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Why Fall is the Right Time for Skin Rejuvenation Therapy

Why Fall is the Right Time for Skin Rejuvenation Therapy | Newport Tattoo Removal

Laser skin rejuvenation is a revolutionary anti-aging treatment that can be used to care for a variety of conditions and help you to love the you that you see when you look in the mirror. The safe and gentle PicoSure lasers used at Newport Tattoo Removal use small bursts of light to break up discoloration and help stimulate collagen generation. This allows the therapy to be used for techniques ranging from dark spot removal to lessening the appearance of wrinkles or sagging skin.

While there is no bad time to go in for skin rejuvenation treatment, there’s no better time than in the fall. Although you can receive effective treatment year-round, these reasons help to highlight why fall is the ideal season for your skin rejuvenation treatment.

Less Temptation to Stay in the Sun

Although laser skin rejuvenation is a treatment with minimal discomfort, there can still be some irritation and sensitivity in the treated area in the hours immediately following therapy. Patients are often advised to avoid excessive exposure to direct sunlight after treatment, and the fall makes this a much easier task. Summer days and trips to the beach go hand in hand, and while our fall days are often still warm and beautiful, it can be a little less tempting to spend a day laying out in October than it is in August.

Comfortable Temperatures to Keep You Covered

When you have a laser skin rejuvenation session, you don’t have to remain completely out of the sun, however, it is recommended that you keep the affected area covered as much as possible following a session. This can be challenging in the middle of summer when temperatures are at their peak and any extra layers turn your internal temperature up in a hurry. With fall weather bringing in slightly cooler days, it’s more comfortable to throw on a long-sleeved shirt or wear a hat that provides shade for your face.

Keeping Skin Hydrated is Easier

One of the great things about living in Newport Beach, California is that you don’t have to deal with the long, cold winters of some other parts of the country, but that doesn’t mean that some of the winter staples don’t still show up from time to time. On cooler, drier days, the skin that received laser treatment may feel enhanced irritation from the weather conditions. Getting your treatments done in the fall reduces the chances of experiencing a day like that.

Look Great for the Holidays

While there is no bad time to look your best, there are few times better than late fall and early winter. From getting dressed up in a fun costume for Halloween to getting together with family for Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, the season is full of times to get together with friends, family and maybe a camera. If you start your skin rejuvenation treatment in early fall you’ll be wrapping up treatment just in time to look your best when you need it the most!

Summer is winding down which means the perfect time to get your skin rejuvenation therapy is just around the corner. Contact Newport Tattoo Removal today for a consultation to learn what our professional technicians can do for you.

What Are Dark Spots and How You Can Treat Yours

What Are Dark Spots and How You Can Treat Yours | Newport Tattoo Removal

One of the most common aesthetic skin conditions is the appearance of unwanted spots and splotches. Spotting can come in a variety of forms and for a variety of reasons, but what they all have in common is that if you don’t like the spots you’ve developed, there’s nothing you want more than to see them go away. The good news is it’s never been easier to treat dark spots. If you have questions about your dark spots, we’ve got everything you need to know.

What Are Dark Spots?

As the name implies, dark spots are discolorations of the skin where increased pigmentation creates a noticeable change of hue in your skin. Although dark spots can be a sign of other more serious medical conditions, and you should always have new, unexplained spots examined by a dermatologist to be safe, they are often not harmful but instead represent a purely aesthetic concern.

What Causes Dark Spots?

There are many different conditions that can present as dark spots, and as a result there are many causes of dark spots. While this is not an exhaustive list of possible causes for your dark spots, some of the most common causes include:

  • Hormonal causes: As the hormones inside of your body change, it can have the effect of triggering the development of new dark spots on your skin. The most common ways this is seen is with melasma, spotting which occurs during pregnancy, and age spots.
  • Medication side effects: While there are obviously many benefits to taking medication, sometimes it also comes with unwanted side effects. In some cases, the medications you are on may be contributing to the development of dark spots on your skin.
  • Scarring: Another common cause of dark spots is scarring, either from cuts or skin conditions, such as acne scarring. The damaged skin may take on a new, discolored appearance.
  • Skin conditions: Some common skin conditions can result in dark spots as a natural byproduct of the condition. If you have spotting from a skin condition it’s important to speak with a medical professional to ensure any necessary treatment is prescribed.
  • Sun exposure: The sun is one of your skin’s greatest enemies, and spotting is just another of the negative side effects of extended time outdoors without proper SPF protection.

How Can You Remove Your Dark Spots?

The best way to treat dark spots is with PicoSure laser therapy with Newport Tattoo Removal. Picosure is a safe and easy procedure that causes minimal pain, wherein a professional therapist uses a laser to direct intense pulses of energy into the dark spots. This breaks the pigment down and allows your body to naturally flush it out of your system to reduce the appearance of spots.

Everybody deserves to love the skin they’re living in, and if you find that dark spots on your skin are reducing your ability to love yourself to the fullest extent, then it’s time to get them treated. After just a few sessions you’ll see that your dark spots have faded away and you have the blemish-free look you love.

What You Need To Know About How Tattoos Age

What You Need To Know About How Tattoos Age | Newport Tattoo Removal

Everybody who has discussed getting a tattoo with a skeptical friend or family has certainly heard the dreaded admonition that’s all too common, “Don’t you know those things last forever?” While this is true in many ways, what most don’t understand about tattoos is that they are still susceptible to change through the years. Everything from your body shape to exposure to the sun can contribute to the alteration of your ink. Here’s what every tattoo wearer should know could happen to their tattoo and how to deal with it.

What Happens as a Tattoo Ages?

As more and more time passes from the day you got your ink done, you may notice that the appearance of your tattoo begins to shift. There are a variety of ways you’ll potentially see this in your work, most notably:

  • Blurring: When you’ve recently had work done, you’ll notice sharp and clean lines. Over time, however, the edges can appear to blur. This is particularly a problem if you have fine script in your piece as it can become hard to read.
  • Fading: The sun’s rays are powerful, so if you have a tattoo in a location where it sees a lot of sunlight, you are likely to notice that some of the colors in it have become less intense or faded away entirely for lighter work.
  • Bleaching: Similar to fading, bleaching can occur when the color in your ink loses its vibrancy, resulting in less dynamic colors or even a change of color.
  • Loss of detail: Bold work is a common choice because of its longevity. Work with a lot of fine details may become harder to make out over time.

How Can You Combat Aging?

While you can’t fully prevent aging from affecting your tattoo, that doesn’t mean there aren’t steps you can take to improve your look. Here are the top tips for anti-aging tattoo care:

  • Use quality inks: Not all ink is created equal, so make sure your artist is using quality pigment that has a track record of long-lasting results.
  • Be bold: Large sections of bright colors last longer, so when in doubt, opt for a design with fewer fine details and more bold regions.
  • Always use sunscreen: The sun is your biggest enemy when protecting a tattoo. Just as sunscreen protects your skin by reducing the intensity of the sun’s rays, it also will help your tattoos to stay fresher as well.
  • Get touch-ups: While you may not be able to completely prevent fading and blurring over time, you can reduce the appearance of these changes by having a touch-up session where your artist can restore your ink to a newer look.
  • Consider removal: Sometimes, the damage of aging is such that you don’t think you can save it. The good news is that work that has begun to fade out is easier to remove, so you can fade it away and even get a new cover-up tattoo to replace the faded or blurred work with the help of the professionals at Newport Tattoo Removal.

You can’t stop time, but with the right care, you can combat its less-enjoyable side effects. Follow this advice, and you’ll keep your tattoo looking great for many years to come.

All Your Tattoo Removal Questions Answered

All Your Tattoo Removal Questions Answered | Newport Tattoo Removal

When you get a tattoo, you do so because you think you’re ready to wear that ink for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, as not every tattoo ages as well as we would like. If you find that you have one or more pieces on your person that you would rather not see every day, then there’s good news. It’s never been easier to deal with troublesome tattoos than it is now. We answer all of your tattoo removal questions in this blog.

Should I Get Removal or a Cover-Up?

While choosing between removal or a cover-up is a personal choice, they don’t have to be mutually exclusive, either. Often, when opting for a cover-up tattoo you can still benefit from having one or more sessions of laser tattoo removal first. Since laser tattoo removal fades the previous tattoo, it provides a cleaner surface for your cover-up.

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

When you receive laser tattoo removal from the experts at Newport Tattoo Removal, short bursts of intense light are used on the tattoo being removed. When the bursts hit the pigment in your skin from the tattoo, it breaks the ink down into smaller particles. This allows your body’s natural systems to then safely and effectively flush the pigment out of your body, causing the tattoo to fade away.

How Long Does Removal Take?

The length of each individual session during laser tattoo removal depends on the size of your tattoo. While most tattoos can be worked on in less than fifteen minutes, for tattoos covering larger areas, lengthier sessions may be required.

When you have laser tattoo removal treatments the entire tattoo is not instantly removed, as the process often takes several sessions, with each fading the work more than the prior. While darker colors can be removed just like light colors, designs with dark inks may take more sessions to achieve your desired results.

How Do I Prepare for a Tattoo Removal?

Although tattoo removal is a non-invasive procedure, special care should still be taken in the run-up to your treatments. Avoid excessive exposure to the sun before removal, and do not undergo any shaving or waxing over the tattoo as it can irritate the skin.

Is Tattoo Removal Painful?

The good news if you’re considering laser tattoo removal is that it is a relatively painless procedure. For patients experiencing pain beyond mild discomfort, local anesthetics are sometimes used to dull the sensation. It’s also normal for some mild discomfort in the affected area in the days immediately following the treatment.

Is Tattoo Removal Dangerous?

No! Laser tattoo removal is a safe procedure when performed by a professional technician like you find at Newport Tattoo Removal.

If you’ve had a tattoo done and you don’t like the way it looks anymore, then laser tattoo removal is the best way to get your skin back to looking the way you prefer. Whether you want to fade it away entirely or simply want to increase your options for a cover-up piece, tattoo removal is an excellent solution. Get in touch with Newport Tattoo Removal today to schedule a consultation and discuss your options.

What to Know if You’re Considering Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

What to Know if You're Considering Skin Rejuvenation Treatment | Newport Tattoo Removal

One of the most common wishes people have about themselves is that they could look just a little bit younger. While there’s nothing wrong with developing some wrinkles or spotting as you age, if you want to wind back the clock, there has never been a better time to do so. PicoSure skin rejuvenation is an excellent anti-aging option that can help you to rewind time and love the way you look.

What is PicoSure and How Does it Work?

PicoSure is the latest innovation in restorative laser treatment. Using intense pulses, PicoSure is able to have the same results as earlier laser treatment by helping to break down pigments in discoloration and helping to stimulate natural functions that reduce the appearance of sagging and wrinkles, but it does so without damaging the surrounding skin around the treatment area.

Because PicoSure can be completed in a shorter time, the surrounding skin does not pick up as much ambient heat, This makes it the safest and most comfortable way to rejuvenate your skin and get the results you’re after.

What Can PicoSure Treat?

PicoSure laser treatment is a versatile skincare process and can be used effectively under the care of the professionals at Newport Tattoo Removal to treat a variety of conditions. Common uses for PicoSure skin rejuvenation include:

  • Reducing the appearance of wrinkles, including both static and dynamic wrinkles
  • Minimizing sagging or loose skin as a result of a loss of skin firmness
  • Removing discoloration as a result of freckles, sunspots and other pigmentation conditions
  • Fading the appearance of scarring as a result of injury, surgery, acne and other causes

Who Can Benefit From PicoSure Treatments?

With so many different uses, PicoSure has value to a wide range of adults. Anyone who has one of the above conditions and would like to address them can be helped by a PicoSure therapy treatment plan.

Is PicoSure Painful?

Although a laser therapy treatment is not entirely pain-free, most patients describe the feeling as merely a mild irritation. This irritation is present during the procedure but is not persistent after your laser treatment is completed. Some gentler discomfort may persist in the addressed area in the days following treatment as your skin heals and recovers.

How Long Does Skin Rejuvenation Take?

In order to get the best results from your PicoSure skin rejuvenation treatment, you will likely need to have two or three sessions, with each bringing you closer to your final desired result. Individual treatments are short, usually about 15 minutes long each, with some variance based on the size of the area being treated. You will not be required to remain at the facility for care at the end of your treatment, so you can easily fit your PicoSure skin rejuvenation therapy into your schedule.

Whether you’re dealing with loose or sagging skin, wrinkles or discoloration, PicoSure skin rejuvenation can help. Get in touch with the experts at Newport Tattoo Removal today to schedule your consultation and learn how PicoSure can help you achieve your desired look. You’ll be glad you did!

7 Tips to Protect Your Tattoo on a Day at the Beach

7 Tips to Protect Your Tattoo on a Day at the Beach | Newport Tattoo Removal

As the world continues to deal with the COVID-19 virus, there’s never been a higher premium on finding fun outdoor activities that can be enjoyed safely. One of the best things about living in California is that there is no shortage of options for ways to spend a day outside in the sun while maintaining safe distances. You have a lot of great options at your disposal, not least of which is a day at the beach. Before heading out for a day of fun in the sun, however, it’s important to know how to care for your tattoos on a sunny day at the beach.

1) Take Extra Precautions For Fresh Work

Proper sun care is important anytime you’re heading to the beach, but it is particularly true if you have recently had a tattoo or laser tattoo removal. Both tattoo removal and a new tattoo can make your skin extra sensitive in the days that follow, and you should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun until your skin has had enough time to heal.

2) Always Apply Sunscreen

Even when taking full precautions, a day at the beach is still likely to include a lot of time exposing your skin to the sun, so you should be sure to apply a minimum of SPF 50 before you go. Remember that some lighter clothing may not be providing full UV protection, too, so even skin you expect to be covered can benefit from having sunscreen applied.

3) Bring Some Shade

While laying out in the sun is a great way to work on your tan, it’s also a big risk. If you intend to be at the beach all day, make sure to bring either an umbrella or a tent so you have somewhere shaded to relax when you need a break from direct sunlight.

4) Wear Cover for Your Tattoos

You didn’t get your tattoos just to keep them covered all the time, but it can provide a good solution when you need just a little extra protection. Wearing clothes that cover your ink if you’ve got a new tattoo, or even just wearing something as cover for part of the day if you’ll be at the beach all day long, is a simple way to reduce any sun damage to your tattoos.

5) Reapply Throughout the Day

If you’re spending more than an hour or two at the beach, then one coat of sunscreen is not enough. Check your sunscreen bottle for instructions on how long it lasts. When in doubt, an extra coat is always preferable to applying one time too little.

6) Use Aloe to Soothe Any Pain

Sometimes even the best-laid plans don’t go off perfectly. If you find that you’ve gotten a burn on your tattooed skin, aloe gel is excellent for soothing the pain and helping the skin to recover from the sun damage.

7) Stay Out of the Water with Fresh Work

One of the biggest perks of a day at the beach is the chance to head into the water, however, you should be careful if you’ve recently had a new piece worked on or underwent laser tattoo removal with Newport Tattoo Removal. The sensitive skin needs to be protected from ocean water in the days immediately following a session.

A day at the beach is a great way to spend an afternoon, and with these safety tips you can ensure it’s as positive of an experience as possible!

Summertime Skincare Tips for Your Tattoos

Summertime Skincare Tips for Your Tattoos | Newport Tattoo Removal

The summer sun is just around the corner, and after a spring of being kept inside by more than just the weather, it can be tempting to spend long days out in the hot sun this summer. While getting fresh air can do you a world of good, too much exposure to direct sunlight can be a real hazard. In addition to the general health risks of excessive sun, it can also lead to damage for your tattoos. Here are some important tips to keep in mind when the temperatures rise to keep your tattoos looking their best.

Water is Your Best Friend

The best way to protect your skin and the ink within it is to stay hydrated. This comes both in the form of regularly moisturizing your skin directly and also just staying generally hydrated by drinking enough water. The warm weather and sunlight that comes with summer can dry your skin out, which increases the chance of damage to any work you’ve had done.

Keep it Covered

Your best bet for protecting sensitive skin or tattooed skin is to minimize how much sunlight it gets in the first place. When possible, wear clothing that covers your tattoo or take advantage of shaded areas to minimize direct sunlight on the skin. The less exposure your tattoo gets the better condition it will maintain and the lower your risk of any painful irritations.

Slather on the SPF

Of course, nobody gets a tattoo because they’re excited to keep it covered up all the time, so you also need plans for how to take your ink into the sun safely. The most important thing to remember, both for your tattoos and in general, is that sunscreen is a must. Choose a product with SPF 50 or higher and makes sure that you cover any skin that will be exposed to the sun. This allows you to show off your ink while also staying safe.

Minimize Unnecessary Sun

One way to make it safer to enjoy your time in the sun when you get it is to limit how much time you spend in the sun when it’s not necessary. If you know that you have a day at the beach planned, for example, spend a little more time in the days leading up to it taking care of activities that need doing around the house. By moderating your time in the strong summer sun, you can more freely enjoy the time when you have it.

Be Extra Careful with New Tattoos and Removals

While the above rules are always good guides to live by, they are particularly important when you’ve recently had a tattoo applied or removed. Getting work done leaves the skin sensitive and too much sunlight at that time can cause serious damage. If you’re in for a session at Newport Tattoo Removal or getting art added at a tattoo shop, make sure to speak with the professional assisting you to discuss safety tips in the days immediately following your session.

Summer is a time to relax and enjoy yourself, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still behave responsibly. By taking these precautions you can live it up this summer without worrying about damaging the beautiful artwork you’ve had done.

Finding the Right Time to Remove an Unwanted Tattoo

Finding the Right Time to Remove an Unwanted Tattoo | Newport Tattoo Removal

When you have a tattoo you don’t want on your body, you’re faced with two options — covering up or removing it through laser removal therapy. Often, people opt for a combination of both, first fading the tattoo through laser therapy before getting a cover-up, creating a cleaner canvas for the new work and expanding the replacement options. If you have a tattoo you want to remove but want to find the best time of year to do so, here’s what you need to know to find the right season for your tattoo removal.

Winter Makes it Easiest to Follow Proper Protocols

If you don’t mind waiting for the right time of year, then winter is the best time to bet a tattoo removal treatment plan. Because a majority of the tips for keeping your skin healthy following laser treatments, as well as tips for preparing before a session, revolve around keeping the skin clean and protected from unnecessary UV radiation, the cooler weather is a plus. It means you’re less likely to spend all day outdoors, and when you do it’s more comfortable to wear longer clothes that cover the treated skin.

Fall and Spring Require Extra Care in California

If you’re looking to get a tattoo removed in the spring or fall in California, remember that the warmer weather means you need to take precautions as if it was summer. That means minimizing direct sunlight on the affected skin immediately following the procedure, either by staying indoors or keeping it covered as often as possible. When you can’t prevent it from being exposed to sunlight, be sure to apply sunscreen before heading out for the day and reapply as needed to ensure that the affected skin is properly protected.

There’s No Time Like the Present

While it can be easier to care for your tattoo in cooler months, if you have a piece of art that you don’t want to wait to remove or have something you really want added that requires a cover-up, you don’t have to wait. As long as you take extra care in months where you’re likely to spend more time in the sun, you can safely get a tattoo removal twelve months a year. Just make sure to follow the treatment and care advice of your laser tattoo removal professional.

When in Doubt, Ask a Professional for Advice

The simplest way to determine if you’re ready to get a tattoo removal and what you need to do in order to get the best possible results is to speak with a removal expert. By contacting a laser tattoo removal professional you can explain your situation and get their expert opinion on when to schedule and what you need to do to protect your skin throughout the process.

Walking around with a tattoo you no longer want is never ideal. If you’ve got ink that you want removed, contact Newport Tattoo Removal today. Their expert technicians will help you to understand your options and start you on a path to removing your unwanted tattoo for good. The sooner you speak with an expert the sooner you can start on the path to removal.