Recent advancements in technology have made lasers a popular choice for tattoo removal. The modern laser procedure is more effective and safer than traditional techniques. This Southlake tattoo removal technology can eliminate tattoos with multiple colors with satisfactory outcomes.

How does laser tattoo removal work?

Tattoo removal involves using a Q-switched laser to direct a pulse of energy under the skin. The heat disintegrates the ink on your tattoo. The pigment breaks into smaller particles, and the body absorbs it with time.

Some tattoos can be colorful, with complex patterns, while others can be a couple of lines with virtually no color. You may need multiple sessions to remove the tattoo, depending on the number of colors and skin type.

The tattoo needle machine works by perforating the upper layer of the skin to apply ink. Therefore, the required tattoo removal sessions will depend on the ink deposited on the deeper layers. The deeper the ink the more treatments you’ll need to eliminate the tattoo.

Recovery and aftercare

After the tattoo removal procedure, your specialist will recommend aftercare steps for the best outcomes. By adhering to the aftercare instructions, you can attain the desired results faster.

You’ll need to keep the area clean and bandaged. A medicinal ointment is applied to the tattoo removal portion and covered with a sterilized gauge. You can remove the gauge after three days or according to your specialist’s instructions.

It is advisable to protect the treated region from direct sunlight. Sunburn damages the skin, leading to reddening, swelling, and pain.

Severe burns tend to thicken the skin and develop discolorations. Your specialists will recommend an ideal sunblock for outdoor use. 

Recover will depend on the procedure, overall health, and the quality of care after tattoo removal. You can expect the wound to heal within four to eight weeks. The healing period is as critical as the treatment.

Are there any side effects?

You may experience side effects during the first few days after the procedure. Most side effects should disappear after the first week.

Some of the side effects may include:

Blistering and swelling: The wound may swell or develop blisters in some patients. Your specialist will instruct you to avoid popping the blisters. It may prolong the healing process and worsen the inflammation. The blisters typically disappear after four to six days.

Scabbing: A crust layer may develop on the treated area. The area is considered a wound in the first few days after tattoo removal. Therefore, scabbing is part of the natural process of healing the wound.

Why you should consult a professional

Consulting a tattoo removal professional is essential for preventing inflammation and attaining the desired results. The tattoo removal specialist is a dermatologist with the training and skill to ensure the procedure is safe and effective.

Your specialist will review your prescriptions and help you manage your expectations. Results may vary between patients. A review of your health status, medication, and preferences will determine what to expect after the procedure.

Contact Medrein Health & Aesthetics to schedule your appointment to learn more about laser tattoo removal.