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What to Expect When You Get Laser Tattoo Removal

What to Expect When You Get Laser Tattoo Removal | Newport Tattoo Removal

When you have a tattoo and you want it gone, you need a solution you can count on. PicoSure laser tattoo removal treatments are the state of the art way to make your unwanted ink a thing of the past. If you’re considering getting your tattoo removed with a professional laser tattoo removal technician but don’t know what’s in store for you, here’s everything you need to know about getting a tattoo removed with laser removal.

Get a Consultation

The first step in getting rid of your unwanted tattoo is to speak with a professional about your options. A laser tattoo removal professional at Newport Tattoo Removal will assess your tattoo and go over your options with you. Although it’s difficult to provide an exact number of treatments which will be required, they will assess the size and colors of your tattoo and help you to get a better idea for what to expect. Consultations are always free. If a provider wants to charge you for a consultation, go elsewhere.

Preparing for Treatment

You don’t want to be receiving your laser treatment on irritated or damaged skin. This means that in the days leading up to your session you should avoid anything which can lead to irritation. Avoid unnecessary extended sessions in the sun, like tanning, and use sunscreen if you will be spending time outside to avoid burns. Don’t shave the area around the tattoo unless instructed to, as it can lead to irritation.

The Tattoo Removal Session Experience

Tattoos persist because their particles are too big for your body’s natural responses to remove them. Each session of at Newport Tattoo Removal involves targeting the offending tattoo with a Picosure laser which breaks up the ink underneath your skin. This makes the particles small enough for your body to effectively flush them out. The result is a fading of your tattoo. With additional sessions, spaced four to six weeks apart minimum to allow for recovery time, you can further fade the tattoo until it is removed or light enough to be covered, should you prefer a cover up tattoo.

Tattoo Removal Aftercare

Just as it is important to care for new ink, you should also be mindful of your skin following a removal treatment. Your removal professional will likely recommend keeping it covered for several days, and added attention to cleanliness after cover comes off. Be sure to follow these instructions closely to avoid infection and get the best results from your laser tattoo treatment.

Getting a tattoo removed may feel like a daunting proposition, but with laser tattoo removal it doesn’t have to be the case. The technology for removing tattoos has never been better. If you’ve been considering removal treatments, contact a us today to schedule a free consultation at (949) 631-9009. Quit spending time with a tat you hate.

How Can Patients Help Optimize Their Tattoo Removals

Laser Tattoo Removal Before And After | Best Results with After Care | Newport Tattoo Removal

How Patients Can Help Optimize Tattoo Removals

When it comes to tattoo removal in Orange County, Newport Tattoo Removal wants you to know that aftercare is almost as important as the treatment. Proper aftercare helps improve tattoo removal results. To prevent any unpleasant outcomes such as an infection or skin texture change after your PicoSure laser treatment, you need to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your doctor.

What To Do After Treatment

The first day after your laser treatment, you will want to use a cold compress and keep the treated area elevated. This will help reduce pain and swelling. You will need to avoid being physically active and enduring excessive heat, such as hot showers or saunas. Other helpful tips include the following:

  • Wear sunscreen every day.
  • Apply ointment and cover with a bandage as directed.
  • Massage treated area for 5 to 10 minutes after the area has healed (5 to 10 days).
  • Do not pick scabs or pop blisters.

Tattoo Removal With Best Results

For the first one to two weeks after treatment, there are a few things to avoid to improve tattoo removal results. Until the treated area has completely healed, remember to keep it clean and dry. You may clean your skin with antibacterial soap and gently pat the area dry. While you are waiting for your skin to heal, don’t forget to avoid the following actions so that you get the best tattoo removal results.

  • Avoid high-pressure water hitting the treated area.
  • Avoid direct sunlight.
  • Avoid hot tubs and pools.
  • Avoid salt water.
  • Avoid taking aspirin, Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve (naproxen).
  • Avoid shaving the treated area.

Removing a tattoo with the PicoSure laser platform takes half the time as older q-switch lasers. Complete healing happens in four to six weeks.

Tattoo removal in Orange County by Newport Tattoo Removal helps you cover up some ink or make room for more. Give us a call at (949) 631-9009 or schedule an appointment today.