Is Tattoo Removal Painful?

Is Tattoo Removal Painful?

Technology has changed a lot about our world, and that includes the permanence of tattoos. Once upon a time, getting inked was a lifelong commitment; however, laser tattoo removal has come so far that its popularity has skyrocketed. As tattoo removal gets more convenient and more comfortable, you might be considering it for yourself.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to some of your ink, look no further than our team of tattoo removal specialists here at Heights Aesthetic Laser Center in Brooklyn. Using the leading-edge Spectra™ laser from Lutronic® Aesthetic, we can help to clear a broad range of tattoos from your skin.

When people visit us to see if tattoo removal is right for them, they usually have two questions: Will it work and will it hurt? The best way for us to answer the first is to see your tattoo so that we can personalize a tattoo removal plan for you. But as for the second question, we can give you a pretty good idea of what to expect. 

Discomfort during treatment

We’ll level with you: Tattoo removal is not an overly comfortable process. But the lasers used to clear the unwanted ink from your skin have come a long way, so you don’t need to worry about the intensely painful experience of, say, a decade ago.

Today’s laser tattoo removal feels a lot like a rubber band snapping against your skin. It won’t be the most comfortable thing you ever do, but it should hurt significantly less than it did when you got your tattoo. 

Our Heights Aesthetic Laser Center team works with you to keep you as comfortable as possible during your tattoo removal. We adjust the laser so you’re getting just enough energy to break up the pigment in your tattoo without causing you unnecessary pain. We can also apply a topical numbing agent or take breaks if you’re feeling excessive discomfort. Ultimately, our goal is to make the tattoo removal process as positive as possible for you. 

What to expect after laser tattoo removal

After your tattoo removal appointment, you might feel like you have a bad sunburn — and you should act accordingly. To help achieve the best results, it’s important that you keep the treated area protected from the sun. Otherwise, the sun exposure could cause changes in the laser-treated pigment. 

In the weeks that follow your laser tattoo removal, your body will start to absorb the pigment that the laser broke up. You’ll see your tattoo dissipate over time.

To fully remove a tattoo, most people need a handful of sessions spaced over several months. Come show our team your tattoo, so we can recommend the right removal plan for you. 

You aren’t stuck with your ink. To find out if tattoo removal is right for you, call our office, or make your appointment online today. 

We offer Coolsculpting, Emsculpt, and RF Microneedling. Call us to book your appointment today.

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