Not every tattoo is one you want to keep forever, be it for personal or aesthetic reasons, but a tattoo you regret doesn’t need to be on your skin permanently. With laser tattoo removal, it’s possible to restore your skin to its former clear appearance without the scarring of older tattoo removal procedures. At Bella Tu Medspa in Nyack, New York, this is one of many cosmetic treatments we offer, so read on for everything you need to know about laser tattoo removal.
FAQ About Laser Tattoo Removal
How Does a Laser Remove Tattoos?
Tattoos are made up of thousands of ink particles injected into the skin and suspended to create a pattern. As the tattoo pigment particles are too large to be removed from the skin during filtering, they are permanent, and most previous tattoo removal treatments removed the top layer of skin and left a scar.
Laser tattoo removal uses a powerful, pulsed beam of light to pass through the skin and break up the old pigment particles into smaller fragments which the body’s skin and lymphatic system can filter out. This eliminates the need for surgical or chemical tattoo removal, as the tattoo fades naturally.
What Does the Laser Treatment Feel Like?
Tattoo removal with a laser can be uncomfortable, as you’ll feel an intensely hot pinch when the laser penetrates your skin. But unlike older tattoo removal treatments, the discomfort is momentary and isn’t followed by a recovery period or wound care. Taking a mild painkiller like aspirin before or after your treatment can help.
You may experience minor bruising or bleeding after the treatment, and your doctor will advise you on how to alleviate these temporary symptoms. You should be free to resume normal activities immediately, but keep the affected area protected.
How Long Will It Take for the Tattoo to Fade?
Any redness or soreness should fade in the day after the tattoo is treated, as the skin begins the healing process and filters out the particles. The time it takes for the tattoo to fade will vary based on the size and darkness of the ink used. You should see the tattoo start to fade within two to three weeks, but larger tattoos may take more than one treatment,
I Am Considering Laser Tattoo Removal: What Is My First Step?
The first thing you should do is schedule an appointment with one of our qualified dermatologists. Your skin should be in good health overall, particularly in the treatment area, and you will be checked for any allergies that could be triggered by the treatment. If your tattoo is suitable for laser removal and there are no other health concerns, you’ll be scheduled for your first treatment and given instructions on pre-treatment prep.
Say Goodbye to Old Tattoos With an Innovative Laser Treatment
Laser tattoo removal is a non-invasive alternative to traditional tattoo removals that uses your body’s natural skin renewal process to wipe out old skin art. Contact Bella Tu Medspa in Nyack, New York to set up a consultation today.