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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.

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!

The Latest Skin Rejuvenation Technologies You Should Know About

The Latest Skin Rejuvenation Technologies You Should Know About | Newport Tattoo Removal

Skin rejuvenation is the big new thing taking the world by storm. It refers to any technology that helps minimize wrinkles, smooth the skin’s surface and make it appear more vibrant and youthful. There are several different types of technology that can potentially take years off of your face. Here’s what you should know about them and how they compare to PicoSure®.

Microneedling

Microneedling sessions are done by rolling a tool with sharp needles on it over the face, scalp or any other areas where treatment is desired. The treatments stimulate the body’s own production of collagen and are frequently used to treat everything from fine lines and wrinkles to age spots. Several treatments are typically needed before noticeable results are revealed.

Coolsculpting

Coolsculpting isn’t one of the newer types of technology, but it is making a comeback in the skin rejuvenation world. It involves freezing the skin to destroy fat cells just below its surface. Handheld paddles help suction the skin to deliver targeted treatments to specific areas. As the skin is cooled, the therapist holding the paddles massages the treatment area firmly. This breaks up the fat so your body can naturally eliminate it.

Though many report positive results, it’s important to note that this treatment can be painful and often requires several sessions. Additionally, it can take up to three months to notice any results.

Oxygen Facials

Some high-name celebrities tout the benefits of oxygen facials, which are treatments that use compression technology to force oxygen and other nutrients into the skin. This is done with pressurized air streams. The treatments are said to help minimize the appearance of fine lines while simultaneously plumping and brightening the skin. They are not particularly comfortable treatments to receive, but many swear by their results.

Botox®

Botox® certainly isn’t new, but it continues to be one of the most popular skin rejuvenation technologies people use. It’s an injectable treatment that relaxes the facial muscles to minimize the appearance of fine lines. It’s a relatively quick procedure, which may be one reason why it’s so popular. The results typically last anywhere from 3-6 months, which means most people who rely on Botox® receive treatments multiple times per year.

Many people describe the feeling of the needle as a sharp bug bite. The discomfort of the needle prick is usually short-lived. However, some people find the Botox® itself to be uncomfortable once it’s underneath the skin.

PicoSure®

PicoSure® is a cutting-edge skin rejuvenation treatment that shows promising results. It’s a noninvasive procedure that uses laser technology to reduce acne scars, sun damage and wrinkles without any painful side effects. Unlike many of the other treatments listed here, PicoSure® only requires two or three sessions to achieve optimal results.

Newport Tattoo Removal offers PicoSure® laser skin rejuvenation treatments to people with the following conditions:

  • Vascular conditions
  • Dynamic and/or static wrinkles
  • Loss of skin tone
  • Scars
  • Unwanted pigmentation

Short-term side effects may include minor swelling and redness, but they go away quickly. Once people discover the many benefits of PicoSure®, they rarely return to other, less effective skin treatments. If you’re looking for the single best skin rejuvenation treatment, give this one a try. You’ll be amazed at the results.

The Colorful History of Tattoos

The Colorful History of Tattoos | Newport Tattoo Removal

 

Tattoos have been in existence since at least Neolithic times. Scientists have discovered mummified preserved skin decorated with ancient tattoo art. Although the practice of tattooing has been around for thousands of years, it has gone through many changes. Here is some fascinating information about the history of tattoos.

The First Tattoos

In ancient times, tattoos were made by forcing powdered charcoal into cuts. The process was painstaking and took a long time. In ancient Egypt, it seems that tattooing was primarily reserved for females. While some theorize that tattoos were reserved for women of dubious status, many experts believe that tattooing was actually a protective and possibly sacred practice for females. In particular, it is thought that certain tattoos applied to the abdomen, upper thighs and breasts were intended to protect women as they prepared to give birth.

It isn’t known for sure who created the tattoos on the bodies of ancient Egyptian women, but many think the older women in the community created the tattoos for the younger women. This also happened in Egypt in the 19th century and is still practiced today in some portions of the world.

Instruments Used To Create Ancient Tattoos

Ancient Egyptians may have used a special wooden-handled tool with a sharp point set into it to create tattoos. Archaeologists have also discovered small bronze instruments that had flattened, wide needles. It is surmised that these tools may have been tied together to create tattoos with multiple dots.

In 19th-century Egypt, similar tattooing tools were discovered. William Lane, an English writer who lived from 1801-1876, noted that the tattooing operation was performed with tied-together needles (usually seven per bunch). The needles were used to prick the skin into a specific pattern. Then, black smoke was mixed with human breast milk and rubbed into the needle pricks to create the tattoo.

Modern Tattoos

Modern tattoos are colorful and much faster to create than their earlier counterparts. The most common method for tattooing is an electric machine which creates the tattoo pattern on the skin and inserts ink into it. Unlike historical tattoos that were primarily black and gray, today’s tattoos can be any color imaginable. They are more popular among teenagers and young adults than they are among older generations.

Tattoo Removal Processes

Tattoos are permanent by design, but there are modern methods that can be used to remove tattoos as desired. Newport Tattoo Removal offers fast tattoo removal with the use of PicoSure technology. This method of tattoo removal involves sending pulses of laser light to the tattoo ink. The light shatters the ink into tiny particles that are eliminated naturally through the body’s lymphatic and circulatory systems.

PicoSure laser light is preferred over outdated tattoo removal systems that use nanosecond lasers to melt the tattoo pigment from the skin. This older method carries risk of scarring, burning and permanent skin damage.

If you want to remove one or more tattoos with minimal discomfort and minimal risk of long-term skin damage, opt for treatment with the PicoSure system instead of older nanosecond laser tattoo removal systems.

5 Ways to Deal With Dark Spots on Your Skin

5 Ways to Deal With Dark Spots on Your Skin | Newport Tattoo Removal

While developing dark spots is a natural process that happens to everyone eventually, that doesn’t mean that you are forced to just accept it. If you have dark spots on your skin that you don’t like, there are many treatment options available.

Before proceeding to ways to remove your dark spots, it’s important to note that dark spots and moles can be associated with medical concerns. If you have a new spot or growth, you should consult with a dermatologist to ensure that it is merely discoloration before proceeding to treatment.

If you have spots or discoloration that you want to remove, finding the right treatment for you is crucial. While all procedures promise great results, they’re not all created equal, and it’s important to find the option that is best for you and your needs to get the best results.

Microdermabrasion

In microdermabrasion, a trained technician uses a device to remove the top layers of skin by rubbing them with an abrasive surface. When the skin heals, sometimes this discolored area will fade slightly, allowing for the gradual removal of the spots. Often a local anesthetic will be used during the procedure in order to minimize pain. It is common for there to be some discomfort in the affected area while healing and recovering from the treatment.

Chemical Peels

In a chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to blister and then peel off, exposing fresh skin beneath. Although this is a procedure commonly undertaken to create a younger appearance, it can also have the effect of fading darker spots.

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy treatment involves applying extreme, concentrated cold onto the skin. This is often used in the treatment of growths, but can also be used on dark spots. The freezing damages the discolored skin, and it has the potential to heal slightly less dark than prior to the freezing.

Lightening Cream

One way to treat your discoloration or dark spots from the comfort of your home is with skin lightening cream. Although there are some creams that are effective, there are many out there that are either dangerous, ineffective or both. If you opt for a lightening cream, you should only use a prescription cream that your doctor recommends to ensure that you can trust it.

PicoSure Laser Therapy

The best way to remove discoloration and dark spots is with PicoSure Laser Therapy from Newport Tattoo Removal. Using laser therapy minimizes discomfort while maximizing results. The laser delivers short pulses to the discolored skin to break up the melanin that is causing the discoloration. This allows your body to naturally flush the melanin from your system, removing the dark spot or discoloration for good.

Everybody deserves to love the face they see when they look in the mirror, and if you have discoloration or dark spots that you don’t like, getting them removed or faded is just the right solution. Find a dark spot treatment that works for you and schedule your consultation with a professional to get your spots looked at today!

5 Treatments to Help You Look and Feel Younger

5 Treatments to Help You Look and Feel Younger | Newport Tattoo Removal

Everybody grows older, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t steps you can take to help yourself look younger. In addition to following basic skincare processes like wearing sunscreen outdoors, moisturizing and eating healthy, there are treatments available to help you slow the signs of aging or even unwind the clock back to your younger days.

There are pros and cons to every treatment option, and it’s important to find the best treatment plan for your needs to get the best results. Here are the five top options for anti-aging skin treatment to help you find the solution you need.

Botox

Probably the most well known anti-aging medical treatment, botox involves injecting botulinum toxin under the skin. The toxin has the effect of reducing the appearance of wrinkles and folds in the skin. While Botox is an excellent option for quickly removing wrinkles, its effects are temporary, lasting between three months and a year. It can also result in a reduction of expressive capabilities as the toxin also has the effect of reducing mobility in the injected area.

Facial

One of the simplest ways to improve your skin and look younger is to get a facial treatment. Facials come in a variety of styles with different ingredients involved in the mask applied, and they can be done at home or handled professionally at a spa. Facials are designed to remove imperfections while also helping to keep your skin moisturized and healthy for a younger appearance.

Cosmetic Fillers

There are a variety of factors that can contribute to wrinkles and sagging skin, one of which is the deterioration of collagen beneath the surface. With cosmetic fillers, a trained professional injects a synthetic filler under the skin to compensate for lost collagen. With fillers in, this creates the appearance of a more youthful complexion with fuller features.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel procedure removes the top layer of your skin, exposing the layers below. This is accomplished by applying a substance that causes the top skin to peel off. Because the skin beneath the surface is often smoother, it has the effect of making you look younger following the peel.

PicoSure

While laser therapy from Newport Tattoo Removal is more commonly associated with tattoo removal and skin discoloration, a trained professional can also use PicoSure technology to help with fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage. In just two to three laser sessions you can see significant results. Laser therapy is also a safe treatment with only minimal risk of side effects, most commonly redness and swelling immediately following the treatment that quickly heals leaving no further signs of treatment.

With these anti-aging techniques and treatments, you can help your skin look as youthful and vibrant as you feel. Whether you prefer the simple treatment of a facial mask or the increased effectiveness of a laser therapy treatment, there is a solution to help you look younger. Get in touch with a trained professional in the technique that best matches you and your needs and schedule a consultation to discuss your treatment options today!