clothing because ink particles may cling to clothing during laser sessions.

After the procedure, you may experience some soreness or discomfort, which is normal after heat has been applied to the dermis. Lastly, apply sunscreen on the affected area to protect it from sun damage.

Who is the treatment for?

Tattoo removal procedures benefit anyone who would like to get rid of an unwanted tattoo. Many of our clients in Palo Alto usually come in to have a tattoo removed because they feel embarrassed by it, regret marking their skin, or simply want a clean break from the past and a fresh start.

Does this sound like something you could benefit from? Consult with our team of highly skilled and experienced experts today and let’s get started!

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