In years past, a few destructive techniques such as surgical excision, cryosurgery, dermabrasion, and many other treatments were used for the removal of the tattoo. Laser tattoo removal has outshined all these other treatments and made an easier and less painful procedure.
Laser Tattoo Removal is a cosmetic procedure aimed at demolishing the ink particles within the cells that give the color to the tattoo by using high-powered lasers that penetrate deep into the skin.
The ink of your tattoo is trapped in the varying depths of the bottom layer of your skin. When the laser light is applied to the targeted area of your skin, the skin is heated up, and the ink of the tattoo gets shattered. The dark and bold colors in the deepest layers require more sessions and treatment, contrary to the shallower and lower-density inked tattoo.
Lasers are the most efficient solution for tattoo removal. It’s successful!
Your healthy skin cells are not affected by the lights of lasers. Therefore, the chances of scarring are very low.
The downtime associated with Laser Tattoo Removal is very minimal. Just a few post-treatments are required, and the pain experienced during the treatment is also bearable.
If you don’t want to remove the entire tattoo, Laser Tattoo Removal treatment is a perfect go-to treatment since it can remove the specific part of a tattoo precisely.
Firstly, your provider at the Pommier Med SPA will evaluate the condition of your tattoo to determine the most effective energy for the removal of your tattoo. The procedure starts with protecting your eyes with a pair of protective eye shields, and a mild numbing cream might be applied to the treated area. Then, the pulses of the laser are delivered through the top layer of your skin and are merely absorbed by the pigments of your tattoo only.
Laser tattoo removal is a very fast treatment and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. People describe the feeling during the procedure as a rubber band being snapped against their skin. Laser tattoo removal treatment is uncomfortable but not as painful as it was getting the tattoo originally.
This largely depends on your age, genetics, skin complexion, and the color and depth of tattoo pigment. With that said, most cases require 6-8 sessions of laser tattoo removal treatment to get desirable results. Your provider at Pommier Med Spa will guide you further on the time span between treatments. However, it is recommended that the treatments should be 8-12 weeks apart.
It is strongly recommended to wear a medical-grade sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher for at least 4 weeks before the treatment. Moreover, your sun exposure should be as minimum as possible as suntanning and UV exposure significantly disrupts the Lasers’ mechanism. You should remove oils, creams, and lotions before the treatment. In addition, your provider will first cleanse the desired treatment area.
Do not scratch or rub the area that is treated with the laser tattoo removal treatment.
Your dermatologist may prescribe an antibiotic ointment after the treatment. After cleaning the treatment area with a mild soap or wash, use the ointment and gently pat it dry. Keep the site dry and clean during the healing period. Avoid swimming, sunbathing, and other sports and exercise until healed.