Whether you’re covering up an ex-lovers name or the mistakes from a college dare, laser tattoo removal can help fix your tattoo mishaps and have you feeling confident in your new ink-free skin.
During the laser tattoo removal procedure, pulses of laser light at different wavelengths will be used to absorb the tattoo ink particles that have been trapped in the skin. When the ink particles absorb this energy, they instantly shatter into tiny fragments. Once the laser has broken the ink into smaller pieces, your body’s immune system works to remove the ink over the following weeks. We see this result by the tattoo lightening in appearance. Each treatment will continue to break down these particles until the tattoo is completely removed from the skin.
Leading up to your treatment you should avoid laying in the sun, as well as any UV or sunless tanning several weeks prior to your treatment. You should also avoid any pre-treatment shaving, waxing, or exfoliation. Hydration is a crucial part of a safe recovery, all of these factors can irritate your skin causing any unwanted side effects. You should also avoid taking aspirin, certain anti-inflammatory drugs, and any herbal medications that can cause increased bleeding.
After your treatment it is common for your skin to be extremely sensitive, you may want to limit wearing tight clothing or performing normal activities that could potentially irritate your skin further. Common side effects that occur include redness, swelling, blistering, scabs, and bruising. All of these side effects are temporary and completely normal! Blisters usually appear within 24 hours of treatment and can be very large and alarming, however, this too is completely normal. Scabs, bruising, and blistering may take up to a week or longer to heal.
By choosing Premier Dermatology for your laser tattoo removal, you can have peace of mind knowing that your skin and well being will be given the utmost importance. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at our office in Newark, Delaware!