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How to Care for Your Skin After Tattoo Removal When It’s Colder Outside

How to Care for Your Skin After Tattoo Removal When It's Colder Outside | Newport Tattoo Removal

Getting an unwanted tattoo removed from your skin can be a freeing experience when it is finally done and you no longer have the unwanted ink. Removing a tattoo doesn’t happen overnight, however, and so it’s important to find the right time to begin your tattoo removal therapy because it comes with the need to manage your skincare over the duration of the treatment period. If winter is approaching and you’re considering having a tattoo removed or faded for a cover-up, here are four important considerations to ensure you manage the removal effectively and avoid any unnecessary complications.

There’s Good News

Before going into the special considerations you need to take to keep your skin clean and safe during a winter tattoo removal, there’s good news to consider. In many ways, getting your tattoo removal treatments in winter makes it easier to take care of the affected area. Many of the biggest concerns following removal are mitigated by doing so in winter when cooler days replace high heat.

The risk of increased exposure to the sun or getting dirt into the exposed skin is significantly reduced in winter because it is easier to wear more coverage when you go outside. Because temperatures are more moderate in winter, you can opt for long sleeves or pants much more comfortably than in the summer.

Moisturize Regularly

One of the biggest concerns when caring for your skin following a tattoo removal session is keeping it properly moisturized. Not only is moisturization good for your comfort throughout the process, but it also helps to keep the skin healthier and avoids drying out or painful cracking of the damaged skin. Although southern California doesn’t get the frigid cold of winter elsewhere, humidity still dips in December and January. Although regularly applying moisturizer to the affected skin is important no matter when you get your tattoo removal done, it is even more important in the winter when you are more at risk for drying out. Using a moisturizing lotion can help keep your skin from drying out and getting damaged.

Keep it Clean

In some ways, working on your tattoo removal in winter makes it easier to keep it clean as longer clothes keep it protected from outside dirt and irritants, but it’s also important to keep it clean under your clothes. This means that you should wear clean clothes and fabrics that don’t produce excessive lint or other small pieces that can get into the affected skin and lead to an infection. The warmer winters of California help with this, as lighter clothes are often less likely to have lint. You should also be sure to look at the affected area when changing or exposing the skin to moisturize and clean out anything that has gotten into the irritated skin.

Loose Clothes

In addition to choosing clothes that are unlikely to contaminate your sensitive skin, you should opt for loose-fitting clothes. Overly tight clothes can result in the fabric being pulled tight and rubbing against the skin when you move about. This is not only uncomfortable but can also irritate the skin and harm the healing process.

If you’re considering getting tattoo removal work done, winter is no reason to put it off. By following these tips you can get the removal you need while protecting your skin so it comes out looking its best.

Laser Rejuvenation Therapy: Looking Younger Has Never Been Easier

An image of a young woman in beauty salon doing laser rejuvenation and toning on her face.

Just because time only moves forward doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to aging slowly as the days go by. With the right skin care treatment you can roll back the clock and bring your face back to younger days. Everybody loves looking younger than their years, and with PicoSure skin rejuvenation treatments at Newport Tattoo Removal that dream can become a reality. Laser therapy is a versatile condition capable of helping you with a variety of skin situations.

Skin Toning

One of the natural effects of aging is a loss of firmness in the skin. The connective tissues in your skin break down over time causing it to lose elasticity and develop cellulite. Laser therapy treatment helps to break down cellulite and firm up your aging skin to pull the years off.

Wrinkle Removing

There are few things more associated with aging than the development of wrinkles. While there’s no failsafe way to avoid wrinkles developing over time, with PicoSure skin rejuvenation your wrinkled areas are tightened up to reduce or remove both static and dynamic wrinkles.

Scar Minimization

Many scars result in discoloration and disruption of the natural shapes of your skin. Laser therapy helps to reduce the appearance of these changes so that you no longer have to be reminded of the cause of your scars every time you look in the mirror.

Spot Fading

One of the most popular uses of laser treatment is removing unwanted tattoos, and the same effects can be had with natural skin discoloration as well. From sun spots to freckles to splotching, the PicoSure laser breaks down the pigmentation into particles small enough for your body’s natural defenses to remove them.

Vascular Discoloration Eradication

One of the most common skin conditions people deal with as they age are discolorations caused by blood vessels and blood blisters. A professional laser therapy specialist can help you to minimize the appearance of these vascular discolorations, restoring your skin to its natural color.

It’s important to love the way you look when you gaze into the mirror. A poor self image weighs on your mental health and even leads to physical discomfort as well. The good news is that you don’t have to live with the imperfections you see if you don’t wish to. With PicoSure skin rejuvenation treatment it is possible to get back the skin you had when you were younger. If you’re in need of skin therapy reach out to a laser skin rejuvenation professional today.

Summer is Here: How to Protect Your Ink in Warmer Weather

Summer is Here- How to Protect Your Ink in Warmer Weather

The summer sun has begun, and while that means fun times at the beach, it also means the increased intensity of California’s summer sun. While it’s important for everybody who is heading out the door to take care of their skin when the sun is at its strongest, it is particularly important if you have tattoos and are worried about keeping them in their best possible condition.

Moisture Is Your Friend

One of the biggest risks to the skin your tattoo is in during the hot months is dehydration. When your skin gets dried out it is particularly vulnerable to cracking or scarring and this can result in permanent damage to your tattoo. Fortunately there are multiple ways you can address your hydration levels.

The first thing you should always make sure to do is stay personally hydrated. Not only is getting enough water great for your skin, it’s good for your health overall. This becomes particularly important on the hotter days of summer.

For more direct care for your ink, apply moisturizer before you leave the house on hot days. The lotion will put additional moisture directly into the skin around your tattoo to help it resist damage.

Protect Your Ink

While hydration helps keep your tattoo looking its best, it can’t do all the work on its own. The best care for your tattoo in the sun is protecting it from the sun. The easiest way is to minimize your tattoos’ exposure to the sun. Don’t spend unnecessary time laying out, and if you do, try your best to keep your tattoo and the skin around it covered and protected from direct sunlight. When that’s simply not an option be sure to apply a high SPF sunscreen to your tattoo and you’ll help resist the sun’s negative effects on it.

Don’t Rush Into It

Although the above advice holds true for all tattoos, that doesn’t mean that all tattoos are equally in need of protection. It is a good idea to practice protection for your old tattoos during the summer season. It is absolutely essential that you take care of any new work. In the days immediately following your session you should do everything you can to avoid direct sunlight on it. Your tattoo artist should give you advice on the healing process, but when in doubt err on the side of protecting the area in the weeks following the work as it is damaged skin in need of recovery.

The summer is a great time to have fun outdoors with your friends, but not without its reasons for caution. By making sure that you do everything you can to protect your tattoos you can still enjoy your summer without regretting it come the fall.

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4 Ways to Keep Dry Skin at Bay This Winter

Cold weather comes with a ton of good things: sweaters, scarves, hot cocoa and the holidays, to name a few. However, the weather also brings on some challenges, especially when it comes to skincare. However, the dry conditions don’t mean you have to suffer through dry, chapped and cracked skin for months on end. There are a few key steps you can take to keep your skin glowing and soft, such as:

  1. Work with a Professional

If you’re able to have a skincare professional on your side, that could make all the difference with the quality of your skin throughout the winter months. Professionals like those working at Newport Tattoo Removal have all the advice you’ll need to keep your skin looking and feeling excellent. Furthermore they can provide you with prescription-grade moisturizers and other medical support to help you get the most out of your efforts.

  1. Moisturize More Often

If moisturizing isn’t already a part of your daily skincare routine, make sure to incorporate it in the cold months. If it’s already something you do, do it more often. During these months, you may want to change up your moisturizer as well. Oil-based moisturizers are more effective than creams or lotions because they provide a thicker layer of protection against cold air and other threats while you’re on the move.

  1. Don’t Forget Your Hands

Typically, your face receives the most attention during your skincare routine simply because the cells there are more vulnerable to the effects of cold and UV rays. However, during winter, other parts of you are just as vulnerable, especially your hands, which (like your face) have thinner skin than the rest of your body. Use lotion liberally throughout the day and be sure to use gloves – preferably cotton to avoid irritation – when you head outdoors.

  1. Passive Moisturizing

Hooking up a number of small humidifiers throughout your home is a great way to passively moisturize your skin whenever you happen to be indoors. Your home’s central heating blasts dry air that pulls the existing moisture out of your skin, only adding to the problem of the chilly outdoor temperatures. Humidifiers keep the air in your home a bit more moist and keep your skin softer and less dry as a result.

By working with a skincare professional, and moisturizing in more places more often, you can effectively stave off the negative skin effects of cold weather this winter. Each step is easy to follow, and gives you your best and brightest skin throughout the holiday season and beyond. Need more help keeping your skin in great condition this winter? Give Newport Tattoo Removal a call us for a free consultation at: (949) 631-9009.