What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal Treatment

What Is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser tattoo removal is a procedure that uses the advanced Spectra laser to help your body rid itself of the unwanted tattoo. This treatment uses quick and short pulses of light energy to treat a wide range of pigments at multiple depths for the best end results. It is very important to have your tattoo removed by someone who is well trained.

How Does Tattoo Removal Work?

The reason that tattoos are “permanent” on your body is because your body is not able to break up and metabolize the large ink particles. The Spectra laser is glided over your unwanted tattoo and a frost should appear over the ink. This means the laser energy is breaking up the ink into small enough fragments so that your body is able to rid it through its own natural healing process.

What Machine do You Use for Laser Tattoo Removal at Your Practice?

At Heights Aesthetic Laser Center, we use Spectra by Lutronic for our laser tattoo removal. This machine uses the newest technology to deliver the best results. It is effective on all tattoo pigment colors (black, red, dark and light blue, green, and more).

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

What Will My Skin Look Like After Treatment?

Right after your laser tattoo removal treatment, your skin will have a white discoloration, and the area around the tattoo may become reddish and appear swollen. This is normal and will disappear slowly over time. Results take about 4-6 weeks after each treatment. Immediately after treatment, antibiotic ointment and gauze will be applied to the treated area to minimize infection. We recommend you continue to apply an antibiotic ointment for 3 days after and then keep it moisturizer with Aquaphor after the first 3 days.

Is Laser Tattoo Removal Right For Me?

The Spectra tattoo removal treatment is an extremely safe and effective one that works for almost any skin type and person. The only way to know for sure that the Spectra Laser is right for you is to book a consultation with a Heights Aesthetic Laser Center provider. They can examine your tattoo and make the best judgment for your treatment plan. This will also help your provider decide how many sessions will be necessary for you to reach your ultimate body goal.

Most of those who decide to receive laser tattoo treatment will require several treatments over several months to get the best tattoo results.

After the procedure, you must keep the treated spot covered and out of the sun to protect it from unwanted skin pigmentation, which may affect your results.

To book a tattoo removal consultation call Heights Aesthetic Laser Center today!

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

Author
Ashley D.

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