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Why Winter is the Right Time for Your Tattoo Removal

Why Winter is the Right Time for Your Tattoo Removal | Newport Tattoo Removal

Finding just the right tattoo for you can be one of the best decisions you make, however, not all tattoos age as well as you would like them to. If you’ve got a tattoo that you want to get rid of, laser tattoo removal can be the solution you are looking for. Whether you want to fully remove the tattoo or simply want it faded enough to make it easier to get a cover-up, there’s no better time to schedule your tattoo removal than in the winter when temperatures are low. If you’ve got ink that needs to go, here are the best reasons to consider getting it removed this winter.

Lower Infection Risk

Because your sensitive skin is less likely to be exposed to the outside elements, it can be easier to keep the skin clean during the winter. This means that there is reduced exposure to infections as a result of the skin being made dirty. The layers you wear help to keep you feeling at your best.

It’s Easier to Avoid the Sun

An important care tip for tattoo removal is to keep it covered. This not only protects it from outside dirt and debris, but it also prevents it from becoming exposed to the sun’s UV rays which can have painful and harmful effects on your tattoo. Because winter may call for covering up a little more, even in SoCal, it’s easier to keep your skin covered without feeling overdressed and getting overheated when you’re out in the world.

No Shave, No Problem

When you get a laser tattoo removal treatment the skin is very sensitive and shaving immediately after is not an option. This can be a sensitive topic if the tattoo is in an area you are used to having smooth skin. With the increased layers of winter, it’s easier to hide the affected area so there’s no concern about any unsightly hairs.

Make Fewer Social Sacrifices

Because you need to keep your newly lasered skin covered following a session of tattoo removal, there are certain activities that are challenging immediately following treatment. In the winter this is less of a concern as you are less likely to have to sit out when friends or family get together in order to protect your sensitive skin, as it is easier to simply cover up your skin and join them if temperatures aren’t approaching triple digits.

A Big Wait Makes for a Big Reveal

Removing a tattoo is not a one-shot process. Instead, the tattoo is faded over the course of several sessions, each of which breaks up some of the inks in your skin in order to allow them to be flushed from the skin. This means that your tattoo will slowly fade over time as you get more sessions. When everybody can see your progress this has the effect of making the change less dynamic. When you get the removal done over the winter then debut the finished product when the weather changes, however, you can provide that wow factor.

If you’ve got a tattoo that has to go, there’s never been a better time to start receiving tattoo removal treatment. Schedule a consultation today, and by the time spring arrives, you’ll have a look you love.

How Your Skin and Ink Color Impacts Your Tattoo Removal

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Whether it’s out of regret or a change in perspective, many people with tattoos have at least one from their younger days that they would like to get rid of. While tattoos were likely to be permanent several years ago, modern technology has allowed for more and more people to undergo the tattoo removal process to erase the mistakes they made in their choice of body art.

Even with this new technology, removing tattoos is still a challenge. There are number of factors that go into a successful removal treatment including the experience level of your technician, the age of the tattoo, the type of laser used and the color of your skin and the ink that was used. This article will focus specifically on how skin tone and ink color play a major role in the success of your treatment.

Impact of Skin Color

Skin tone plays a major role in the tattoo removal process and it’s often discussed in terms of the Fitzpatrick Scale, which is how the skin reacts when exposed to the sun. First, tattoos on lighter skin can be removed faster because the laser settings can be set higher, allowing for faster results. Darker skin, on the other hand, requires more care and can’t handle the higher laser settings. It’s an intricate process, but simply put, dark skin tattoo removal is different from light skin tattoo removal, and the technician performing your removal must be aware of these differences.

Impact of Ink Color

Ink color can also determine how long the tattoo removal process takes and whether it can be erased entirely. Contrary to what may seem logical, if you have lighter skin and the ink in your tattoo is darker, the shorter the removal process will be. If your tattoo contains any red, yellow, white or fluorescent shades, it’s going to take more work to get it out. On the other hand, dark colors on dark skin takes a long time to come off because the technician has to be careful to ensure that the energy from the laser is actually being absorbed by the dark pigment in the ink and rather than the dark skin itself.

Skin and ink color are just two examples of what makes the tattoo removal process a challenge. Be sure to discuss these and other questions with your technician during your consultation so you can know exactly what results to expect from your treatment.

If you’re you’d like more information on your own tattoo and how removal may work for you call Newport Tattoo Removal today at (949) 631-9009 to schedule your consultation or use our online contact form.

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